September 6, 2019

On News Hour, David Brooks referred to the backing of a carbon tax by several Democratic candidates as “a big breakthrough”.  Though acknowledging the tax’s support by both right & left economists, he added “no politician ever says that ‘cuz taxing this stuff is very politically unpopular”.  I’m calling a Sin of Omission in his failing to mention the Carbon Dividend Act (introduced in Jan.) that pays dividends back to the public, thereby neutralizing the tax!  Also, the bill had bipartisan support (though only 1 Repub).  mimiv (admin) 9/6/19

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