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Obama has dangerous plan for emissions tax

January 27, 2013

Now that President Barack Obama has won election to his second term, he is free to pursue some of the radical goals he considered, but backed away from due to public outcry during his first four......

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CaveFelem

Jan-27-13 7:20 AM

Wonderful. I just called to order the minimum oil delivery, and was quoted $3.999/gallon. I'm cold all the time as it is, unless I use the electric heater, and that makes the PPL bill go up.

Mr. President, we cannot afford more taxes. It's hard enough getting by as it is without more burdens being piled on us.

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MrShaman

Jan-28-13 6:10 AM

"A tax on carbon emissions such as those from burning fossil fuels including coal, oil and natural gas, reportedly is on the White House drawing board."

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Reportedly?????????

Gee....how "imminent".

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MrShaman

Jan-28-13 6:13 AM

"Obama's war on coal already has hurt that vital industry badly. Within the next few years it will result in higher electric bills for millions of Americans."

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Someone needs to pay more attention to Current Events.

See:

Coal Company Rehires Workers After Pinning Blame For Layoffs On Obama

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rick424

Jan-28-13 7:16 AM

Tax away.

Interesting MrShaman. The right was predicting gloom on the job front if Obama got elected. Seems as though it was another one of those FOX scare tactics.

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MrShaman

Jan-28-13 8:11 AM

"Interesting MrShaman. The right was predicting gloom on the job front if Obama got elected. Seems as though it was another one of those FOX scare tactics." - rick424

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No DOUBT!!!!

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"The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell to its lowest since the early days of the 2007-09 recession, a hopeful sign for the sluggish labor market.

Initial claims for state unemployment benefits fell 5,000 to a seasonally adjusted 330,000, the lowest level since January 2008, the Labor Department said on Thursday.

Analysts polled by Reuters had expected claims to rise to 355,000 last week."

See:

Weekly Jobless Claims Keep Up Steady Move Lower

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BubbaZanetti

Jan-28-13 8:37 AM

"Obama's war on coal already has hurt that vital industry badly. Within the next few years it will result in higher electric bills for millions of Americans."

See: Shawville Plant Set To Close

There's some job loss a little closer to home. That's not the only one to close either. Hopefully they can convert them to natural gas..oh wait, that means more FRACKING!!! NO!!! we're screwed.

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BubbaZanetti

Jan-28-13 8:49 AM

Think Progress: "Company officials maintain the rehiring is part of a reclamation project that can go on for several years, but they may have up to 43 people working at the Ohio Red Bird West operation after originally laying off 56" That's it? 43? WOW.

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wwhickok

Jan-28-13 10:07 AM

Remember some time ago when they raised minimum wage? Nowadays if you're not making $14/hr or more (hopefully a lot more) your paychecks are barely going to cover the continuously rising costs.

Luckily I don't use oil to heat my house but those who do..are going to get hammered by this tax. I think I can speak for a lot of people that when you finally have to turn on that gas heat or that electric heat your UGI or PP&L bills rises quickly, upwards to $300+/month. That's just one bill. Taxes continue to pile up and I hear all these people say "taxes are at an all time low" but I'm not buying it. Taxes were just raised again within the city for property owners, now Obama is talking about another tax. C'mon..this is pure and simple, the rich staying rich (with a little less pocket change) and the poor getting poorer. Those of us at poverty level are already suffering. We can't take much more.

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wwhickok

Jan-28-13 10:10 AM

In regards to the comments about job loss, there has been continued job loss in the area of Williamsport, I don't know about nationally, but I don't see any jobs becoming readily available here. Not ones that allow a person to raise a family anyway. As far as the fracking is concerned, the only issue I personally have with the Gas Lines is how it is effecting the rent prices in the area.

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BubbaZanetti

Jan-28-13 11:10 AM

MrShaman: "See: Weekly Jobless Claims Keep Up Steady Move Lower"

Did that and read this on cnbc: "Economists have cautioned about reading too deeply into this month's figures, as claims tend to be volatile around this time of the year. This is because of large swings in the model used by the department to iron out seasonal fluctuations." Oh, I guess we shouldn't read too deeply.

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MrShaman

Jan-28-13 12:08 PM

"Think Progress: "Company officials maintain the rehiring is part of a reclamation project that can go on for several years, but they may have up to 43 people working at the Ohio Red Bird West operation after originally laying off 56" That's it? 43? WOW." - BubbaZanetti

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Yeah...we can "always" expect to get a straight-story from Bob Murray!!!

See:

Year After Mine Collapse, Many Failures Clear

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BubbaZanetti

Jan-28-13 1:15 PM

Murray didn't call back the superintendent. Plus the other former employee states that "some" were called back. I was picturing 1000s upon 1000s getting their jobs back after the election game. Are there any more examples of miners pouring back into ground out there?

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BubbaZanetti

Jan-28-13 1:52 PM

And then that evil Mr. Murray closed the mine for a day so the miners could be forced props without pay at a Romney rally. Obama's ad was a LIE! See: Coal miners blast Obama over campaign ad's digs at Romney

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BubbaZanetti

Jan-28-13 2:32 PM

And what's everybody worried about? It's not like Obama said "So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can. It's just that it will bankrupt them". Gee, I wonder why the coal industry would not be in favor of that? Would the power companies not pass the cost on to the consumer?

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