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Dems Push Cap and Trade In The Senate; Wicker Responds

September 30, 2009
tags: Barbara Boxer, cap and trade, John Kerry, Roger Wicker
by Brett

Democrats John Kerry and Barbara Boxer released plans for an energy bill they hope will pass the Senate by the end of the year. The bill meant to combat global warming was released a day after a forecaster predicted the coldest winter in the Northeast in a decade.

Sen. Roger Wicker responded to the bill with this statement:

“The national energy tax that would result from this bill would suppress our economic recovery, cost jobs across our economy, and result in higher prices on everything from energy to food for every single American. The Obama administration’s own estimate found a cap-and-trade scheme could cost American families an extra $1,761 per year. It flies in the face of reason to believe this kind of tax increase would benefit American families or our nation’s economic recovery. This is the wrong bill at exactly the wrong time.”

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  1. Chris permalink
    September 30, 2009 2:44 pm

    It’s pretty fitting that this comes from the likes of Kerry and Boxer. Two very liberal Senators from very liberal states. Needless to say, I don’t think either of them knows much about middle America- or really cares. I say let them try to pass it and see what happens. I know many Democrats who dont call the Pacific coast and Northeast home will not vote for this.

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