Friday, October 15, 2010

OH-18: Rep. Space (D) Claims National Energy Tax is a Good Thing

Lakeville, OH – In a recent New York Times article, the Zack Space campaign again claims that the national energy tax – which Space supported – would be beneficial for Ohio industries. After previously stating that he doesn’t believe Eastern Ohio has an unemployment problem, this newest gaffe is proof-positive that Space is truly out-of-touch with the needs of Ohioans. If signed into law, Space’s national energy tax could result in more than 100,000 jobs lost and would mean higher taxes for struggling middle-class families and small business owners.

“‘That bill, the whole thing, has been about investing in the energy sector,’ Andrew Ricci, Space's campaign spokesman, said of the climate bill last week. ‘Ultimately, it's a good thing that's going to benefit those industries’ in Ohio.’” (Evan Lehmann, “In Ohio's Coal Country, Climate Policy Is a Tough Issue,” New York Times, 10/14/2010)
“Not only did Zack Space rubberstamp tax-hiking and job-killing legislation, but he’s trying to fool voters into believing it’s good for the region,” said Gibbs Spokeswoman Emily Pettigrew. “His recent comments are indicative of how he’s represented Ohio families over the past two years – out-of-touch. Now, after repeatedly supporting legislation that Eastern Ohioans flatly reject, Space may find himself out of a job this November. “
Unlike Space, Bob Gibbs soundly rejects the Democrats’ job-killing legislation. If elected, Gibbs would fight to keep energy costs low and keep hard working Ohioans in their jobs.