Senate Democrats introduce progressive carbon tax
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Senate Democrats introduce progressive carbon tax


Congressional Democrats are throwing every one of their issues against the wall to see what sticks, including a very progressive carbon tax that legislators claim will cut emissions 100% by 2050.

Senators Chris Coons and Dianne Feinstein have introduced the Climate Action Rebate Act, a bill that hopes to generate $2.5 trillion in tax revenue over 10 years. The bill would also rebate 70 percent of the tax collected to middle-calls families that make under $130,000 per year.

The balance of the revenue would go to retraining fossil fuel, or oil industry workers, and energy infrastructure.

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The bill is not expected to receive any Republican support, but Coons said that he will make the effort to garner enough Republican support to see it pass the senate.

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Both of Florida’s Republican Senators, Marco Rubio and Rick Scott, have already signaled opposition to the carbon tax, or any tax for that matter.

The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (EICDA) sponsored by Rep. Ted Deutch (D) is the House of Representative’s equivalent to Coon’s carbon tax bill.

Deutch’s bill is supported by one Republican, Rep, Francis Rooney of Florida.

Conservatives oppose the carbon measure, while liberals, or progressive who support the “Green New Deal,” say that a carbon tax is just a piece of controversial “Deal.”


Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning South Florida-based political journalist owns Diverse New Media, Corp. which publishes,,, and He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming and biking. He ran as a Republican in the 2018 congressional primary race in Florida's CD 22. Javier is also a political consultant, and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at Email him at [email protected]

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