Downey McGrath, the firm of former Congressmen Tom Downey (D) and Ray McGrath (R), is “exploring options for carbon tax” on behalf of the Taxpayers for Common Sense non-partisan federal budget watchdog group.
Ronald N. Levy (Nov. 6, 2013): Who's paying for this push and why are they hiding behnd the name
"Taxpayers for Common Sense"?
A carbon tax would certainly increase the burden on local taxpayers
for heating and cooling schools, hospitals, libraries, police stations and other buildings--and for fueling police cars and firefighting equipment.
A carbon tax would increase federal government costs--another hit to taxpayers--because the feds spend millions a year, perhaps billions, for heating buildings, fueling vehicles and paying for electriity.
A carbon tax would obviously increase consumer costs for electricity, 80% of which is made from carbon fuels, plus consumer costs for gasoline and home heating fuels.
A carbon tax would hit our retailers and health professionals who must pay for carbon-fueled heating and cooling plus the cost of trucking in products and trucking out waste.
Who would benefit from a carbon tax--the solar energy manufacturers?--and why use a "front" name insted of honestly identifying themselves and making whatever honest case they can?
Will Downey McGrath reveal the truth about who is paying them and why? Does Downey-McGrath consider it an acceptable level of honesty to not reveal who is paying ut to use the "front" name "Taxpayers for Common Sense"? Will Downey McGrath answer--or remain silent and hope
no one else asks who this client is?
Downey and McGrath are bright people who served the American people
for years, and no one has a right to ask Downey and McGrath to conceal this client's identity.