ATR Urges Lawmakers to Support Rep. Scalise's Resolution Opposing a Carbon Tax

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Posted by James Morrone Jr on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016, 2:07 PM PERMALINK

Americans for Tax Reform encourages all members of Congress to support House Concurrent Resolution 89, sponsored by Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.). Concurrent Resolution 89 puts Congress on the record in opposition to a carbon tax, and expresses the sense of Congress that a carbon tax will be detrimental to American families and businesses.

A carbon tax would kill American jobs, halt economic growth, and lay the foundation for further tax increases on the American people. In a recent letter of support for Rep. Scalise’s Resolution, ATR President Grover Norquist explained how harmful a carbon tax would be:

“A carbon tax is a VAT or Value Added Tax on training wheels. Any carbon tax would inevitably be spread out over wider and wider parts of the economy until we had a European Value Added Tax.”

ATR strongly encourages members of Congress to stand firm in their opposition to a carbon tax and to support Rep. Scalise’s Concurrent Resolution 89.  


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