Carbon Tax Curbelo Loses in Florida

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Posted by Abigail Marone on Tuesday, November 6th, 2018, 9:55 PM PERMALINK

Earlier this year Florida congressman Carlos Curbelo introduced a bill to impose massive carbon tax on the American people. The Curbelo bill would have raised the cost of everything, hitting poor households the hardest.

Curbelo could and should have been reelected but he was talked into pushing an energy tax on all Americans -- the so-called carbon tax -- and as a result voters kicked him out of office," said Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform. "Luckily he can get a job at the ‘moderate’ Niskanen Center. Jerry Taylor has already tweeted, ‘We’d love to have him.’"

The Curbelo loss is yet another sign that carbon taxes are politically toxic.

Below, see ATR's takedown of the Curbelo bill as well as other examples of how the carbon tax has been unpopular at the ballot box


Yikes: Curbelo's Carbon Tax Bill Provides "Travel Expenses" for UN-style "National Climate Commission"

Curbelo Carbon Tax Bill Pays "Experts and Consultants" Up to $164,200 Per Year

Curbelo's Carbon Tax Would Hike Household Energy Bills by $688

Curbelo's Carbon Tax Threatens 300% IRS Fines for "Any person who fails to comply"

Carbon Tax Pushers Beware: Vermont Republican Defeated Carbon-Tax-Supporting Democrat

Carbon Tax Pushers Beware: Australia's Carbon Tax Politicians Were Quickly Voted Out of Office

You might lose your job due to Curbelo's carbon tax but don't worry, he'll "retrain" youTim Andrews: The Carbon Tax Was an Economic and Electoral Disaster in Australia -- A Cautionary Tale for the U.S. 

Scoop: Details of the Job Crushing Curbelo Carbon Tax Bill

ATR Statement on the Passage of Scalise/McKinley Anti-Carbon-Tax Resolution

Hillary Clinton Memo Shows Carbon Tax Devastating to Low Income Households

Hillary's campaign manager on a carbon tax: "To be clear: it's lethal in the general, so I don't want to support one."

Center for American Progress Founder: "We have done extensive polling on a carbon tax. It all sucks."

Even Left-Leaning Washington State Voters Rejected a Carbon Tax

KEY VOTE: ATR Urges "YES" Vote on Scalise-McKinley Anti-Carbon Tax Resolution

41 Conservative Groups Support Scalise/McKinley Anti-Carbon Tax Resolution

Canadians Revolt Against Trudeau's Carbon Tax

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