This IS NOT about climate change! People won't use less gas to get to their jobs or to shop, and they won't use less natural gas or heating oil to heat or cool their homes. But they WILL pay more of their disposable income for the privilege of doing so, plus more for consumable goods and services - the food they eat, the plumber that fixes the leaky pipe, the furniture delivery truck. The places people will cut back is where they spend what's left of their disposable income. The damage to the economy will affect jobs and negatively impact the poor the most. This is a short-sighted political concept without a reasonable or responsible outcome.
*Broad outlines of a new carbon tax in Oregon get positive response from legislative committee.
The Oregonian, September 15, 2014 By Dana Tims
A new tax on carbon in Oregon could raise as much as $2 billion annually, a state legislative panel heard Monday. As proposed, the tax would be "revenue-neutral," meaning all of its proceeds would be "repatriated" to residents and businesses through lower taxes and other means. (Matt Brown/Associated Press)
Wall Street Journal, July 17, 2014 By Rob Taylor and Riahonnan Hoyle
Australia Becomes First Developed Nation to Repeal Carbon Tax
Tony Abbott Pledged to Get Rid of the Tax Last Year
Opinion: Why Australia Ditched Its Carbon Tax - VIDEO
Wall Street Journal, July 24, 2014
Institute of Public Affairs Director of Development and Communications James Paterson explains why Australia became the first nation to repeal its carbon tax.
Opinion:The Stealth Carbon Tax - VIDEO
Wall Street Journal, February 29, 2012
Manhattan Institute senior fellow Robert Bryce on how electricity prices are skyrocketing in states with renewable energy mandates.