Les démocrates introduisent une législation sur la taxe carbone massive

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It’s the “The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2018” and it will face an uphill battle even though the House has a majority of Democrats. The mere fact that it is being reintroduced again demonstrates the persistence of global warming activists. ? TN Editor

Democrat Florida Congressman Ted Deutch has introduced a carbon tax bill to impose a new national energy tax on the American people. The bill is a massive tax increase and would increase utility bills and the price of all products and services. In true politician-speak, Deutch has dubbed it “The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2018.”

Voters across the USA — even in blue areas — have toujours rejeté les taxes sur le carbone face à la question à l'urne. Voir la chronologie ici. On top of that, Paris is burning as hundreds of thousands of French citizens — oui même les français — protest that country’s own carbon taxes.

Malgré tout cela, le démocrate allemand just can’t take a hint. Let’s look at the details of Deutch’s horrible bill:

Impose une taxe nationale sur l'énergie massive et continuellement à la consommation, permettant aux politiciens de lever des taxes sans avoir à voter. Just like the French proposal that starts with a big tax that gets more oppressive with time, the bill imposes a $15 per ton carbon (energy) tax, increasing by $10 per year into the future. Within five years the tax would automatically rise to $55 per ton. For reference, the carbon tax facilement rejeté par les électeurs bleus de l’État de Washington en novembre a commencé à 15 dollars et a augmenté de 2 dollars par an. Deutch pense peut-être que les électeurs veulent juste être taxés à des taux encore plus élevés.

Pelle l'argent des contribuables dans un bac géant pour les bureaucrates de l'IRS, de l'EPA et du Département d'État. The IRS and EPA will develop a cozy relationship — and what’s not to love about that — to siphon funds from the vat of taxpayer funds for what the bill calls “Administrative Expenses” and “Other Administrative Expenses.” For reasons unclear, State Department bureaucrats will also have access to the vat of taxpayer funds. What could go wrong?

Donne de larges pouvoirs au chef de l'IRS pour trouver de nouveaux produits et lui donner le droit d'être taxé au carbone. The IRS is directed to work with the EPA in order to find more tax targets: “Any manufactured or agricultural product which the [Treasury] Secretary in consultation with the [EPA] Administrator determines” is a tax target. The newly-carbon-taxed items will be added to the long list already specified in the bill: Iron, steel, steel mill products including pipe and tube, aluminum, cement, glass, fiberglass, pulp, paper, chemicals, and industrial ceramics.

Donne de larges pouvoirs au chef de l’EPA. The bill gives czar-like powers to the EPA chief including the power to impose “monitoring, reporting, and record-keeping requirements” on Americans. The bill also gives the EPA chief power to conduct investigations and force “information collection.”

Establishes a creepy DC-based “Carbon Dividend Trust Fund” that seeks a backdoor two-child limit on families. The ?Carbon Dividend Trust Fund? leftovers will somehow be routed from DC on a per-person basis and households with more than two children are considered unworthy: The legislative language specifically imposes ?a limit of 2 children per household.?

Voici, directement du texte de la facture:

?A carbon dividend payment is one pro-rata share for each adult and half a pro-rata share for each child under 19 years old, avec une limite de 2 enfants par ménage, of amounts available for the month in the Carbon Dividend Trust Fund.?

Donne de larges pouvoirs au département du Trésor pour édicter encore plus de règles et de règlements. Le libellé de la facture indique:

“The Secretary shall promulgate rules, guidance, and regulations useful and necessary to implement the Carbon Dividend Trust Fund.”

Imposes income tax on the carbon tax “dividend.” Yes, the government fleeces the taxpayers and sends the carbon tax money to DC, where it is siphoned off by bureaucrats. Then a leftover “dividend” is supposedly sent out to the countryside where it is then subject to income tax! Here is the bill language:

 ?(D) FEE TREATMENT OF PAYMENTS. — Amounts paid under this subsection shall be includible in gross income.

A tax on a tax, which will likely increase the complexity of your annual tax filing. Here’s an idea — how about not taking the money from taxpayers in the first place?

Graisser les patins pour une taxe à la valeur ajoutée de style européen, une vache à lait pour les grands gouvernements en érigeant un schéma complexe d'ajustement à la frontière de la taxe sur le carbone.

Autorise les agents armés chargés de l'application de la taxe sur le carbone. The bill authorizes armed carbon tax enforcement agents to collect the new tax on energy used by Americans. As if customs enforcement doesn’t already have enough on its plate, the bill states:

?The revenues collected under this chapter may be used to supplement appropriations made available in fiscal years 2018 and thereafter –

 ?(1) to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, in such amounts as are necessary to administer the carbon border fee adjustment.?

Autorise certains échanges gouvernementaux d'informations de sécurité sociale. Le projet de loi dit:

?(B) COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY. — The Commissioner of Social Security shall, on written request, disclose to officers and employees of the Department of the Treasury individual identity information which has been disclosed to the Social Security Administration as is necessary to administer section 9512

Les Américains pour la réforme fiscale s'opposent au projet de loi. “The proposed carbon tax is a gas tax and a tax on your electric bill. Worse, it increases automatically year after year so the politicians can raise your taxes without ever having to vote,” a déclaré Grover Norquist, président d'Americans pour la réforme fiscale. “The tax will be hidden in the price of all goods and services. A hidden tax. A permanent tax. An uncontrolled tax that increases without end.”

The text of Democrat Deutch’s carbon tax bill can be found ici.

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