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Old 04-04-2001, 08:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Exclamation CARA Land Grab Alert!!!


Sometime on Wednesday, April 4!

The United States Senate TODAY will vote on an amendment to the Federal
Budget Resolution to include the massive $45 billion land grab called

CARA's actual name is the Conservation and Reinvestment Act. But a more
accurate name for CARA is the Condemnation and Relocation Act. CARA
provides over ONE BILLION dollars per year in a guaranteed trust fund
to condemn private property!!!

CARA also provides another billion dollars per year to pork barrel spending
projects, from new courthouses and highways in Louisiana to police officers
for Eskimos in Alaska!

United States Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, whose state is the prime
beneficiary of the pork spending, filed this amendment at the last minute,
and it will be voted on sometime on Wednesday, April 4.

As you may recall, the CARA bill was defeated last year after a strong
grassroots effort by so many of us who wanted to protect our private
property and maintain access to federal lands. CARA would provide
billions of dollars over fifteen years for government agents to condemn
private property and then turn it over into wilderness - no access, no

The extreme environmentalists just love this bill!!! It accomplishes their

FIRST - massive, unprecedented funding to condemn private property.

SECOND - shutting down recreational and commercial access to the federal
lands by making more lands available for more wilderness designations like
President Clinton has done.

The sweetener in the bill is the billion dollar per year trust fund of pork
barrel spending projects that are spread around all fifty states, but
primarily benefit Louisiana.

$300 million PER YEAR out of the billion per year in pork goes to ONE
STATE - to Louisiana. So it is no surprise that Senator Landrieu has
decided to tell property owners to take a hike and stuff her face with

This is very bad news for land owners in all fifty states, and for
taxpayers everywhere outside Louisiana.

*****This amendment has appeared at the last minute - it will require your
MAXIMUM EFFORT to defeat it!!!! PLEASE do everything you can!!!


This is an amendment to include CARA in the federal budget guidelines.
It is NOT a vote on CARA itself. However, if it is included in the
budget plan, it gives CARA supporters a better shot at getting the actual
CARA funding later this year.

So, today's vote is a VERY important "test vote" to see how much support
there is for this massive unprecedented land grab.

CALL and FAX and EMAIL both of your SENATORS no matter who they

Republican or Democrat, conservative or liberal or whoever!!! This is an
all out blitz!!!!!

Please keep going ALL DAY and night on Wednesday - it is not clear when
on Wednesday the amendment may be offered.

Tell BOTH of your Senators - VOTE NO on Senator Landrieu's CARA
amendment to the budget resolution!!!

This is WHY both of your Senators should vote NO on the Landrieu CARA
amendment to the budget resolution:

CARA provides over ONE BILLION dollars per year for state and federal
government agents to condemn private land at their pleasure.

CARA creates a trust fund that guarantees funding at three BILLION
dollars per year for fifteen years, a total for forty-five billion
dollars. CARA will place land acquisition and pork barrel spending
projects at a higher priority than defense spending!!!! Defense spending
is NOT a trust fund, it is a part of the regular annual appropriations

Land grabs are NOT more important than national defense!!!

CARA damages small towns and rural constituencies. It's massive land
acquisition shrinks the property tax base by turning over private land to
government agencies. Small communities and counties whose residents depend
on local services will be severely damaged by the loss of tax base and
gradual the constriction of the community.

CARA threatens homeowners, mining claim owners, tree farmers, ranchers,
farmers, realtors, homebuilders, small business owners and recreation
advocates like hunters, fishermen, snowmobilers and off-highway vehicle
users. You can't recreate where you can't go!!!

CARA means CONDEMNATION AND RELOCATION for thousands of landowners as
government agents condemn private property over 15 years.

Call your Senator TODAY at (202) 224-3121. Email AND fax also.

Visit your Senator's state office if possible if it is near where you live.

The Landrieu CARA amendment to the budget resolution - VOTE NO!!


Forward this message to at least five other people - your whole list if

Call at least five other people to get them to call.

Make photocopies of this message and hand them out.


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Old 04-04-2001, 10:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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<FONT COLOR="Yellow">I was just going to post this....

I called
GET IT!!!!</FONT c>

<FONT COLOR="yellow">"Its a Wheelbase Thing, Your Jeep Wouldn't Understand"</FONT c>

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