Video: Pelosi's national energy tax

The NRCC hits Democrats over what it calls the largest tax hike in American history — cap and trade. I’d say that they should qualify that with the words so far, but otherwise, they have a point. Fortunately, as this video shows, the Democrats make it for them:


We should remember this with the eight Republicans who voted for the cap-and-trade bill, too, but obviously the issue here is control of the House. If Republicans have a shot at victory in 2010, it will be in the lower chamber; the numbers in the Senate make capturing control a huge long shot, but it could happen in the House. The NRCC has the right idea by painting it with the Nancy Pelosi extremist brush and by focusing on the fiscal policy that threatens to bankrupt the nation.

According to the NRCC, they’re running the ad against these Democratic incumbents:

Space (OH-18)

Kilroy (OH-15)

Halvorson (IL-11)

Grayson (FL-08)

Boccieri (OH-16)

Markey (CO-04)

Braley (IA-01)

Gordon (TN-08)

Teague (NM-02)

Hill (IN-09)

Boucher (VA-09)

Snyder (AR-02)

Skelton (MO-04)

Periello (VA-05)

It’s a good start, but they need to make this the central point of the broader campaign, and take it to all 435 districts next year.

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John Stossel 1:00 PM | June 15, 2024