Thursday, June 25, 2009

Vote Friday on "biggest tax in American history"

From: "Grassfire.org" <alert@grassfire.net>
Sent: Thursday, June 25, 2009 7:09 PM

Subject: Vote Friday on "biggest tax in American history"

> From the Desk of:
> Steve Elliott, President, Grassfire.org Alliance
>
> Please see details below on the massive tax you and I are
> about to be forced to pay. And then make calls and send
> faxes here:
>
> http://www.grassfire.net/r.asp?U=19959&CID=112&RID=16572263
>
>
> TOMORROW (Friday), the House will vote on the Pelosi/ Obama-
> pushed massive carbon tax -- what the Wall Street Journal
> today is calling the "biggest tax in American history."
>
> That means we have just a few hours left to voice our opposition.
>
> The Journal says the bill "defies the laws of economics" and
> then lambasts the Congressional Budget Office for totally
> ignoring the negative effects on the economy this bill will cause.
>
> For example, Heritage Foundations estimates that the cap-and-trade
> Carbon Tax will:
>
> "Reduce aggregate Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by
> $9.6 trillion"
>
> "Destroy up to 2.5 million jobs in some years"
>
> "Raise electric rates 90%, gasoline prices by 74%, and
> natural gas prices by 55% after adjusting for inflation"
>
> "Raise a typical family's average annual energy bill
> by $1,500."
>
> Thousands of Grassfire team members have taken action this
> week -- with a flood of faxes and phone calls in the past 24 hours.
>
> But we must increase the pressure, especially on the Democrats
> in agriculture and coal states who are still undecided.
>
> I am asking every Grassfire team member -- even if you already
> took action this week -- to take immediate action in two ways:
>
> #1 -- Send Faxes Now!
>
> We must let every member of the House know that citizens
> do NOT want yet another enormous tax and government
> bureaucracy! We oppose their massive carbon taxing
> scheme! Go here to send your faxes:
>
> http://www.grassfire.net/r.asp?U=19960&CID=112&RID=16572263
>
> If you prefer to send your faxes, please use the fax numbers
> and sample fax letters provided above.
>
> #2-- Call your Rep today!
>
> Call your Representative and key House leaders and tell them you
> oppose H.R. 2454!
>
> Your Representative:
>
> Rep. Call the Congressional Switchboard (202) 224-3121
>
> Other key House leaders or undecideds to call:
>
> Rep. Collin Peterson (Ag Committee Chair): 202-225-2165
> (Peterson just caved and is now supporting the bill)
>
> Rep. Tim Holden (Ag Cmmtte Vice Chair): 202-225-5546
>
> Rep. Tim Walz (MN) 202-225-2472
>
> Rep. Mike McIntyre (NC): 202-225-2731
>
> Rep. Henry Cuellar (TX): 202-225-1640
>
> Rep. David Scott (GA): 202-225-2939
>
>
> Talking Points:
>
> 1. I oppose the cap-and-trade Carbon Tax. This is an outrageous
> power grab by the federal government that will greatly expand
> government control and increase energy costs for my family.
>
> 2. This system of "allocations" has failed in Europe and will
> politicize America's energy policy.
>
> 3. Especially in these difficult economic times, Congress must
> not pass this tax on the American people!
>
> Thanks for taking a stand!
>
>
> Steve Elliott, President
> Grassfire.org
>
> P.S. I have included a link to the Wall Street Journal article
> as well as the Heritage Foundation analysis on our ResistNet site:
>
> http://www.grassfire.net/r.asp?U=19961&RID=16572263
>
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