In an attempt to head off a possible carbon tax, Senator David Vitter (R-La.) and Congressman Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) plan to introduce a resolution in the House and Senate expressing the sense of Congress that a carbon tax is not in the economic interest of the U.S.

The forthcoming Vitter-Pompeo resolution is necessitated by increased calls – from traditionally conservative organizations and liberal interests – to implement a carbon tax.

Senator Vitter has stated, “there’s a lot of talk in Washington about raising taxes, and finding ‘revenues’ in creative ways, to avoid going over the fiscal cliff, but a carbon tax – which would force more financial hardship upon family budgets, energy consumers and job seekers – needs to be completely taken off the table. Our resolution would enshrine that.”   

Congressman Pompeo was equally adamant in that “the concurrent resolution states that a carbon tax, which would increase the cost of manufactured goods and harm America’s manufacturing sector, is regressive in nature and would unfairly burden those vulnerable individuals and families in the U.S. who are struggling under a stagnating economy.”

A carbon tax would undoubtedly cripple the already struggling American economy and be a boon to proponents of Big Government.