Huge Tax-hike Clobbers California consumers; forces business to flee

The most preposterous thing about a carbon tax, which California is in the process of implementing under the guise of a cap-and-trade program and which some other states are now considering, is the pretense that it will curb carbon emissions.

This notion — the idea that states can save the planet from getting too hot — is great soap opera, but it is just a way to bring more revenue to state governments regardless of its stated intent.

Whether it’s called cap-and-trade or a carbon tax, California is now stuck with a fee on the carbon content of fuels. It’s the first of its kind in the United States, but environmental groups are urging other states to do the same.  Read more

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