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    Coalition Urges Republicans to Oppose Carbon Tax

    The Obama Administration has given every indication that it will reignite the debate over the economically damaging carbon tax. This comes as no surprise. What should come as a surprise, however, is the willingness of some Republicans to be supportive of such a draconian tax. The conservative base must stand and let their voices be heard: No Carbon Tax.

     In response to the wavering of republican representatives, Freedom Works has joined twenty liberty-loving organizations in writing a letter to House Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor to united republicans against the carbon tax proposal. The letter states,

    “The U.S. should learn from these failed policies, not embrace them.The American people and the 132 cosponsors of this concurrent resolution understand that a carbon tax is not about protecting the environment, but rather it is a cynical attempt to raise revenue for Washington’s insatiable appetite for more and more spending. Supporters claim that a carbon tax would not increase taxes since revenues would be offset by reductions elsewhere, but careful analysis shows what the American people instinctively know to be true— new taxes always lead to a higher tax burden for Americans, regardless of promises that are made about “revenue neutrality”.Under these circumstances, it is critical for the House to take a clear and unequivocal stand that it understands how economically destructive a carbon tax would be. We therefore urge a Floor vote on the carbon tax resolution and urge your support. “

    Please join FreedomWorks and let you voice be heard. Read my lips: No Carbon Tax