It is worse than that. No one saw the energy bill before they approved it because it was not yet printed when they voted.
Apparently there is wording in there that allows the US government to use California energy standards for all US building codes. As Californians continue to strangle themselves with idiotic energy policies, the entire country may be forced to follow their standards.
There is also wording that allows them to implement a plan where you would have to have an energy audit and upgrade your home to current energy standards before you can sell it. This could easily add thousands of dollars to the cost of selling a home. In many cases, it would add tens of thousands of dollars.
My father has since passed away, but in the late 1970s he told me about something that he would probably not see it in his lifetime, but I would see it in mine. His prediction was that I would watch everything that we have worked and died for for 200+ years get flushed down the drain by the f***ing idiots in Washington. I think I am watching his prediction come true.
This is very sad to watch, especially since there are many issues that have common sense solutions. It is apparent that common sense does not prevail in politics.
"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." -- Benjamin Franklin