Carbon taxes are the left’s way to force you to use energy sources they believe are better. Instead of making green energy more cost effective, they seek to raise your families heating, cooling and electricity bills by over 11%.
Carbon taxes are bad for the economy; driving up your energy costs, killing millions of jobs and sending businesses overseas. Carbon taxes, money out of your wallet, would grow government by more than $1 trillion. That growth in government won’t go towards clean energy, it’ll merely allow government to waste even more of your hard earned tax dollars.
Carbon taxes won't help the environment either, but they will kill jobs. In July 2012, Australia implemented a tax on carbon, and as a result electricity rates jumped 30%, causing more than 10,000 businesses to close within 6 months. A study by the National Association of Manufacturers predicted a similar fate for America, estimating 1.5 million Americans would lose their jobs in the first year alone.
Earlier this year the Senate attempted to impose this burden on the American people. Unfortunately, many Senators throughout the country voted to support this destructive policy. However, Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) has introduced a Resolution expressing that a carbon tax would be detrimental to American families and businesses and is not in the best interest of the United States.
Ask your Congressman to co-sponsor H.Con.Res 24 and show opposition to carbon taxes!
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