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  • Pennsylvania’s new Dem Governor may tax his state out of the energy boom

    03/09/2015 6:43:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/09/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Unlike its foolish neighbors to the north in New York, Pennsylvania has been enjoying the fruits of the energy boom for several years now. Natural gas drilling in particular has been paying benefits to the government and the citizens, with thousands of new jobs and all of the secondary growth which is associated with higher employment levels. In November of last year, however, the citizens of the Keystone State decided to oust incumbent Republican Governor Tom Corbett and replace him with Democrat Tom Wolf. Would anyone care to hazard a guess as to what one of the new guy’s...
  • Oil Industry: Obama’s Energy Tax ‘Would Thwart the Very Goals Expressed in His SOTU’

    02/04/2015 9:02:40 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    MRC TV ^ | February 2, 2015 5:35pm ET | Craig Bannister
    “President Obama’s call for a $95 billion energy tax hike would thwart the very goals expressed in his State of the Union address,” American Petroleum Institute (API) Pres. Jack Gerard said today. “America’s oil and natural gas renaïssance has done everything on the president’s State of the Union wish list for the middle class,” Gerard said, responding to Obama’s proposed budget. “Opposition to President Obama’s proposals is strong and bipartisan. The president’s annual call to raise taxes on U.S. oil and natural gas development would hurt job creation, infrastructure investment, the federal deficit, seniors on fixed incomes and domestic manufacturing.”...
  • Karl Rove's Group's New Ad Slams Hanabusa ( Hawaii )

    10/18/2010 4:07:52 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies · 1+ views
    KITV 4 News ^ | October 16, 2010 | Denby Fawcett
    GOP consultant Karl Rove got directly involved Friday in Hawaii's hotly contested Congressional race between Republican incumbent Rep. Charles Djou and Democrat Colleen Hanabusa. Rove's group American Crossroads started running an ad on Hawaii television stations Friday critical of Hanabusa. The TV commercial says, "There are problems in paradise, and Colleen Hanabusa would make things worse. Hanabusa supports Nancy Pelosi's tsunami of spending. She defends the trillion dollar health care takeover that raises our costs and cuts Medicare by over $500 billion. She has said she will support the cap and trade energy tax that will raise the cost of...
  • Guest opinion: Don’t raise taxes, cut wasteful federal spending

    09/23/2010 9:27:39 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | September 23, 2010 | Brian Riedl
    Because of overstaffing, the U.S. Postal Service selects 1,125 employees daily to sit in empty “standby rooms.” They are not allowed to work, read, play cards, watch television, or do anything. This $50 million annual cost may be dumped in the taxpayers’ laps if the debt-ridden Postal Service receives a federal bailout. Stimulus dollars are being spent on mascot costumes, electric golf carts, and a university study examining how much alcohol college freshmen women require before agreeing to casual sex. Washington is spending $2.6 million training Chinese prostitutes to drink more responsibly on the job. This is the kind of...
  • Reid Quietly Pushing Large Environmentalist's Tax, Will Hit Small Business, Middle Class

    08/12/2010 10:50:43 AM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    riehl world view ^ | August 12, 2010
    The maneuvering behind a Harry Reid-backed sweeping new energy tax that will hit small business and the middle-class in a down economy ... " Late yesterday Majority Leader Reid re-filed a substitute to the small business jobs bill. In addition to the substitute, there is a first degree amendment relating to the modification of the expanded 1099 reporting provision enacted as part of the health reform bill. The modification is an alternative to the Republican amendment to repeal the provision. The Republican provision is offset with spending cuts. The Democratic alternative introduced by Baucus is proposed to be paid for...
  • Lieberman, Kerry make last-ditch appeal on scaled-back climate bill

    07/12/2010 9:45:05 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 12, 2010 | Darren Goode & Ben Geman
    The Senate sponsors of a sweeping climate change bill are drafting a scaled-back version focused on electric power plants in a bid to salvage a role for greenhouse gas curbs in the Senate energy debate. Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) this week will start circulating a draft of their narrowed plan as they try to convince Democratic leaders to include a carbon pricing component in a broad energy package that may hit the Senate floor next week. “I am very optimistic that we can pass something here that deals with energy and gets us started in the...
  • Tax Increases on the Horizon

    07/12/2010 8:05:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | July 12, 2010 | Jillian Bandes
    Democrats in Congress haven’t made any moves to extend the Bush tax cuts of 2006, so workers of all income levels can expect to see a 5% increase in their income taxes, and additional tax increases from a number of other areas. The taxes affected include the capital gains tax, the alternative minimum tax, education deductions, sales tax exemptions. They also include small tax increases, like a rollback in tax breaks for tuition expenses and donations of books to public schools. "If you believe the current consensus, we could potentially see the top income tax rate hiked back up to...
  • Politicians Playing 'the God Card' on Oil, Energy, and Carbon Caps

    05/14/2010 11:39:44 AM PDT · by Welshman007 · 6 replies · 134+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 5/14/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    In pushing the latest attempt by liberals and RINOS (Republicans in Name Only) in Congress to get a 'cap and trade' energy bill and other legislation passed, politicians in Washington have pulled out 'the God card.' House speaker Nancy Pelosi, for example, stated that in her conversations with Catholic priests she said, 'I need you to speak from the pulpit about this issue. There are people in the pew who do not support the bill. And they need to know that is a manifestation of our living out the Gospel.' And then, Senator John Kerry, D-Massachusetts, in announcing the new...
  • Secrecy is the keystone to all tyranny

    04/26/2010 2:20:08 PM PDT · by geniusbyosmosis · 3 replies · 311+ views
    Captain Dave Funk ^ | April 26, 2010 | Captain Dave Funk
    Yet another example of the left’s promised transparency. Senators Liebermann, Kerry and Graham have taken the Obama Energy Tax Bill and skipped taking it to a committee and handed it over to Senator Reid so when he deems the time is right, Reid can ram it down our throats and take more of our hard earned money. The promises of transparency are being disregarded on all fronts and nothing but quiet on this issue thus far from either side of the aisle. Robert A. Heinlein said it best, “Secrecy is the keystone to all tyranny. Not force, but secrecy and...
  • "Senate Hides Obama's Energy Tax Bill From Debate"

    04/23/2010 7:20:06 AM PDT · by geniusbyosmosis · 9 replies · 2,452+ views
    Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise | April 22, 2010 | Ron Arnold
    (This was sent as an email alert) Senate Hides Obama's Energy Tax Bill From Debate "If we introduce it, (correctly) it'll get referred to committees," - Lieberman - Vote Expected In 2 Weeks At The End Of April Lieberman a so-called independent who caucuses with Senate Democrats and fellow co-energy conspirators Kerry, D-MA, and RINO Graham, R-SC, will NOT introduce their Phony Secret Energy Tax Bill via the normal Senate process, but will instead simply hand it over to Reid. Lieberman said "We want him to be able to work with it and bring it out onto the floor as...
  • Cap and Trade’s Snake Oil Salesman

    04/07/2010 8:50:41 AM PDT · by geniusbyosmosis · 12 replies · 748+ views
    Captain Dave Funk ^ | April 07, 2010 | Captain Dave Funk
    Cap and trade is not that complicated. Recently Ag Secretary Vilsack has been out promoting cap and trade and touting its benefits to farmers. Well, let’s look at these benefits that Sec. Vilsack is selling to the American people. Sec. Vilsack is selling this terrible legislation by pointing out the money farmers can make from planting trees which is considered a “carbon offset.” Therefore, during a recession those in Washington would rather re-forest our land, which Vilsack said would provide “significant income opportunities to America’s farmers and ranchers.” This is absurd. When did even the most basic rules about supply...
  • (Obama's) Backdoor Energy Tax

    04/05/2010 4:18:33 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 20 replies · 983+ views
    Investor's.com ^ | April 5, 2010 | Editorial staff
    Pollution Control: From cars to coal mines, the imposition of economy-killing restrictions is under way. Are the new EPA regulations on auto emissions the precursor to regulating carbon dioxide by executive order? In announcing the Environmental Protection Agency's first regulations on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from cars, Administrator Lisa Jackson has promised they won't be the last such rules stemming from the EPA's "endangerment finding" that carbon dioxide, six pounds of which every human being exhales every day, is a dangerous pollutant. "These are the first regulations that cover greenhouse gas emissions in the United States," Jackson told reporters in...
  • Moderate Democrats 'Anguished' Over Unpopular Votes as House Weighs Health Bill

    11/07/2009 9:45:31 AM PST · by yoe · 16 replies · 1,570+ views
    Fox News ^ | November 7, 2009 | Wendell Goler
    Some moderate Democrats still are “really anguished” over voting for the energy bill, Rep. Jason Altmire told Fox News, and they “would be reluctant now to vote for health care and take a second vote that might be unpopular in their district.”With Republicans raising the volume of their protests and House Democratic leaders uncertain if they have enough rank-and-file support, some moderate Democrats sense that passing a health care reform bill will be as difficult as the House’s energy bill, which was approved by a slim margin June. That has caused quite a bit of hand-wringing among the Democrats. Some...
  • Shivering their timbers

    11/02/2009 7:20:39 AM PST · by Graybeard58 · 17 replies · 733+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | November 2, 2009 | Editorial
    For many years, Americans indulged the global-warming fantasies of Al Gore and the loopy left because it didn't cost them anything (at least directly), it didn't materially affect their lifestyles, and it made some of them feel all warm, fuzzy and green. Now warmists are in power in Washington and pushing cap-and-trade legislation that will raise energy costs for the average household, conservatively, by a few thousand dollars a year while increasing America's dependence on intermittent and unreliable energy sources but without meaningfully changing earth's climate. Not surprisingly, Americans no longer are all that hot for global warming. Actual data...
  • Baucus Is Troubled by Senate Climate Bill

    10/27/2009 1:04:16 PM PDT · by kingattax · 9 replies · 600+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | OCTOBER 27, 2009 | SIOBHAN HUGHES and IAN TALLEY
    WASHINGTON -- Sen. Max Baucus said Tuesday he has "serious reservations" about climate legislation newly unveiled by his Democratic colleagues, signaling that lawmakers may have to pull back from some ambitious goals in order to line up needed votes. "I have some concerns about the overall direction of the bill," Mr. Baucus (D., Mont.) said at the start of hearings in the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. "I have serious reservations with the depth of the mid-term reduction target in the bill and the lack of preemption of the Clean Air Act." Mr. Baucus -- who's also chairman of...
  • Senate panel kicks off climate bill drive

    10/27/2009 8:42:24 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 812+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 10/27/09 | Richard Cowan
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Senate committee on Tuesday launches three long days of hearings on a Democratic climate bill in a bid to further convince an international summit in December that Washington is serious about tackling global warming. The Senate's Environment and Public Works Committee will kick off Tuesday's hearing at 9:30 a.m. EDT with a panel of heavy-hitters from President Barack Obama's Cabinet: the secretaries of energy, transportation and interior and the head of the Environmental Protection Agency. Joining them will be the chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. According to an EPA statement, the officials will focus...
  • Obama's Fox Assault Is a Distraction--And Conservatives Are Falling for It

    10/20/2009 6:12:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies · 2,882+ views
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | October 20, 2009 | Peter Roff
    Sending Anita Dunn—who is probably not enjoying her proverbial 15 minutes of fame—out onto the north lawn of the White House to attack Fox News is serving its purpose. The responsibility for determining which of the national news networks are legitimate and which ones are not is something the founders did not include in the executive powers section of the Constitution. One might even argue that the inclusion of the First Amendment to the Bill of Rights is a pretty clear sign they thought that giving any part of the federal government the power to do so would not, to...
  • Smoking gun E mail nails Democrats’ and GE “Pay to Play” scheme in Senate’s new Cap & Trade bill

    10/05/2009 6:05:35 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 52 replies · 3,722+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | October 5, 2009 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    This is an excerpt from a recently obtained internal E mail written by a gleeful GE executive. “On climate change we were able to work closely with key authors of the Waxman-Markey climate and energy bill, recently passed by the House of Representatives. If this bill is enacted into law it would benefit many GE businesses.” “…benefit many GE businesses” becomes clearer by following the paper trail of “donations” from GEPAC the lobbying arm of General Electric Corporation. GE/Democrat pay to play scheme Last year most of GEPAC’s contributions went to Democrats. This year almost all of its cash bought...
  • Boxer revels in drive to cut carbon pollution

    10/01/2009 7:55:42 AM PDT · by SmithL · 43 replies · 1,930+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 10/1/9 | Rob Hotakainen
    WASHINGTON � Sen. Barbara Boxer left little doubt she was having a particularly good time Wednesday. Wearing sunglasses, California's junior Democratic senator made her way to a stage on the east lawn of the Capitol, then stood in front of a huge U.S. flag and waved to a throng of supporters as U2's "It's a Beautiful Day" roared through the loudspeakers. "What a great day!" enthused the senator. "This is like giving birth again!" Boxer was celebrating her alliance with Massachusetts Democratic Sen. John Kerry to introduce a long-awaited bill that, if approved, could land her in the history books....
  • A Secret White House Power Grab Is In Full Swing

    09/23/2009 9:16:22 AM PDT · by Man50D · 42 replies · 3,546+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | September 23, 2009 | Phil Kerpen
    Cap-and-trade energy tax legislation appears stalled, at least for now, in the U.S. Senate. But that doesn’t mean the cap-and-trade energy tax isn’t imminent. Senate Environment Committee Chairwoman Barbara Boxer hasn’t even introduced the bill yet; new Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Blanche Lincoln has declared the House bill dead on arrival; and there are several other cross-cutting controversies that divide Democrats on the bill. The Obama administration is unfazed. They are moving full steam ahead with an even more costly regulatory scheme in the name of global warming—shoehorning the regulation of greenhouse gases into the 1970 Clean Air Act, a...