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HERE'S MY OFFICIAL LETTER......TALKING ABOUT IT.....just another SLAP in the AMERICAN PEOPLE'S FACES...I'M SICK OF WASHINGTON...Hope everyone is ready to pay higher energy bills....more money at the pump......it's coming folks....
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Mary,

Today, Congress once again ignored what Americans want and introduced a new gasoline tax as part of a global warming bill that also contains a cap and trade energy tax on utilities. The section on the gas tax begins on p. 361.

Introduced by Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Joe Lieberman (I-CT), this bill requires American oil companies to pay a fee to the government for their global warming emissions.

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who helped craft the gas tax, admitted the fee “will be passed on” to motorists in the form of higher gasoline prices.

But Senators Kerry and Lieberman are offended that any American would dare call it a gas tax.

Don’t be fooled. This is a government requirement that will increase the cost of gasoline. It’s a tax. So not only will we have to pay more for gas, we have the added insult of Senators insisting that what we can plainly see as a new gas tax is not actually a gas tax.

The American people know better. And according to an American Solutions poll, 71% of Americans oppose this new gas tax, even if politicians are insisting it is not a gas tax.

In addition, this bill creates a cap and trade system that will dramatically increase the cost of residential and commercial electricity prices.  

Even the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office says cap and trade will kill jobs and reduce American productivity.

With one bill, Congress will raise gasoline and electricity prices, raise the cost of energy, and kill jobs. This is not the way to create jobs and prosperity.

This bill is wrong for America. Will you help us defeat it?

We need to get information about this new tax to as many people as possible in the next 48 hours. Please visit our “Action Center” to forward your friends a special message about this gas tax.

Thank you,

Vince Haley
Vice-President of Policy

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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote May 12, 2010
    • Oh Great! Since I live on a rock out in the middle of the ocean, our prices will go up higher than anywhere else in the U.S. We are just recently paying less than $4.00 a gallon - if you call $3.65 much less than $4.00. And since everything we buy either comes here by boat or plane - that means that maybe a loaf of bread will go from $7.00 to $10.00

      Oh Joy



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      Mary Clark wrote May 12, 2010
    • I feel so sorry for YOU CYNTHIA.....

      And this is what the American people wanted???  Yeah right....

      I so can’t wait for the next elections.......I’m ready to get rid of all of them...ALL OF THEM...including OBAMA...



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      Vikki Hall wrote May 13, 2010
    • I still think world domination by women takeover will help things.

      But on a more serious note..... It won’t matter to any of us on any side of the political debate if they continue to fight and oppose everything that each other wants.

      Yes I know to the people on the right their beliefs are the only true and right ones.

      And to those on the left it’s the same.

      So for those of us closer to the center NOTHING will ever get done!



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      Timbuktu wrote May 14, 2010
    • As a UK member - we’ve been taxed to the hilt on petrol(gas) for years. We pay much much more that you do. But you know one day the stuff will run out so we will all have to get used to life without it- one way or another. The countries with the biggest carbon footprints have a lot to answer for.



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      Vikki Hall wrote May 14, 2010
    • Timbuktu that’s worth pondering....



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      UK Girl wrote May 14, 2010
    • @Timbuktu is right but we were lead to believe you gas prices were lower so this propped up your car industry ..... if you paid our gas prices you would all think about using a car less.



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      Vikki Hall wrote May 14, 2010
    • Ummmm.....
      We should anyways for our own personal health and the environment. However being raised in the car capital of the world it is hard to think first of public transit.
      There were times when we only had 1 car and I had to rely on legs, bike, or public transit but I’m sure I was cranky about it!



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      UK Girl wrote May 14, 2010
    • I use public transport all the time in London it’s pure stupidity to try and drive round central London in a car. But rural districts where public transport is not as regular then a car is a must.
      But it will dry up and also due to reliance on this we are often held hostage by volatile nations over their conditions.



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      Vikki Hall wrote May 14, 2010
    • Did you catch the part where I said “only” 1 car? Gosh we are spoiled rotten here!



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