Skip to comments.Dr. Dan Eichenbaum (NC 11) Signs No Climate Tax Pledge
Posted on 03/23/2010 8:56:42 PM PDT by DrDan4Congress
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, March 23, 2010
Contact: Dallas Woodhouse (919) 839-1011 or James Valvo (703) 224-3200
Americans for Prosperity Applauds U.S. House Candidate Dan Eichenbaum
-Signs No Climate Tax Pledge-
RALEIGHThe North Carolina chapter of the grassroots free market group Americans for Prosperity (AFP-NC) today applauded U.S. House candidate Dan Eichenbaum (11th District) for signing the groups No Climate Tax pledge. Eichenbaum joins more than 425 lawmakers and candidates on the federal, state and local levels pledging to oppose legislation relating to climate change that includes a net increase in government revenue.
The one thing elected officials should be able to agree on is that global warming shouldnt be used as an excuse to hike taxes on citizens and businesses, said AFP-NC State Director Dallas Woodhouse. We encourage all of North Carolinas elected officials and candidates for elected office to sign the pledge.
North Carolina signers include: U.S. Senator Richard Burr; U.S. Representatives Patrick McHenry and Howard Coble; U.S. Senate candidate Michael Beitler; U.S. House candidates Frank Roche, James Taylor, Jon Mangin, William Breazeale and Scott Keadle; and numerous state legislators.
Cap-and-trade took its first step toward enactment last year when the U.S. House narrowly passed the Waxman-Markey energy tax bill, which escaped the lower chamber by a scant seven votes despite significant bipartisan opposition. The Senate has struggled to pass companion legislation, with several key Democratic senators expressing opposition to passing the energy tax bill.
President Obama has made no secret of his support for the bill, which would be the largest tax increase in American history. The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office has scored the House plan as an $846 billion increase in federal revenue, a burden that will be borne by taxpayers and consumers for decades to come.
Using the guise of climate change to transfer dollars from hard-working citizens to bureaucratic big government is unacceptable, said Woodhouse. Regardless of their stance on global warming, this should be common ground for all of our elected officials at all levels of government.
The pledge is available online at www.NoClimateTax.com. AFP does not endorse candidates. All elected officials and candidates are encouraged to sign the pledge and go on the record in opposition to using the climate change issue to increase taxes and grow the size of government.
Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is a nationwide organization of citizen leaders committed to advancing every individuals right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP believes reducing the size and scope of government is the best way to safeguard individual productivity and prosperity for all Americans. AFP educates and engages citizens in support of restraining state and federal government growth, and returning government to its constitutional limits. AFP has more than 1,000,000 members, including members in all 50 states, and 30 state chapters and affiliates. More than 60,000 Americans in all 50 states have made a financial investment in AFP or AFP Foundation. For more information, visit www.americansforprosperity.org
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