Americans for Prosperity Applauds U.S. Representative Mark Meadows

April 11, 2013

Signs No Climate Tax Pledge

Raleigh, NC—The North Carolina chapter of the free-market grassroots group Americans for Prosperity (AFP–NC) today applauded U.S. Representative Mark Meadows (11th District) for signing the group’s No Climate Tax pledge.  Meadows joins more than 400 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–NC State Director Dallas Woodhouse. “We encourage all of North Carolina’s elected officials and candidates for elected office to sign the pledge.”

Current pledge signers include: U.S. Senator Richard Burr; U.S. Representatives Walter Jones, Virginia Foxx, Howard Coble, Richard Hudson, Robert Pittenger, Patrick McHenry; as well as dozens of state lawmakers.

“Using the guise of climate change to transfer dollars from hard-working citizens to bureaucratic big government is unacceptable,” said Woodhouse. “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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