Monday, April 13, 2009

Richardson: Obama's Proposed Tax on Energy Would Hurt Mainers

Ray Richardson, the co-host of WLOB's morning show, penned an op-ed in Saturday's PPH:
But let's call this proposal what it really is: a
regressive tax that reaches into the pockets of average people by raising the
cost of filling up the family car and the heating oil tank. No industry can
absorb $31.5 billion in new taxes without passing them on to consumers. Surely
that's not a revelation to the administration or the Congress. Maine families
are already feeling the economic screws tightening. The January unemployment
numbers, announced this month, show a seasonably adjusted unemployment rate of
7.8 percent, the Maine Department of Labor reports.
- John C.L. Morgan

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