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house Bill H.R. 763

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.

IllWill's Opinion
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04/16/2019
A carbon tax is a good starting point. The consequences of pumping billions of tons of CO2 into the air is enormous and is leading to an ever growing climate crisis and companies need to understand that. However, we need to get increasingly more aggressive at fighting climate change by making huge direct investments in renewable energy. The Green New Deal is an excellent foundation to begin this massive undertaking!
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burrkitty's Opinion
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04/16/2019
We have to do something, because at this point we are doing almost nothing. Also as a side benefit, this will create the most comprehensive rebate system in the USA. A system, in fact, that can easily be adapted for other future population encompassing programs that America has in its future like a UNIVERSAL SINGLE PAYER HEALTHCARE SYSTEM, universal basic income, National Weapon Registration Databank, return free taxes, even perhaps the national ID the conservatives want. We might even use it for voting. So yeah, let’s try to do something. You don't make progress by standing on the sidelines, whinging and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas. By trying things. Because discontent, blaming, complaining, and disbelief cannot serve as a foundation for a good future, no matter how much effort you make.
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KansasTamale's Opinion
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04/16/2019
We have to do something to get people off of fossil fuels. This is a start. May not be the best, but better than doing nothing.
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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. .

Sean's Opinion
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04/16/2019
Oh look, another tax proposal for the American people from another democrat. How will taxing on CO2 lower the levels? P.S. Y’all are more than welcome to send a check to the government. Just make sure you write “CO2 Tax” in the memo. Wouldn’t want that money going to waste...
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Miles's Opinion
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04/16/2019
Funny. Theft on the rich always is passed down to lower income levels through the price of goods & services. So everyone loses, but some think they’re somehow ‘making’ money in dividends. Amazes me people can’t see through this crap. IPCC estimates that America at 0 emissions would lower the global temperature a whopping 0.2 degrees in 100 years.
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Mark's Opinion
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04/16/2019
Carbon tax schemes are always attractive ideas to the “useful idiots” in our society. Typically these are well educated individuals who are in fact dumb as a box of rocks. If common sense were fuel, they wouldn’t have enough to power an ants motorcycle even once around the circumference of a penny.
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      house Committees
      Committee on Ways and Means
    IntroducedJanuary 24th, 2019
    A carbon tax is a good starting point. The consequences of pumping billions of tons of CO2 into the air is enormous and is leading to an ever growing climate crisis and companies need to understand that. However, we need to get increasingly more aggressive at fighting climate change by making huge direct investments in renewable energy. The Green New Deal is an excellent foundation to begin this massive undertaking!
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    Oh look, another tax proposal for the American people from another democrat. How will taxing on CO2 lower the levels? P.S. Y’all are more than welcome to send a check to the government. Just make sure you write “CO2 Tax” in the memo. Wouldn’t want that money going to waste...
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    We have to do something, because at this point we are doing almost nothing. Also as a side benefit, this will create the most comprehensive rebate system in the USA. A system, in fact, that can easily be adapted for other future population encompassing programs that America has in its future like a UNIVERSAL SINGLE PAYER HEALTHCARE SYSTEM, universal basic income, National Weapon Registration Databank, return free taxes, even perhaps the national ID the conservatives want. We might even use it for voting. So yeah, let’s try to do something. You don't make progress by standing on the sidelines, whinging and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas. By trying things. Because discontent, blaming, complaining, and disbelief cannot serve as a foundation for a good future, no matter how much effort you make.
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    We have to do something to get people off of fossil fuels. This is a start. May not be the best, but better than doing nothing.
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    Funny. Theft on the rich always is passed down to lower income levels through the price of goods & services. So everyone loses, but some think they’re somehow ‘making’ money in dividends. Amazes me people can’t see through this crap. IPCC estimates that America at 0 emissions would lower the global temperature a whopping 0.2 degrees in 100 years.
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    Carbon tax schemes are always attractive ideas to the “useful idiots” in our society. Typically these are well educated individuals who are in fact dumb as a box of rocks. If common sense were fuel, they wouldn’t have enough to power an ants motorcycle even once around the circumference of a penny.
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    No! This question has been posed by Countable as well in the past! Dividend my Ass!
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    We’re talking about saving the planet here, folks. We need every tool we can find including those like this, that pay back the average taxpayers for the tax breaks the fossil fuel companies have been making for a very long time.
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    this seems a good step toward clean energy & moving away from fossil fuels.
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    Do you liberals ever stop taxing?!
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    Of course this is sponsored by a democrat. They love to find creative means to get their hands on our hard earned money. And, once they have it, they'll keep taking it and manufacturing another reason to tax us. JUST STOP IT!
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    I’m willing to bet that most liberals don’t know what co2 is.
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    How about Congress do something other than figure out ways to take people’s money? Lazy lazy lazy
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    This not carbon neutral. We need CO2 to grow all plants and trees. By trying to cut carbon you are actually killing plant life that produces O2 that we breath. We have the lowest carbon level on earth. So stop pushing lies down our throat.
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    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.
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    This is perfect, if companies want to ruin this planet we should at least get compensated. Ideally this would disencentivize fossil fuels more
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    There should be a carbon tax. Definitely.
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    45 economists are supporting this idea. It is the best way to encourage people and businesses to make green choices in their everyday life.
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    Now this is something to get behind. These are the type of bills and issues that are needing attention.
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    This has bipartisan support, and is a great step in addressing our climate crisis. Let’s get this passed now!
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