Congressman John Boehner (R-West Chester) today highlighted a bipartisan letter from 20 Governors asking the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to halt its job-killing, backdoor national energy tax. Boehner issued the following statement:
"Americans are asking "Where are the jobs?' Yet the Obama Administration's heavy-handed agenda is creating massive economic uncertainty that is destroying American jobs and making it harder for small businesses to invest and hire. Nowhere is this more evident than in the EPA's rush to impose a massive backdoor national energy tax that will drive up energy and manufacturing costs and destroying jobs in our states and local communities."
"Our nation's Governors understand better than any bureaucrat in Washington that now is not the time to stifle economic growth and investment with job-killing regulations. I'm pleased that a bipartisan group of 20 Governors sent a letter opposing the EPA's actions today. They also oppose any delay of the EPA's tax because it would simply create more uncertainty in an already difficult fiscal environment. Our Governors recognize that our small businesses need certainty from Washington, not more job-killing tax hikes. It's time for the Obama Administration to do the right thing and kill this job-killing national energy tax once and for all.
"I'm disappointed that our own governor is not among the signers of this bipartisan letter. I urge Governor Strickland to join governors of both parties in speaking out against this new job-destroying tax."
NOTE: The letter from the bipartisan group of 20 Governors to the EPA is available at this LINK