Skip to comments.News Release: Americans for Prosperity Applauds U.S. House Candidate Dave Funk
Posted on 03/05/2010 7:31:46 AM PST by geniusbyosmosis
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, March 4, 2010 Contact: Phil Kerpen or James Valvo (703) 224-3200
Americans for Prosperity Applauds U.S. House Candidate Dave Funk
-Signs No Climate Tax Pledge-
Washington, DCThe free market grassroots group Americans for Prosperity (AFP) today applauded Iowa U.S. House candidate Dave Funk (3rd District) for signing the groups No Climate Tax Pledge. Funk joins more than 400 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 Vice President for Policy Phil Kerpen. We encourage all of Iowas elected officials and candidates for elected office to sign the pledge.
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 key Democratic senators openly expressing opposition to attempting to pass 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 Kerpen. Regardless of their stance on global warming, this should be common ground for all of our elected officials at all levels of government.
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