Scott Brown looking for support, opposes Cap and Trade
I received this letter via Scott Brown today.
I have been in office for five months and already the special interests are attacking my record. My independent voting record speaks for the voters of Massachusetts, and not for anyone else. From day one, I have said that I would oppose more regulation, higher taxes and an ever-expanding federal budget.
Washington has no shortage of bad ideas. Even well-intentioned programs usually come wrapped up with higher taxes and fees that I refuse to support. The special interests are pushing for a national energy tax, otherwise known as cap and trade. They also want to increase red tape and regulation. For some reason, the Washington elites believe that if one opposes a national energy tax and more regulation, they must also support the Gulf oil spill. This is ludicrous.
The fact is, cap and trade will hurt the poor and working class the most and America can't afford another tax.
While I continue to fight for lower taxes, less regulation and reduced spending in Washington, some groups are beginning to fight me here in Massachusetts by running negative TV ads. This is nothing new. The political machine has been running ugly attack ads against me since the campaign.
You would think that if my political opponents were really concerned about the Gulf oil spill, that they would invest the hundreds of thousands of dollars they are spending to attack me on efforts to protect the environment in the affected area. Instead, they cynically attack me for defending the working families of Massachusetts.
At the end of the day, my priority continues to be looking out for the broader interests of the people of Massachusetts as a whole. That may make me a target for the special interests, but I will not let their narrow perspective trump the importance of keeping taxes low, cutting red tape and reducing the size of the deficit.