More than 600 lawmakers across the country have already signed the pledge. Texas supporters include Governor Rich Perry, Congressman Mike Conaway, U.S Representatives Ralph Hall, Joe Barton, Kay Granger, Ron Paul, Lamar Smith, Pete Olson, Kenny Marchant, Pete Sessions and John Carter, and Railroad Commissioner Michael Williams.
The local group spearheading the opposition effort is Americans for Prosperity (AFP-TX). “The one thing elected officials should all be able to agree on is that global warming shouldn’t be used as an excuse to hike taxes on citizens and businesses,” said AFP-TX State Director Peggy Venable.
President Obama has made it known he supports the Cap-and-trade bill, which would allow the federal government to profit from climate change endeavors, such as tax increases. The corresponding tax hike would be the largest tax increase in U.S history, generating a revenue of $846 billion of taxpayers dollars.
The pledge is available at www.NoClimateTax.com.