Tweet Facts at #AskMenendez

Last night, 92 Senators voted to proceed to S.2204, a bill to eliminate unnecessary tax subsidies and promote renewable energy and energy conservation.  The bill, introduced by Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), is not an effort to lower gas prices, as President Obama’s deputy assistant for energy and climate change acknowledged, but rather one of “fairness” and part of a broader anti-oil agenda.

Tomorrow, Senator Menendez will hold a Twitter Town Hall to answer questions “about energy independence, efficiency & renewable, alternatives.”  Heritage Action is committed to untangling the spin.  Help us tweet some facts at #AskMenendez, so we can set the record straight.

Facts to Untangle the Spin: 

  1. Even though gas is at $3.90 per gallon, just 21 cents below the all-time record high, Senator Menendez said, “Nobody has made the claim that this bill is about reducing gas prices.”
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  1. Per Heritage, the subsidy for wind is 1,000-times larger than the subsidy for oil.  If oil received a comparable subsidy, it would be $50 for every barrel of oil produced.
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  1. Oil and natural gas companies are already taxed a higher rate than other domestic manufacturers.  They can only take a deduction at 6% while other manufacturers receive a 9% deduction.
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  1. America has enough oil to supply our needs for 200 years, but the federal government only leases 3% of federal lands for oil and natural gas production.  Per acre, private land produced 3 times as much oil as federal lands.
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  1. As America subsidizes renewables and shutters coal plants, USA Today reports that electricity prices have increased $300 per household over the last 4 years.
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Five Bonus Quick Facts:

  1. America is the world’s largest producer of natural gas.
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  1. America is the world’s second largest producer of coal.
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  1. America is the world’s third largest producer of oil.
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  1. Despite decades of solar subsidies, it is still 3 to 5 times as expensive as natural gas.
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  1. Germany, Spain and Denmark are all reducing their subsidies for renewables because the subsidies are ineffective and unsustainable.
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Please Share Your Thoughts
  • John Burns

    Sheriff Joe Arpaio feels the media is covering up the results of his investigation in spite of the fact that the man who has charge of America’s nuclear arsenal cannot even get his social security number to pass an E-verify check! “The laws and courts are a sham…this is worse than anarchy,”

    http://www.westernjournalism.com/cowardly-congress-wont-investigate-manchurian-candidate-obama/?

  • John Burns

    Each and Every sitting Member of Congress is in violation of their sworn oath to defend the constitution, from all enemies foreign and domestic ………. They are all aiding treason against the United States ……………….. VOTE EACH AND EVERY INCUMBENT OUT of Congress…………….. They all are a joke

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  • Anonymous

    As a Democrat I am sickened by where the party has gone–this is analagous to Jones town with the Dems drinking Obama kool aide–I totally agree with John that they should all be voted out at minimum and that they should not have better benefit than those of the poorest American–letstake care of our own and stop throwing money away on foreig corruption–Range should be forcd to resign immediately