The climate bill will cut greenhouse gas emissions by 17 % by 2020, and by 83% by mid century. That sounds impressive, but it will actually accomplish so much more. For example, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average consumer will pay between and 0 more per year for energy, while the Congressional Budget Office estimates the amount to be closer to 5 per year. Barack Obama says it will cost an average American the cost of a postage stamp, which comes out to roughly 0 each year. Of course, I wouldn’t put much stock in his estimates. After all, this is the same person who said his healthcare plan would cost 4 billion, only to have members of Congress estimate the price at .5 trillion.