State Senate Candidate Mike Akin Signs No Climate Tax Pledge

April 24, 2012

The Arkansas chapter of the grassroots free market group Americans for Prosperity (AFP-AR) today applauded State Senate candidate Mike Akin (26th District) for signing the group’s No Climate Tax pledge. Akin joins more than 600 bipartisan lawmakers and candidates on the federal, state and local levels pledging to “oppose legislation relating to climate change that includes a net increase in government revenue.”

“The one thing elected officials should be able to agree on is that global warming shouldn’t be used as an excuse to hike taxes on citizens and businesses,” said AFP-AR State Director Teresa Oelke. “We encourage all of Arkansas’ elected officials and candidates for elected office to sign the pledge.”

Arkansas signers include: U.S. Senator John Boozman; U.S. Representatives Rick Crawford, Tim Griffin and Steve Womack; well as numerous state lawmakers and candidates for office.

“Using the guise of climate change to transfer dollars from hard-working citizens to bureaucratic big government is unacceptable,” said Oelke. “Regardless of their stance on global warming, this should be common ground for all of our elected officials at all levels of government.”

The pledge is available online at AFP does not endorse candidates. All elected officials and candidates are encouraged to sign the pledge and go on the record in opposition to using the climate change issue to increase taxes and grow the size of government.

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