Friday, October 07, 2011

Tea party gives gas pains to Barletta and Marino

With a few exceptions freshman Congressmen Tom Marino and Lou Barletta have voted with the Republican leadership to destroy Medicare, gut environmental regulations , cut the funding of vital agencies that protect our food, air and water then complain that they are not doing enough to protect their constituents. But that hypocrisy didn't matter much to the teabaggers.

What has got them exercised is a tax break for the development of natural gas vehicles.

Politics PA: Barletta and Marino are co-sponsors of the NAT GAS Act (H.R. 1380), which would allow for an excise tax credit for alternative fuels, a tax credit for business that produce natural gas vehicles or alternative refueling stations, and an income tax credit for individuals who purchase alternative fuel vehicles.

I have to say that I agree with them. Making the tax code even more complicated and favoring one business over another just distorts the marketplace. On the state level programs such as Keystone Opportunity Zones (KOZ) just pit pit one town and state against another and in the end the taxpayers get screwed.

Not that us taxpayers are not used to getting screwed but we don't like it but just can't figure a way yet to fix it.

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