Details of the Horrible US Carbon Tax Bill

Details of the Horrible US Carbon Tax Bill, by John Kartch.

Democrat Florida Congressman Ted Deutch has introduced a carbon tax bill to impose a new national energy tax on the American people. The bill is a massive tax increase which will increase utility bills and the price of all products and services. In classic politician-speak, Deutch has dubbed it “The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2018.” …

The bill imposes a $15 per ton carbon (energy) tax, increasing by $10 per year into the future. Within five years the tax would automatically rise to $55 per ton …

The bill gives czar-like powers to the EPA chief including the power to impose “monitoring, reporting, and record-keeping requirements” on Americans. The bill also gives the EPA chief power to conduct investigations and force “information collection.” …

The legislative language specifically imposes “a limit of 2 children per household.” Here it is, straight from the bill text:

“A carbon dividend payment is one pro-rata share for each adult and half a pro-rata share for each child under 19 years old, with a limit of 2 children per household, of amounts available for the month in the Carbon Dividend Trust Fund.”

Several radical political agendas have hitched themselves to the carbon dioxide theory of global warming. Some of them are quite visible in this bill. Amazing what you can do with a faulty theory about the atmosphere from the 1960s.

Here is Maurice Strong, who globalized the environmental movement:


It is clear that current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle class-involving high meat intake, consumption of large amounts of frozen and convenience foods, use of fossil fuels, appliances, home and work-place air-conditioning, and suburban housing-are not sustainable. A shift is necessary toward lifestyles less geared to environmentally damaging consumption patterns.

The wealthy virtue signaling elites are telling us to eat cake. The French riots were set off by a carbon tax.

hat-tip Charles