US disavows carbon tax

The House passed a non-binding measure to denounce a carbon tax, calling it “detrimental to American families and businesses, and is not in the best interest of the United States.” 

It passed 229-180 with two members voting present. Six Republicans voted against the resolution while seven Democrats broke with their caucus to vote “yes”

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5 minutes ago, Ja’Nako Bezze said:

The House passed a non-binding measure to denounce a carbon tax, calling it “detrimental to American families and businesses, and is not in the best interest of the United States.” 

It passed 229-180 with two members voting present. Six Republicans voted against the resolution while seven Democrats broke with their caucus to vote “yes”

why the rush, I wonder?

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The only people who will benefit from a carbon tax are uncountable unelected bureaucrats who will manage the funds.

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18 minutes ago, Ja’Nako Bezze said:

The House passed a non-binding measure to denounce a carbon tax, calling it “detrimental to American families and businesses, and is not in the best interest of the United States.” 

It passed 229-180 with two members voting present. Six Republicans voted against the resolution while seven Democrats broke with their caucus to vote “yes”

 Two years, and all they've accomplished is a tax cut for the rich and price hikes for everyone else.

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13 minutes ago, JohnAtronis said:

The only people who will benefit from a carbon tax are uncountable unelected bureaucrats who will manage the funds.

 

22 minutes ago, Ja’Nako Bezze said:

The House passed a non-binding measure to denounce a carbon tax, calling it “detrimental to American families and businesses, and is not in the best interest of the United States.” 

It passed 229-180 with two members voting present. Six Republicans voted against the resolution while seven Democrats broke with their caucus to vote “yes”

basically they voted against science, basic economics and for crony capitalism.

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20 minutes ago, Meanwhile said:

why the rush, I wonder?

There is a rush to condemn the carbon tax is because it is yet another tax on an already over-taxed nation...that will do absolutely no good and will be used for things other than what they say it will.

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5 minutes ago, Stephen said:

There is a rush to condemn the carbon tax is because it is yet another tax on an already over-taxed nation...that will do absolutely no good and will be used for things other than what they say it will.

The ideal of a carbon tax is pretty impressive.
The implementation is the problem. It would depend on politicians not lining the pockets of themselves and their friends. 

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43 minutes ago, Ja’Nako Bezze said:

The House passed a non-binding measure to denounce a carbon tax, calling it “detrimental to American families and businesses, and is not in the best interest of the United States.” 

It passed 229-180 with two members voting present. Six Republicans voted against the resolution while seven Democrats broke with their caucus to vote “yes”

Koch brothers got their way. Imagine that.

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19 minutes ago, Stephen said:

There is a rush to condemn the carbon tax is because it is yet another tax on an already over-taxed nation...that will do absolutely no good and will be used for things other than what they say it will.

Canada allowed in the carbon tax and now their energy prices are through the roof, this also translates to food prices shooting up as well.

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51 minutes ago, JohnAtronis said:

The only people who will benefit from a carbon tax are uncountable unelected bureaucrats who will manage the funds.

Carbon taxes are generally quite straight foward to apply and can be fiscally neutral

Collect say $30bn in Carbon Tax and reduce this off other taxes elsewhere - employment taxes, sales taxes on basic goods etc. 

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About the only ones who would not be helped by a well thought out carbon tax are coal producers and oil companies that are not diversified into natural gas and renewables.  Such a tax should be designed to reflect both the real cost of the carbon, to encourage usage of less carbon intensive alternatives, to help encourage carbon recapture, and to help ameliorate the adverse affects of additional carbon in the atmosphere.  

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As suggested by Michael Mehling, an MIT professor, applying carbon charges, instead of trade tariffs, to imports could be a smart solution to fight climate change and trade tariffs at the same time.

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-05708-7

https://www.downtoearth.org.in/news/economy/how-to-counter-trump-on-trade-tariffs-and-climate-inaction-impose-carbon-charges-on-us-imports-61171

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I will probably watch this video now a couple of time. Tks Epic. And then spend a week to see if I can find those same facts he points out.

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If a Carbon tax can limit pollution then it is a good thing. Electric vehicles are the future no matter what the Koch Bros say. If the USA doesn't stay competitive the Koch brothers will be speaking Chinese.

 

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