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Tell Congress: No Energy Subsidies, No Picking Winners and Losers

H.R. 3308 and S. 2064 remove ALL energy handouts to oil, gas, wind, solar and biofuels, then LOWERS the corporate tax rate so that no company is suddenly paying more in taxes. Taxpayers save BILLIONS per year, and the companies are all on an even pla

Does the federal government know better than you?

President Barack Obama and his liberal cronies are trying to turn America into communist China – where the only way to get rich is to have connections to those in power.

And they’re no longer trying to hide it.

Until recently, politicians used any number of phrases to mask the fact that they are deciding which industries (and which companies in those industries) succeed and which fail. Phrases like “investing” are thrown around to hide expanded spending.

But now the truth is coming out. Big-government supporter Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS) admitted as much on the floor of the U.S. Senate:

“There are members of Congress who feel we ought not to pick winners and losers, to let the markets decide. I believe it’s better to get this industry up and running, then let the country decide… rather than pull the rug out overnight.”

And Rob Atkinson, president of the liberal Information Technology and Innovation Foundation followed suit with a similar response:

“Absolutely we should be picking winners and losers. The notion that we shouldn’t is pure ideology, and not based on any evidence.”

No evidence? What about Solyndra, Beacon, Evergreen Solar, Abound, Ener1 and all the others? Have these two men not seen the failure of the alternative energy sector, which, other than natural gas and nuclear power, can’t survive without government assistance? These companies only received subsidies because they raised money for Barack Obama. Their companies failed, but they lost nothing because you, the taxpayer, funded them.

This is exactly why the government needs to stop picking winners and losers. When a select few - like Obama - think they know better than everyone else, you get nanny-state politics, centralized-planning and crony capitalism (which is really just a euphemism for fascism).

If we want alternative energies to succeed, the best thing to do is to get the government out of the market. Private companies make far better venture capitalists than the government, and they tend not to give money to companies that will fail. By allowing those who do know best (which is not the government) to invest in companies that will actually succeed; we all win.

Congressman Mike Pompeo (R-KS) has introduced legislation that will do just that. H.R.3308, the Energy Freedom and Economic Prosperity Act (EFEPA), removes all energy subsidies and levels the playing field. Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC), has introduced the bill in the Senate, S.2064.

Please sign the petition and send your messages to lawmaker NOW! Tell Congress that they should COSPONSOR and SUPPORT H.R. 3308 and S.2064, the Energy Freedom and Economic Prosperity Act (EFEPA). The EFEPA removes ALL energy handouts to oil, gas, wind, solar and biofuels, then LOWERS the corporate tax rate so that no company is suddenly paying more in taxes. Taxpayers save BILLIONS per year, and the companies are all on an even playing field. Everybody wins.

Public Comments
May 3rd, 2012
Mel B. from Anchorage, AK signed.
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kathleen g. from Long Beach, NY signed.
May 1st, 2012
Judith C. from Hubert, NC writes:
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Why does the government give my money to the rich industries .
May 1st, 2012
Thomas P. from Akron, OH signed.
May 1st, 2012
Clarence C. from Hubert, NC writes:
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This just isn't for energy , there should be no federal money for anyone or any industry .
May 1st, 2012
Lorraine H. from Vero Beach, FL signed.
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Dr Shirley L. from Denver, NC signed.
May 1st, 2012
Melanie S. from Big Cabin, OK writes:
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I remember all this 'green' energy crap in the '70's. It did not work then it wont work now. What can be as green as something that comes from the ground. Coal, oil, gas. Sure doesnt stop Obama from using his Jet at billion $ to campaign. (Is he paying for this out of his $)would be cheaper to use air time.
May 1st, 2012
Gary R. from Albuquerque, NM signed.
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Wayne & Sue H. from Fort Lauderdale, FL signed.
Apr 29th, 2012
James,linda G. from Edinburg, TX writes:
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Members of Congress you should Support and co Sponsor these bills Now ,Thank You
Apr 29th, 2012
Natalie H. from Mankato, MN signed.
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Apr 25th, 2012
Matthew K. from Mill Valley, CA writes:
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It is big oil that does not want alternative energy. And These days the government debt is so large, bail-outs and subsidies don't have a place. Please protect new small companies and promote economic growth! No more waste!
Apr 25th, 2012
Brenda S. from Farmersville, TX signed.
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Apr 25th, 2012
MAGGIE B. from Dexter, MO writes:
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Why are you giving my money to businessÂ’ to then sell me their product. Stop the cronyism and leave my money alone. STOP CRONY CAPITALISM NOW!!!