Never-Trumper Jeff Flake’s final move as a U.S. Senator was his worst yet
Jeff Flake’s days in the spotlight are numbered.
He’s revealed his true colors.
And his final act in the U.S. Senate was his worst yet.
Jeff Flake joined his pal Democrat Senator Chris Coons to introduce a carbon tax bill.
The bill would impose a new tax of $15 per ton of carbon dioxide beginning in 2019.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Sens. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., and Chris Coons, D-Del., on Wednesday introduced a carbon tax bill to combat climate change, just days before the end of the current session of Congress.
The bill is similar to bipartisan legislation introduced in the House last month that would tax carbon emissions and return the proceeds to American households as a dividend.
The House version was the first bipartisan carbon tax legislation introduced in nearly a decade.
That bill has eight co-sponsors, including Republican Reps. Francis Rooney of Florida, Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania, and Dave Trott of Michigan, along with Rep. Ted Deutch of Florida, the Democratic co-chair of the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus.
Both the House and Senate bills would impose a tax of $15 per ton of carbon dioxide in 2019, increasing $10 each year, rising to nearly $100 per ton by 2030.
The legislation distributes all of the proceeds from the tax as a flat monthly rebate to American households.
This tax – like any other tax – would inevitably crush businesses and cost much more than just the actual amount of the tax.
It would add to the bloated bureaucracy and end up driving energy prices higher for Americans.
By introducing the Carbon Tax, Flake is taking his cues from Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Ocasio-Cortez is peddling her so-called “Green New Deal.”
Her plan reads as a list of wants and there are no solid cost estimates or implementation plans.
Flake’s Carbon Tax could be the first step toward government command over the energy sector.