DownsizeDC.org
May 30, 2012
Do you want to end energy subsidies?
By James Wilson

Quote of the Day: "A government which robs Peter to pay Paul, can always count on the support of Paul." -- George Bernard Shaw

I sent this letter to Congress using DownsizeDC.org's End Subsidies campaign:

Politicians moan about the "hard choices" needed to cut the budget, but there are plenty of easy cuts you could make. For instance . . .

* Congress looted taxpayers for $37 BILLION that went to energy companies in 2010: http://thedc.com/xYYgG8
* Billions even went to the Big 6 Oil firms that had profits of $148.7 billion: http://bit.ly/JULIKn

I want you to cut all energy subsidies: oil, natural gas, nuclear, solar, wind, bio-fuels, all of it!

For-profit companies don't need my money. Stop picking my pocket. And stop picking my neighbors' pockets too.

Here are three more reasons...

* If you can't even make easy budget cuts like this, then financial disaster is certain.
* We won't know alternative energy is really viable until it can succeed without stealing my money.
* Subsidies inspire lobbying, which inspires corrupt mal-investments like Solyndra.

Please learn from Germany's mistakes (http://thedc.com/xYYgG8)...

* Germany made massive investments in wind and solar, leading to...
* Electricity prices three times higher than what we pay, and yet...
* Wind and solar still can't compete, even with all the help.

Restore natural free market prices. Permit more drilling. Stop stealing!

I deny you my consent for these subsidies. They are illegitimate. They are criminal. End them!

END LETTER

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James Wilson
Policy Research Director
DownsizeDC.org, Inc.

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