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Atheist congressman first to introduce House carbon tax bill

Atheist congressman first to introduce House carbon tax bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Pete Stark (D-CA), a senior member of the Committee on Ways and Means with jurisdiction over U.S. tax policy, today introduced the Save Our Climate Act. This legislation would impose a tax on carbon-based fossil fuels to slow climate change.

What a coincidence! The first atheist congressman is the first to actually propose doing something tangible about climate change. We need a carbon tax–with teeth.


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valhar2000 / July 26th, 2007, 4:50 am / #1

The only thing that concerns me is what this tax money would be spent on.

One good use would be to reduce other taxes, but that will almost certainly not happen. If not that, I’d say the best use would be on health care (since it is always useful and the use of carbon is arguably one of the causes of health disorder).

But I won’t get my hopes up.

Henry Sterling / August 13th, 2007, 6:17 am / #2

Carbon dioxide is absolutely not the same thing as carbon. See my comment (might still be awaiting moderation) on this page:

Henry Sterling / August 13th, 2007, 6:18 am / #3

http://www.blacksunjournal.com/energy-transition/531_oceans-failing-to-absorb-more-carbon_2007

Sorry about the lack of link.

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