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house Bill H.R. 7173

Implementing a Carbon Tax & Returning Its Revenue As a Dividend

Argument in favor

Climate change’s impacts are already being felt, and will only worsen without drastic action. A carbon tax reflects the true price of fossil fuels, and is the type of aggressive measure that’s needed at this point. Without something like this bill, the world’s climate will not be sustainable within this century.

burrkitty's Opinion
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12/28/2018
This won’t make it, but I’m glad they are working on it. However, one of the most immediate and definitive things congress could do is END THE 16 BILLION DOLLARS OF ANNUAL OIL SUBSIDIES, give 100% of the energy lease money made by the national parks to the National Parks, and shift part (if not all) of the oil subsidies to alternative energy R&D and deployment.
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John's Opinion
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12/28/2018
If we can tax tobacco to encourage healthy living and lower medical costs, we can surely implement a carbon tax to encourage less pollution for the same reason.
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DeviWill's Opinion
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12/28/2018
We need to keep our planet clean for future generations. We treat this planet like crap! This tax would help us find new means of clean energy and keep corporations at bay with carbon pollutions.
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Argument opposed

Emissions pricing schemes merely entrench the fossil fuel-dependent status quo, rather than directly pushing for a shift to clean, renewable energies and this doesn’t go far enough. Alternatively, despite this bill’s claim of a dividend for American consumers they will still bear the costs of its carbon tax through higher energy prices. .

Fred's Opinion
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12/28/2018
No carbon tax!! This would affect low income people as business just passes costs to the consumer.
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Linda's Opinion
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12/28/2018
This does not address climate change by reduction of carbon. It merely brings in funds that would benefit those recipients but not our environment. We must maintain carbon reducing regulation standards. Invest in clean, renewable energy. That’s the only way to control carbon pollution. We also must maintain regulations that protect workers from safety hazards & chemical exposure. Putting profit before people & planet must end. There are ways to protect profit as well as people & planet. Vote NAY.
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TuckerWantsLiberty's Opinion
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12/28/2018
Stop attempting to thwart supply and demand. The market has an implicit carbon tax in the form of carbon-conscious consumers diverting their spending away from offenders. To the degree that that does NOT happen, people do not care. It may, therefore, be your job to convince them to care, through debate and education. It is NEVER your job to FORCE them to comply with your demands without regard for their own voluntary values. Other people are not mere objects for you to override with your values.
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    IntroducedNovember 27th, 2017
    This won’t make it, but I’m glad they are working on it. However, one of the most immediate and definitive things congress could do is END THE 16 BILLION DOLLARS OF ANNUAL OIL SUBSIDIES, give 100% of the energy lease money made by the national parks to the National Parks, and shift part (if not all) of the oil subsidies to alternative energy R&D and deployment.
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    No carbon tax!! This would affect low income people as business just passes costs to the consumer.
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    If we can tax tobacco to encourage healthy living and lower medical costs, we can surely implement a carbon tax to encourage less pollution for the same reason.
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    We need to keep our planet clean for future generations. We treat this planet like crap! This tax would help us find new means of clean energy and keep corporations at bay with carbon pollutions.
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    This does not address climate change by reduction of carbon. It merely brings in funds that would benefit those recipients but not our environment. We must maintain carbon reducing regulation standards. Invest in clean, renewable energy. That’s the only way to control carbon pollution. We also must maintain regulations that protect workers from safety hazards & chemical exposure. Putting profit before people & planet must end. There are ways to protect profit as well as people & planet. Vote NAY.
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    Stop attempting to thwart supply and demand. The market has an implicit carbon tax in the form of carbon-conscious consumers diverting their spending away from offenders. To the degree that that does NOT happen, people do not care. It may, therefore, be your job to convince them to care, through debate and education. It is NEVER your job to FORCE them to comply with your demands without regard for their own voluntary values. Other people are not mere objects for you to override with your values.
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    Something has to be done about the carbon in our atmosphere. This is actually NOT NEARLY ENOUGH, but it’s a start.
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    I’m okay with this as long as we continue to aggressively pursue solar and wind energy. This seems like an effective way to wind down the oil and gas industry. Revenues go back to the American public.
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    Leftists using climate as an excuse to raise taxes. This will raise the price of everything.
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    We can’t afford NOT to
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    Keep you hands out of my wallet. We have finally achieved energy independence and now the liberals want to force us back into the arms of the Saudis?
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    Look at what’s happening in France. I don’t want that happening here. The government takes enough of our money. If you give a hog more they just keep eating, they won’t stop until they are dead. #MAGA
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    So tax the people, to give the money back to the people. How can people not see through this BS? It’s not for climate change, it’s for redistribution of wealth. Idiotic socialists aren’t even trying to hide their policies anymore. All this does is take away money from the people who have it & give it to people who don’t want to work for it.
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    I just can’t believe people fall for this crap.
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    Hell yes! And the TAX SHOULD BE SO HIGH THAT THERE ARE NO PROFITS TO CONTINUE TO USE FOSSIL FUELS. GREEN ENERGY SHOULD GET EVERY PENNY OF THAT TAX TO BUILD MORE GREEN ENERGY AND SAVE THE PLANET YOU FREAKING MORONS
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    Absolutely. We need to keep our planet clean for future generations. We treat this planet like a personal toilet! This tax would help us find new means of clean energy and keep corporations at bay with carbon pollutions.
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    I moved all my 401K contributions over to green investments in 2018. When the Democrats take over and kick the oil and coal loving idiots out, green technologies will soar. Give it up Republicans, you are soooo wrong about this. Believe the facts and the science, not the lying cheating coal and fossil fuel loving climate change denying special interest republican idiots!
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    Vote yes! We need to do everything we can to encourage green practices and environmentally conscious innovation!
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    As long as the carbon tax doesn't become the easy way out for polluter companies.
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    We can't afford higher prices for gas, food, clothing, and everything else that relies on transportation.
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