Share:

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
Apr 25th, 2012
Wickie S. from Cottonwood, CA signed.
Apr 25th, 2012
Someone from Hazard, KY signed.
Apr 24th, 2012
fran S. from Bridgeport, CT signed.
Apr 24th, 2012
Nicholas R. N. from Commack, NY writes:
Quotation mark icon
No! The government doesn't know better than I do!
Apr 24th, 2012
Nicholas R. N. from Commack, NY writes:
Quotation mark icon
Let those who know best invest in companies. The government should not pick and choose!
Apr 23rd, 2012
Jeff S. from Lakeland, FL signed.
Apr 23rd, 2012
marie d. from Lucas, OH signed.
Apr 21st, 2012
RITA t. from Reidsville, NC signed.
Apr 21st, 2012
RITA t. from Reidsville, NC signed.
Apr 21st, 2012
Jack L. from Penn Valley, CA signed.
Apr 21st, 2012
Monte W. from Arvada, CO signed.
Apr 21st, 2012
Robert W. from Celina, OH signed.
Apr 21st, 2012
Anastasia S. from Clinton Township, MI signed.
Apr 21st, 2012
Macky P. from New Braunfels, TX signed.
Apr 20th, 2012
Vernon B. from Roy, WA signed.
Apr 20th, 2012
Bryon H. from Clarendon, NC signed.
Apr 20th, 2012
Stanley S. from Philadelphia, PA writes:
Quotation mark icon
NO energy subsidies. No picking winners and losers!
Apr 20th, 2012
Rev. Patrick E. from Garland, TX signed.
Apr 20th, 2012
Charles H. from Oriental, NC signed.
Apr 20th, 2012
Laura B. from Niagara Falls, NY signed.
Apr 19th, 2012
Bud L. from Wasilla, AK signed.
Apr 19th, 2012
Stephen & Anne F. from Poplarville, MS writes:
Quotation mark icon
Green Energy is not feasible, it is a dream-and government has no place in Private business! They screw up everything they try to take over!
Apr 19th, 2012
James H. from Alexandria, VA signed.
Apr 19th, 2012
Someone from Nixa, MO signed.
Apr 18th, 2012
Someone from Lynnwood, WA signed.
Apr 18th, 2012
Dom R. from Eau Claire, WI signed.
Apr 18th, 2012
Larry M. from Bradenton Beach, FL signed.
Apr 17th, 2012
Terry W. from Aurora, MO signed.
Apr 17th, 2012
Someone from Anna, IL signed.
Apr 17th, 2012
James M. from Marina, CA signed.
Apr 17th, 2012
Penny E. from Carmichael, CA signed.
Apr 17th, 2012
charles h. from Saint Peters, MO signed.
Apr 17th, 2012
sarah c. from Panama City, FL signed.
Apr 17th, 2012
Gary B. from Springfield, NE signed.
Apr 16th, 2012
Robert G. from Des Moines, IA signed.
Apr 16th, 2012
James,linda G. from Edinburg, TX writes:
Quotation mark icon
Congress hope that you enjoyed your shot vacation ,Now ,back to business ,we expect you to support and co sponsor HR3308and S 2064 ,Energy freedom and Economic PROSPERITY ACT ,EFEPA .Thank You
Apr 16th, 2012
Colleen R. from Littleton, CO signed.
Apr 15th, 2012
Someone from Green Cove Springs, FL writes:
Quotation mark icon
Let the chips fall where they may.Thanks
Apr 15th, 2012
Edward C L. from Manchester Township, NJ signed.
Apr 15th, 2012
Douglass R. from Dearborn, MI signed.