BILL HAMMONS FOR UNITED STATES SENATE AND COLORADO
CPR VOTER GUIDE: CLIMATE CHANGE
Do you support the Paris climate change deal that the U.S. agreed to in 2015? Why or why not?
Answer: Yes, though such international agreements are akin to corralling cats; the United States should lead the way on controlling climate change in exactly the same manner it has led the way through the later stages of the Industrial Revolution and into the Post-Industrial Age: unilaterally and with appropriate impatience. Carbon taxes should at least partly replace the Federal income tax, with excess revenues returned to taxpayers as regular rebates to help offset the disproportionate impact and also to reward individual conservation; those taxes should be matched with carbon tariffs directly baked into any new trade agreements and perhaps shoehorned into existing ones; such tariffs will force overseas manufacturers to immediately emit less carbon emissions or perish; the net result of such measures will be to launch the world as a whole into the Post-Carbon Age, no Parisian gabfests necessary.
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