Many congressional bills have little direct impact on our daily lives. A spending bill, for instance, involving millions of dollars isn’t really all that important to the typical American. At the end of the day, it may mean less than a mere fraction of a penny to an individual’s pocketbook. Not so, the energy bill which barely passed last night by a 212-210 margin. This involves real money---maybe thousand of dollars to your family’s annual budget. And yet, those who do the bidding of the environmental extremists almost won. How many people even knew about his most important piece of legislation? Shouldn’t a Democrat, who supposedly is looking out for the “little guy” be especially eager to see this bill passed? By all rights, no politicians should dare vote no. It should threaten their reelection chances. What explains this madness?