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Congressman Brady Rejects Obama’s Ridiculous Oil Tax Plan

Brady: President Obama is attacking our Texas energy jobs

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Washington, February 5, 2016 | comments

Washington, DC — Congressman Kevin Brady, (R-TX) released the following statement on the President’s proposed plan to impose a $10 tax on every barrel of oil to pay for green transportation projects.

“President Obama is attacking our Texas energy jobs to push his liberal green-energy agenda as hardworking Americans are finally seeing relief at the pump.  Because of Obama’s job-killing policies they can’t afford any more energy price increases from this White House.  A lame-duck president should remember that instead of playing political games with an economy that he has run into the ground.”

Background:  According to published reports when the President releases his final budget request next week, he will propose more than $300 billion worth of investments over the next decade in mass transit, high-speed rail, self-driving cars. To pay for the programs President Obama will call for a $10 “fee” on every barrel of oil.

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