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Monday, June 8, 2009

Carbon Tax Petition

I received the following email from American Solutions today. For some of my readers, this is a new issue. For others, it something they have read about and ignored. We can not afford to ignore the Carbon Tax!

Signing the petition is not enough. We need to tell our Representatives and Senators that their days in office are numbered if they pass the Carbon Tax or any variation thereof into law.

Do not ignore this issue unless:

  1. you can afford a 74% increase in the price of motor fuel
  2. you can afford a similar increase in the price of every consumer product that is manufactured or transported
  3. you can afford massive increases in your utility bills
  4. your friends and neighbors can afford it as well as you can.
  5. you, your friends and neighbors will be able to afford it after you lose your jobs in Obama's Depression which the Carbon Tax will aggravate.
Take action now, while the Carbon Tax issue is fresh in your mind:
  • sign the petition
  • go to http:\\www.congress.org, enter your Zip Code, click the Federal Officials link and tell your Representative & Senators to vote HELL NO!!! on "Cap and Trade", no matter how it is modified or disguised.
Speaker Gingrich would tell you to be polite. I won't. This is a vital issue which threatens our personal budgets and the national economy. The power and money grab absolutely must be stopped, with extreme prejudice so that it will never rise again!

Gas prices are climbing - with a 20 percent jump in the past month alone. Unbelievably, the Left is pushing a bill that would drive energy prices higher.

They call it cap and trade, but it's just a new energy tax. They think tackling climate change requires regulating the energy use of every individual and business in America, and that if energy costs more, you'll use less. But that's not a solution, it's a recipe for another summer of $4 a gallon gas.

So we've started the "5 for 5: Stop the Energy Tax Challenge" to get the facts out.

Please read the 5 facts, sign the petition, and forward this to 5 friends, urging them to do the same.

Think about it - how would these added expenses affect you, and your family? This new energy tax would:

  1. Raise inflation-adjusted gasoline prices by 74 percent
  2. Raise electricity rates 90 percent after adjusting for inflation
  3. Raise the cost of living of a typical household by $1,600 a year
  4. Raise residential natural gas prices by 55 percent
  5. Destroy 1-3 million jobs per year, every year until 2035

This new energy tax is neither an energy nor an environmental solution. It's a tax. And nobody thinks they're under-taxed.

Roll Call is reporting that Nancy Pelosi wants this passed by the Fourth of July recess. So, we must move fast.

Please sign the Stop the Energy Tax petition, and then forward this email to 5 people, urging them to do the same. We also have a "Tell-a-Friend" tool at the bottom of the petition page that you can use.

Together, we'll make the politicians listen - and act.

Your friend,

Newt Gingrich
General Chairman
American Solutions for Winning the Future

Facts 1,2,4,5: "Son of Waxman-Markey: More Politics Makes for a More Costly Bill," Heritage Foundation. May 18, 2009.

Fact 3: "Trade-Offs in Allocating Allowances for CO2 Emissions," Congressional Budget Office. April 25, 2009.

[Hyperlinks added to footnotes, click the bold text to download the documents.]