ATP ad exposes ‘insane’ Hick plan for ‘tens and tens and tens of billions of dollars every year’ in job-killing weather taxes

‘John Hickenlooper is so radical he thinks he can control global weather through tax hikes.’

DENVER – Colorado’s largest grassroots advocate of lower taxes and affordable energy began statewide promotion Friday of a hard-hitting Internet ad exposing a videotaped call by Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper for governments to spend “tens and tens of billions of dollars each year” on global warming taxes.

In an address to the Colorado Environmental Coalition’s “Rebel with a Cause” May 2009 gala, the Democratic nominee for governor told the crowd, “I’m saying that clearly the climate is changing, clearly mankind’s activities are causing it. And that we’d be ins…insane not to be spending tens and tens and tens of billions of dollars every year buying insurance to begin to prevent and stop that change that’s happening.”

“John Hickenlooper is so radical he thinks he can control global weather through tax hikes,” said Donald Ferguson, American Tradition Partnership Executive Director.  “He can’t control global weather by killing your job through, in his own words, ’tens and tens and tends of billions of dollars every year’ in tax hikes.  But he can stop his sliding poll numbers by renouncing this insane job-killing plan.”

“The only man-made disaster in Colorado is John Hickenlooper’s insane plan to tax jobs into extinction,” said Ferguson.

The Internet ad, being promoted statewide, features Hickenlooper’s videotaped call for higher taxes, then asks residents to contact the gubernatorial candidate and urge him to renounce his plan, which would lead to massive job losses.

The direct link to the ad is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBasyMuH-zY. WTP’s YouTube channel, featuring all of ATP’s ads, is at www.YouTube.com/WTPMedia.

ATP does not advocate the election or defeat of candidates.  Supported by grassroots members, WTP is a fast-growing non-profit organization dedicated to fighting environmental extremism and promoting private property and responsible development and management of land, water, and natural resources.  WTP is incorporated in Colorado, and Coloradans account for much of the group’s large and fast-growing membership.

For more information on ATP, go to http://americantradition.org.  For more information on this issue, or to schedule an interview, contact Political Director Donald Ferguson, Donald.F@americantradition.org or 703-200-3669.

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