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    The Anglə "On Keeping Them Honest"

     

    I guess you can call this my first attempt at investigative journalism (while clearly exercising my right to editorialize).

     

    My Congressman, Jason Chaffetz, is one of CNN.com's "Freshman Bloggers." His latest blog entry was titled, "Why we shouldn't use tax law as a weapon."

    http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/03/31/chaffetz.bailouts/index.html

     

    This iReport is about how Chaffetz himself is basically using the word "tax" as a weapon of fear aimed at his own constituents.

     

    The sources for my information follow:

     

    Congressman Chaffetz' letter:

    http://www.joepuente.org/chaffetz032709.pdf

     

    Republican Ways & Means "Sources":

     

    Camp Statement: Hearing on Addressing Price Volatility in Climate Change Legislation:

    http://republicans.waysandmeans.house.gov/showarticle.asp?ID=538

     

    Camp-CBO Exchange on Cap-and-Tax Proposal:

    http://republicans.waysandmeans.house.gov/showarticle.asp?ID=540

     

    Orszag: Energy Tax Will Cost Families An Average of At Least $500 More Than 'Make Work Pay' (n.b. this is not a direct quote):

    http://www.republicans.waysandmeans.house.gov/showarticle.asp?ID=501

     

    Event: 'Subcommittee On Energy And Mineral Resources: Oversight Hearing On “Energy Outlooks, And The Role Of Federal Onshore And Offshore Resources In Meeting Future Energy Demand”':

    http://resourcescommittee.house.gov/index.php?option=com_jcalpro&Itemid=27&extmode=view&extid=229

     

    President Obama's Energy & Environment policy:

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/agenda/energy_and_environment/

     

    Republican Leader on "Stealth Tax":

    http://republicanleader.house.gov/blog/?p=454

     

    What is a "Stealth Tax"?:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stealth_tax

     

    Peter Orszag's prepared statement to the House Ways & Means Committee:

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/assets/testimony/030409_budget.pdf

     

    Transcript for March 4 Ways & Means Committee Hearing (unavailable as of 4/5/09):

    http://waysandmeans.house.gov/hearings.asp?formmode=detail&hearing=658

     

    Linking Cap and Trade legislation to "Making Work Pay":

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/Briefing-by-White-House-Press-Secretary-Robert-Gibbs-2/26/09/

     

    The definition of "Tax":

    http://www.investorwords.com/4879/tax.html

     

    What is Cap & Trade/Emissions Trading?:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cap_and_trade

     

    'Emissions trading' a success, MIT report says

    http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/1997/emissions-1217.html

     

    Democrats Take On GOP Climate Change Distortions: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mOXPxyw90o

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