NH GOP - SHAHEEN ACCEPTS ENDORSEMENT FROM FELLOW ENERGY TAX ADVOCATE

Shaheen And King Both Outspoken Advocates of Cap-and-Trade

 

Concord - The New Hampshire Republican State Committee released the following statement today on Senator Jeanne Shaheen accepting the endorsement of fellow cap-and-trade advocate Senator Angus King:

 

"Its not surprising that Senator Shaheen is being endorsed by a fellow supporter of President Obama's disastrous energy tax that will hurt New Hampshire families and small businesses. The Obama-Shaheen energy tax could kill as many as 10,000 jobs in the Granite State, increase the price of gas by 20 cents per gallon and raise the cost of electricity for New Hampshire families by 18 percent," said NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn. "Senators Shaheen and King's unreasonable support of this harmful energy tax reminds Granite Staters that we need to change course by electing a responsible Republican senator in November."

 

BACKGROUND:

 

Shaheen Voted In Favor Of Establishing A Tax On Carbon

 

Shaheen Voted In Favor Of Establishing A New Tax On Carbon. "Whitehouse, D-R.I., amendment no. 646 that would establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to allow for legislation that would provide for a fee on carbon pollution and use revenues collected to reduce the deficit." (S. Con. Res. 8, CQ Vote #58: Rejected 41-58: R 0-45; D 39-13; I 2-0, 3/22/13, Shaheen VotedYea)

 

In 2008, Senator King Campaigned For Obama's Energy Plan

 

In 2008, King Said Obama Would "Put America On The Path To Energy Independence." "Independent Angus King, who served two terms ending in 2003, endorsed Obama on Friday. King, who is in the wind power business,said Obama would 'put America on the path to energy independence and provide immediate relief for families hard hit by the high cost of gas and home heating oil.'" ("Former Gov. King, Others Endorse Obama Candidacy," Bangor Daily News, 9/13/08)

 

King Spoke "On Behalf Of . . . Barack Obama's Energy Plan." "More than 50 people showed up at the Lewiston Multi-Purpose Center on Wednesday night to hear popular former Gov. Angus King, an Independent, speak on behalf of Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama's energy plan." ("King Pitches Obama's Energy Plan, [Lewiston, ME] Sun Journal, 9/27/08)

  

Obama Included A Cap-And-Trade System In His 2008 Energy Plan

 

Obama Said "Under My Plan Of A Cap-And-Trade System, Electricity Rates Would Necessarily Skyrocket," Adding That Coal-Powered Plants And Other Plants Would "Have To Retrofit Their Operations. That Will Cost Money. They Will Pass That Money On To Consumers." ("Pence Claims That Obama Said Energy Costs Will Skyrocket With A Cap-And-Trade Plan," PolitiFact, 6/11/09)

 

A Carbon Tax Would Increase The Price Of Energy An Kill New Hampshire Jobs

 

A Carbon Tax Could Kill As Many As 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." (National Association Of Manufacturers, "Adverse Economic Impacts Of A Carbon Tax In New Hampshire," www.nam.org, Accessed 5/28/13)

 

A Carbon Tax Could Increase The Price Of Gas In New Hampshire By More Than 20Cents Per Gallon. "Prices at the pump would jump by more than 20 cents a gallon in 2013." (National Association Of Manufacturers, "Adverse Economic Impacts Of A Carbon Tax In New Hampshire," www.nam.org, Accessed 5/28/13)

 

A Carbon 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." (National Association Of Manufacturers, "Adverse Economic Impacts Of A Carbon Tax In New Hampshire," www.nam.org, Accessed 5/28/13)

 

A Carbon Tax Could Increase The Cost Of Natural Gas By More Than 40 Percent. "The cost of using natural gas would increase by more than 40 percent in 2013, the first year of the carbon tax study, adding to household energy bills and increasing operation costs for many New Hampshire businesses." (National Association Of Manufacturers, "Adverse Economic Impacts Of A Carbon Tax In New Hampshire," www.nam.org, Accessed 5/28/13)