In an op-ed in the Wilkes-Barre (PA) Times Leader, Pennsylvania GOP Senate candidate Pat Toomey makes some good points about the proposed federal cap 'n trade bill that his liberal opponent, Joe Sestak supports.
Here's part of what Toomey says:
Last spring, Congressman Sestak co-sponsored and voted for a cap-and-trade bill that would impose a massive tax on energy. If you put a massive tax on energy, all forms of energy – from electricity, to gasoline, to natural gas – become more expensive. That means families have higher electricity bills, it costs more to fill up at the pump, and businesses, especially energy intensive industries, will have to deal with skyrocketing costs. The inevitable result will be fewer jobs, and the industrial base in Northeastern Pennsylvania would be especially hard hit.
Read the full piece at the Times Leader.