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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
Mar 30th, 2012
Robert F. from Novato, CA signed.
Mar 30th, 2012
Someone from Davis, CA signed.
Mar 30th, 2012
Mary B. from Redding, CA writes:
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Please stop the "green subsidies". The government is throwing good money at bad businesses. Let people who know what they're doing, not the government, handle this country's energy needs of the future.
Mar 30th, 2012
Someone from Jacksonville, AR signed.
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Cesar G. from East Orange, NJ signed.
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AJ A. from Hawthorne, CA signed.
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Someone from Missouri City, TX signed.
Mar 29th, 2012
Joseph S. from Montgomery, AL writes:
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Please support these two bills and get rid of the Energy handouts. I will save the taxpayers Billions and put energy production back on a leval playing field.
Mar 29th, 2012
Brenda W. from Hewitt, TX signed.
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Earl k. from Chicago, IL signed.
Mar 29th, 2012
Pamela T. from Saint Petersburg, FL writes:
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Spain has been crippled by being the Green Success and has said it does not work. No Kidding. Our young people will find the key's to an energy that will but you can't force science. Our Nation is on the edge of a cliff being shoved off by our current Government, WHY, please tell me is anyone in Washington allowing us to follow methods and systems we know have failed miserably, even China is suffering under their endevors of Green Energy. It takes no genius to know if you do the same thing over and over the results to are the same. In Nation after Nation everything the current Government is working to create has already failed time and time and time again. Has no one any sense anymore. Please oh , please rescue our Nation and our people and bring back the voice of reason ,not hate , anger and ripping each other apart but dealing with the good of our Nation and people at heart not the crushing poverty of Communism and loss of everything we are and always have been. Not perfect but free. Thank you
Mar 29th, 2012
Betty G. from Brewster, OH signed.
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Charlie W. from Corpus Christi, TX signed.
Mar 29th, 2012
Anita T. from Lacey, WA signed.
Mar 29th, 2012
lowell g. from Vacaville, CA writes:
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AND STOP LYING TO ME!!!!!!!!
Mar 29th, 2012
Someone from Kingman, AZ writes:
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PLEASE stop all "green subsidies". The wrong people are making millions off the taxpayers, and not paying their own taxes. Hypocrits!!
Mar 29th, 2012
Someone from Shelbyville, TN signed.
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Erron B. from Gainesville, FL signed.
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Carlos B. from Gainesville, FL signed.
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Walter P. from Lawrenceville, GA signed.
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Daniel B. from Westbrook, ME signed.
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Zack P. from Oklahoma City, OK signed.
Mar 29th, 2012
Clifford W. from Visalia, CA writes:
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Why should the U.S be sending gas and oil to the South american Countries in addition to subsideing their oil drilling when we should be drilling here in the U.S.A. where we have enough oil to sustain us for the next 100 years, I know because I am a civil engineer and have studied and worked in many of the oil bearing states including Alaska. Do Not forget the Canadian pipe line. Impeach Obama!
Mar 29th, 2012
John O. from Dickinson, TX writes:
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This is TYRANNY, cronyism and the worst kind of rewarding the unworthy with the fruits of other's labor...i.e. STEALING !
Mar 29th, 2012
john d. from Brooklyn, NY signed.
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Paula R. from Bakersfield, CA signed.
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Barbara P. from El Dorado Hills, CA signed.
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Christopher S. from Laceys Spring, AL signed.
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Jeanette K. from Epworth, IA signed.
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Kenneth C. from Columbus, OH signed.
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Mel B. from Anchorage, AK signed.
Mar 29th, 2012
Shirley M. from Mohnton, PA writes:
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CONGRESS MUST COSPONSOR AND SUPPORT THESE TWO H.R.3308 AND S.2064!!! IT IS IMPORTANT THAT THEY ARE PASSED ASAP!!! IT WILL SAVE TAXPAYERS BILLONS OF DOLLARS A YEAR!!!!
Mar 29th, 2012
Marc B. from Nipomo, CA writes:
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Eliminate all forms of corporate tax subsidies!
Mar 29th, 2012
Calvin O. from Newberry Springs, CA signed.