Brown For US Senate - SCOTT BROWN VISITS SEACOAST HOMEOWNER, DISCUSSES CLIMBING ENERGY PRICES

HAMPTON Today, Scott Brown visited Hampton resident Kerri Ruggiero to discuss the impact of climbing energy prices on New Hampshire families.  Ruggiero is a Unitil customer and was recently notified that her rates are set to increase heading into the cold winter months.
 
“Granite Staters sit around their kitchen tables and make tough choices to keep a budget, and higher energy prices are not affordable," said Brown.  "It's time for an all-of-the-above energy approach to increase domestic supply and lower prices to keep more money in our pockets.  Senator Shaheen broke her promise to lower energy prices and supported legislation to pave the way for a national energy tax that would cause prices to rise at the pump and for our home heating bills-- she has not put New Hampshire first." 
 
The 
Portsmouth Herald recently reported that skyrocketing energy prices will be a “dire situation” for thousands of people in New Hampshire, with rates set to increase between forty or fifty percent. Ruggiero works four jobs and is concerned with price hikes that will strain her monthly budget.
 
“I am working four jobs to support my daughter, and the last thing I can afford is to pay more more for home heating this winter," said Ruggiero.  "I have not even turned on the heat yet and already saw a $20.00 jump in my bills.  I'm supporting Scott Brown because he has a plan to lower prices and stand up for New Hampshire.  Senator Shaheen broke her promise to help our families, and has made it clear she stands with President Obama instead of New Hampshire."

Background:

March 2013: Shaheen Voted For An Amendment To Enact Federal Energy TAx. 
“To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to ensuring that all revenue from a fee on carbon pollution is returned to the American people.” (S. Amdt. 646 To S. Con. Res. 8, Roll Call Vote #58: Rejected 41-58, 3/22/13, Shaheen Voted Yea) 

An Energy Tax Could Cost Up To 10,000 Jobs In New Hampshire. “This tax would deal a blow to employment in New Hampshire, with a loss of worker income equivalent to 7,000 to 10,000 jobs in 2013 and 10,000 by 2023.” (“Adverse Economic Impacts Of A Carbon Tax In New Hampshire,” 
National Association Of Manufacturers, 2/26/13)

A Energy Tax Could Increase The Price Of Gas In New Hampshire By More Than 20 Cents Per Gallon. “Prices at the pump would jump by more than 20 cents a gallon in 2013.” (“Adverse Economic Impacts Of A Carbon Tax In New Hampshire,” 
National Association Of Manufacturers, 2/26/13)

A Energy Tax Could Increase The Cost Of Electricity For New Hampshire Families By 18 Percent. “Households in New Hampshire would see a significant increase in their electricity rates, with an average increase of 18 percent in 2013.” (“Adverse Economic Impacts Of A Carbon Tax In New Hampshire,” 
National Association Of Manufacturers, 2/26/13)