May 11, 2011

Senate Democrats Denounce Energy Tax Hikes As “A Gimmick” & “Laughable”

In case you missed it this afternoon, Sens. Mary Landrieu and Mark Begich took to the Senate floor to blast their fellow Democrats for pushing for higher energy taxes that will “not reduce gasoline prices by one penny.”

Sen. Mark Begich On Democrats’ Calls For Higher Energy Taxes: “Let’s Stop The Headline Grabbing And Get Serious About The Energy Security.” SEN. BEGICH: “Sadly, some of my colleagues in this body are not much better. Instead of addressing the problem with specific solutions, they are going for headlines by dragging energy company executives before committees or proposing that roadblock incentives for increased domestic energy production, some of which have been on the books for decade. Let’s stop the headline grabbing and get serious about the energy security.” (Sen. Mark Begich, Remarks On The U.S. Senate Floor, Washington, D.C., 5/11/11)

Sen. Mary Landrieu Claimed That Democrats’ Energy Tax Hike Would “Not Reduce Gasoline Prices By One Penny” And Has “Inherent Unfairness In It.” SEN. LANDRIEU: “But I would just like to add my strong voice to urging my colleagues to read this bill, to look at it, and understand the inherent unfairness in it, the lack of significant deficit reduction, and the fact that it will not, although it is being touted as, it will not reduce gasoline prices by one penny.” (Sen. Mary Landrieu, Remarks On The U.S. Senate Floor, Washington, D.C., 5/11/11)

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