It is ACARE’s goal to persuade Senators to vote against cap-and-trade because increased energy costs will be a burden to American families, drive American jobs to China, India and Mexico, and grant massive subsidies to select energy interests.
Cap-and-trade, as a political issue, is likely to be as contentious as the recent debate on health care reform, although it has not received as much attention to date. Many House members have come to regret their vote last year on the cap and trade legislation and ACARE seeks to educate the public before the Senate acts.
“Cap-and-trade is bad for America, and if that isn’t enough to make Senators do the right thing, ACARE will help remind them that voting against their constituents’ interests is going to be politically painful. ACARE plans more billboards in at least six states,” said Mike Carey, president, ACARE.