concurrent resolution Progress
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Committee on FinanceIntroducedJanuary 28th, 2013
- senate Committees
A carbon tax would be GOOD for the U.S. economy. Instead of calling it a "tax" consider it a "fee". The money generated by this fee at the source (oil well, coal mine, etc) would then be a dividend delivered to every American household. What will people do with this extra money? Spend it. The way of renewable energy is becoming clear and other countries are accelerating their efforts to be less dependent on fossil fuels and find innovative ways to create energy from renewable resources. There is great opportunity for economic growth in renewables and we have young innovators who will need the backing of our banks to create these innovations. Assessing a carbon fee makes perfect sense and is a win-win for the U. S.