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NH GOP - RADICAL BILLIONAIRE TO REWARD SHAHEEN FOR SUPPORTING NATIONAL ENERGY TAX 

Shaheen Welcomes Steyer Support After Hypocritically Criticizing Outside Money

 

Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn today released the following statement on radical billionaire Tom Steyer's plan to spend $100 million to influence elections including New Hampshire's senate race. Politico reports that Senator Shaheen met with Steyer in February to pledge her support for his new national energy tax in exchange for millions of dollars to prop up her flailing her campaign:

 

"After railing against outside money, Senator Shaheen is hypocritically embracing billionaire Tom Steyer's special interest group and his disastrous new national energy tax. In exchange for the millions of dollars that Steyer has pledged to funnel into our senate race, Shaheen has promised to vote for a new energy tax that could kill as many as 10,000 New Hampshire jobs, increase the price of gas by 20 cents per gallon and raise the cost of electricity for middle class families by 18 percent. Senator Shaheen continues to prove that she is a hypocritical Washington politician who lacks the independent leadership New Hampshire expects from its elected officials."

 

 

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)

 

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)

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