A Carbon Tax Would Cut The Deficit By $1 Trillion over a decade says the Congressional Budget Office, reports Jeff Spross at Climate Progress. This beat out, by far, the other 102 deficit-reducing options listed in the CBO report. The policy enjoys widespread support amongst politicians, industry spokespersons, economists, and polling of the general public, but sits on the legislative back-burner — save for efforts by Rep. Henry Waxman (R-CA) and a handful of other concerned legislators — while the Obama Administration attempts to cut carbon emissions through EPA regulations.
Join the swelling numbers of voters TELLING Congress they’ll vote for Clean Energy candidates here: http://signon.org/sign/we-are-the-clean-99?source=c.em.cp&r_by=487176 . This is an ongoing campaign (the next Congressional election is in 2 years!) so please, spread the word. It’s our way of telling Congress that a strong clean energy voting bloc is out there. This is how YOU can make a difference.
For more on Climate Change, check out my weekly column at the HuffingtonPost, Climate Change This Week : http://www.huffingtonpost.com/author/index.php?author=mary-ellen-harte
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