Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Petition for a Carbon Tax

The idea of a carbon tax in the United States is a controversial issue. While popular political groups like the Tea Party oppose creating new taxes of any kind because they only support a sick governmental system, many think a more appropriately arranged tax structure would help cure the country's economic problems.

One such new tax could potentially be a carbon tax. Other countries with struggling economies such as Ireland, have adopted carbon taxes to both reduce the deficit and help change behavior (meaning, make people more green!) If a carbon tax is something you support, or something you'd like to learn more about, I highly suggest taking a look at this petition.

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  1. We are very much in favor of a carbon tax, in fact we think a properly designed one could eventually replace the income tax in the US. We think so highly of it that Jon actually developed a catch name "Pennies per Pound" and created a website with lots of information about how it could work and what the pros and cons would be:
    Additionally, there's a link there to a petition to your Congressmen recommending the Pennies Per Pound carbon tax plan.

    Check it out! Alicia

  2. Thanks Alicia! I will definitely check out Pennies Per Pound!