Congressman Carlos Curbelo will introduce a carbon tax bill Monday that not only imposes $800 billion in higher taxes on the American people, it creates a UN-style “National Climate Commission.”
The Commission will receive “travel expenses” as described in the bill:
TRAVEL EXPENSES.–Each member shall receive travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, in accordance with applicable provisions under subchapter 1 of chapter 57 of title 5, United States Code.
Travel to where? You can bet European capitals will top the list. A five-star accommodation in Paris or Brussels would provide the only suitable environment for thinking deep carbon tax thoughts with international counterparts over a truly succulent duck confit.
Who will go on the trips? Not only the commissioners themselves, but likely significant quantities of staff detailees from other parts of the federal government. The bill states that such detailees will continue to be paid a full salary while at the Commission.