- Posted April 5, 2009 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
AC360°: Join the conversation
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."
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:
Republican Ways & Means "Sources":
Camp Statement: Hearing on Addressing Price Volatility in Climate Change Legislation:
Camp-CBO Exchange on Cap-and-Tax Proposal:
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):
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”':
President Obama's Energy & Environment policy:
Republican Leader on "Stealth Tax":
What is a "Stealth Tax"?:
Peter Orszag's prepared statement to the House Ways & Means Committee:
Transcript for March 4 Ways & Means Committee Hearing (unavailable as of 4/5/09):
Linking Cap and Trade legislation to "Making Work Pay":
The definition of "Tax":
What is Cap & Trade/Emissions Trading?:
'Emissions trading' a success, MIT report says
Democrats Take On GOP Climate Change Distortions: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mOXPxyw90o