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FreedomWorks Won’t Let Cap-and-Trade Energy Tax Battle Slip off the Radar

Despite the recent blitz in media attention given to the debate over health care, there is yet another political battle looming for conservative, limited government advocates: a cap-and-trade carbon emissions regulatory scheme every bit as much a threat to taxpayers’ wallets and fundamental freedoms as the Left’s proposed government takeover of America’s health care system.   And cap-and-trade has actually progressed further in the legislative process, as the House has already passed a bill (Waxman-Markey) that would institute a massive new regulatory regime that would impose significant new costs on consumers and the economy as a whole while producing little in the way of any tangible environmental benefit.

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FreedomWorks Won’t Let Cap-and-Trade Energy Tax Battle Slip off the Radar

Despite the recent blitz in media attention given to the debate over health care, there is yet another political battle looming for conservative, limited government advocates: a cap-and-trade carbon emissions regulatory scheme every bit as much a threat to taxpayers’ wallets and fundamental freedoms as the Left’s proposed government takeover of America’s health care system.   And cap-and-trade has actually progressed further in the legislative process, as the House has already passed a bill (Waxman-Markey) that would institute a massive new regulatory regime that would impose significant new costs on consumers and the economy as a whole while producing little in the way of any tangible environmental benefit.

08/25/2009
Help Oppose Cap and Trade - Attend the Energy Citizens' Rally in St. Louis!

As I’m sure you’ve seen, President Obama’s healthcare reform campaign has been dominating the airwaves and town hall meetings around the country.  It cannot be underestimated how important it is to stop this big government scheme.

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Help Oppose Cap and Trade - Attend the Energy Citizens' Rally in St. Louis!

As I’m sure you’ve seen, President Obama’s healthcare reform campaign has been dominating the airwaves and town hall meetings around the country.  It cannot be underestimated how important it is to stop this big government scheme.

08/25/2009
Help Oppose Cap and Trade - Attend the Energy Citizen's Rally in Tampa

As I’m sure you’ve seen, President Obama’s healthcare reform campaign has been dominating the airwaves and town hall meetings around the country.  It cannot be underestimated how important it is to stop this big government scheme.

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Help Oppose Cap and Trade - Attend the Energy Citizen's Rally in Tampa

As I’m sure you’ve seen, President Obama’s healthcare reform campaign has been dominating the airwaves and town hall meetings around the country.  It cannot be underestimated how important it is to stop this big government scheme.

08/25/2009
Help Oppose Cap and Trade - Attend the Energy Citizen's Rally in Greensboro!

As I’m sure you’ve seen, President Obama’s healthcare reform campaign has been dominating the airwaves and town hall meetings around the country.  It cannot be underestimated how important it is to stop this big government scheme.

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Help Oppose Cap and Trade - Attend the Energy Citizen's Rally in Greensboro!

As I’m sure you’ve seen, President Obama’s healthcare reform campaign has been dominating the airwaves and town hall meetings around the country.  It cannot be underestimated how important it is to stop this big government scheme.

08/17/2009
Help Oppose Cap and Trade - Attend the Energy Citizens' Rally in Houston!

As I’m sure you’ve seen, President Obama’s healthcare reform campaign has been dominating the airwaves and town hall meetings around the country.  It cannot be underestimated how important it is to stop this big government scheme.

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Help Oppose Cap and Trade - Attend the Energy Citizens' Rally in Houston!

As I’m sure you’ve seen, President Obama’s healthcare reform campaign has been dominating the airwaves and town hall meetings around the country.  It cannot be underestimated how important it is to stop this big government scheme.

08/14/2009
Turn Up the Heat in August: Help Defeat ObamaCare and Cap-and-Trade

It may be true that August is just a month, but it’s also true that the longer we have to expose the real intentions and the economic ramifications of the Cap and Tax and health care reform legislation on the table, the more afraid Ms. Pelosi, Senator Reid, and President Obama should be.

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Turn Up the Heat in August: Help Defeat ObamaCare and Cap-and-Trade

It may be true that August is just a month, but it’s also true that the longer we have to expose the real intentions and the economic ramifications of the Cap and Tax and health care reform legislation on the table, the more afraid Ms. Pelosi, Senator Reid, and President Obama should be.

08/05/2009
FreedomWorks Targets House “Conservatives” Supporting Cap-and-Trade

FreedomWorks put members of the House Blue Dog Caucus as well as the Republican Conference that voted for H.R. 2454, the Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade bill, on notice that grassroots activists in their districts would be spreading the word on their support for the massive new tax on energy production and consumption that this legislation threatens to enact.These targeted Members of Congress, 31 in all including 23 Blue Dog Democrats and 8 Republicans, have publicly claimed the mantle of fiscal responsibility.  However, as H.R. 2454 is estimated to cost anywhere from $750 to over $3,000 a year per family as a result of this new energy tax that will be created through the bill’s cap-and-trade scheme to regulate carbon emissions, FreedomWorks believes their constituents have the right to know that their rhetoric doesn’t match their actions.FreedomWorks will be leveraging its activist networks in these lawmakers’ districts to help spread the word of their “yes” vote on H.R. 2454 despite the potentially disastrous economic implications.  High energy prices affect everything from heating, electricity, and fuel prices to agriculture, manufacturers, and shipping costs.  Especially in today’s tough economic times, this policy is the wrong approach for American businesses and taxpayers.   FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe sent a letter to each of the 31 targeted Members of Congress which read in part, “H.R. 2454 runs counter to any interpretation of fiscal conservative principal and indeed to fiscal sanity itself.  Our members in your district will be working hard to make sure this message and your “yes” vote are communicated within their communities.”For a sample of the letter and complete list of targeted legislators please CLICK HERE.

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FreedomWorks Targets House “Conservatives” Supporting Cap-and-Trade

FreedomWorks put members of the House Blue Dog Caucus as well as the Republican Conference that voted for H.R. 2454, the Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade bill, on notice that grassroots activists in their districts would be spreading the word on their support for the massive new tax on energy production and consumption that this legislation threatens to enact.These targeted Members of Congress, 31 in all including 23 Blue Dog Democrats and 8 Republicans, have publicly claimed the mantle of fiscal responsibility.  However, as H.R. 2454 is estimated to cost anywhere from $750 to over $3,000 a year per family as a result of this new energy tax that will be created through the bill’s cap-and-trade scheme to regulate carbon emissions, FreedomWorks believes their constituents have the right to know that their rhetoric doesn’t match their actions.FreedomWorks will be leveraging its activist networks in these lawmakers’ districts to help spread the word of their “yes” vote on H.R. 2454 despite the potentially disastrous economic implications.  High energy prices affect everything from heating, electricity, and fuel prices to agriculture, manufacturers, and shipping costs.  Especially in today’s tough economic times, this policy is the wrong approach for American businesses and taxpayers.   FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe sent a letter to each of the 31 targeted Members of Congress which read in part, “H.R. 2454 runs counter to any interpretation of fiscal conservative principal and indeed to fiscal sanity itself.  Our members in your district will be working hard to make sure this message and your “yes” vote are communicated within their communities.”For a sample of the letter and complete list of targeted legislators please CLICK HERE.

07/01/2009
West Virginia Activist Writes About Cap and Tax Next Steps

FreedomWorks Congressional Action Team member Alice Click was published over the weekend as a guest commentator in the Hinton News.  The article, "How do Higher Energy Costs Help Open Idle Steel Mills or Struggling Auto Makers" nailed the crux of the debate: the legislation kills jobs.  Click went on to urge readers to contact Sen. Rockefeller.

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West Virginia Activist Writes About Cap and Tax Next Steps

FreedomWorks Congressional Action Team member Alice Click was published over the weekend as a guest commentator in the Hinton News.  The article, "How do Higher Energy Costs Help Open Idle Steel Mills or Struggling Auto Makers" nailed the crux of the debate: the legislation kills jobs.  Click went on to urge readers to contact Sen. Rockefeller.

06/30/2009
Dissent, Not Denial: Informed Opposition to the Science of Climate Change Is Growing

Beneath the surface of a Cap and Tax debate that has only just begun to rage in this country, a basic premise is largely being taken for granted. Prominent fixtures of the political class, from Al Gore to Newt Gingrich to John McCain, have accepted and declared as fact that the Earth is getting warmer, the icecaps are getting smaller, carbon is to blame, and only government can save the day.

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Dissent, Not Denial: Informed Opposition to the Science of Climate Change Is Growing

Beneath the surface of a Cap and Tax debate that has only just begun to rage in this country, a basic premise is largely being taken for granted. Prominent fixtures of the political class, from Al Gore to Newt Gingrich to John McCain, have accepted and declared as fact that the Earth is getting warmer, the icecaps are getting smaller, carbon is to blame, and only government can save the day.

06/29/2009
Temecula Activists Stage Impromptu Cap and Tax Protest

This past Saturday, June 27, a group of Temecula, CA free-market activists led by Bridget Blanton staged a spur of the moment protest against the cap and trade legislation that passed the House the previous evening.  The demonstrators urged passerby to get involved and call their Senators as the legislation progresses.  

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Temecula Activists Stage Impromptu Cap and Tax Protest

This past Saturday, June 27, a group of Temecula, CA free-market activists led by Bridget Blanton staged a spur of the moment protest against the cap and trade legislation that passed the House the previous evening.  The demonstrators urged passerby to get involved and call their Senators as the legislation progresses.  

06/29/2009

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