Sunday, May 31 2009
Governor Daniels Opposes National Energy Tax
Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels is one of many Republican Lawmakers speaking out against the proposed national energy tax, claiming the costs will far outweigh the benefits.
Daniels says Indiana is an example of how the country can protect the environment, cut costs and create jobs, without raising taxes.
Daniels says: "The national energy tax imposed by speaker Pelosi’s climate change bill would double electric bills here in Indiana working a severe hardship on low income families. But that’s only where the damage starts. In a state where we like to make things like steel, and autos and RV’s it would cost us countless jobs, many of them heading off shore to china and Indiana. Our farmers and livestock producers would see their costs sky rocket and our coal miners would be looking for more work while we leave affordable, home grown energy in the ground."
Republicans call the national tax another example of Washington’s out of control spending policies.
Democrats argue the bill will help the environment, create jobs and make America energy independent.