A poll conducted by Mellman Group polling company on behalf of Friends of the Earth has resulted in the fact that seventy percent of those polled are in favor of a carbon tax. The high level of support seems to reflect a multifaceted attitude of the funds going to fix the problems with our budget that supports climate change or as part of the funds helping to handle the effects as well as the creation of clean energy jobs.
The concept of a carbon tax would be to levy and enforce additional tax revenues on those that are the largest polluters in the country. These would include some of the biggest corporations and companies in America. Of course, these are also the ones that contributed the largest dollars in the various political races.
Other polls as well as supporting editorials are finally joining together to address our climate problems, which seem to be increasing every year on an exponential level. These include Slate Magazine, the Washington Post, the New York Times, Reuters, Bloomberg and the Associated Press. Despite the almost overwhelming support of a carbon tax, the political arms of the government seem to be unaware and uncaring, as Jay Carney, White House Press Secretary indicated that there is ‘no intention of proposing a carbon tax’ by the administration.
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