Republican Cultural Elites Proposing Carbon Tax

WASHINGTON: This week, a group of Republicans publicly called for a substantial new carbon tax. These leaders, uniting under the banner of the “Climate Leadership Council,”  will meet with top administration officials this morning.

Heritage Action does not support a carbon tax and has released the following statement from CEO, Michael A. Needham:

“Replacing Obama’s destructive regulatory regime with a destructive taxation regime will not make American companies more competitive or bring jobs back to abandoned communities. Beyond the policy implications, the Climate Leadership Council’s carbon tax proposal is just the latest example of policy solutions crafted by and made for cultural elites. There is no room in the Republican Party for a carbon tax. These so-called Party elders might want to meet with former Secretary Clinton to discuss this idea.”