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.
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.