I am sure everyone out there has been watching the news. I don't know how many people are like me but I can't stand what I am hearing. First of all let me introduce myself. My name is Henry. I am an electrician and have been for about 13 years. I am also currently laid off. Lately I have been watching the news on tv and also reading it online on CNS.com. It aggravates me that these idiot politicians out here are talking about the need to implement this "cap and trade" of emissions. Right now I look and see that unemployment rates are increasing daily and they want to implement a practice that will raise our energy rates even higher than they were. Now I am originally from Baltimore, Maryland and in the central Maryland region there is only one real choice for energy and that is Baltimore Gas and Electric. Maryland deregulated the energy companies a few years ago and in that time energy rates went up 85%. That means if you were paying $300.00 a month for electric you are now paying $555.00 a month for the same usage. Keep in mind that the only ones that are going to suffer with this "cap and trade" is the middle class. The lower class has energy assistance to fall back on. But the middle class I can guarantee that you make too much money to qualify. I have watched my fathers energy bills go to over a $1000.00 a month during the winter. The bad part is is that he doesn't use any additional power. Personally I think that we as tax payers and voters should be outraged by this and we need to say something to our elected officials. And if those same elected officials don't respond in kind by voting against these bills that cost us Americans more money than they need to removed with our votes!