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Marlo Lewis Carbon Taxes Heartland Climate Conference Updated 20141

Marlo Lewis Carbon Taxes Heartland Climate Conference Updated 20141

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Carbon Tax: A Conservative Idea Whose Time Has Come?
Marlo Lewis, Ph.D. Senior Fellow Competitive Enterprise Institute marlo.lewis@cei.org 202-331-2267
 
Self-Identified Conservatives Who Advocate Carbon Taxes
Irwin Stelzer, editor,
Weekly Standard
Bob Inglis, former GOP Congressman, South Carolina
George P. Shultz, Secy. of State, Reagan Administration, 1982-1989
Kevin Hassett, Director, Economic Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute
Arthur Laffer
, member of President Reagan’s Economic Policy Advisory
Board, 1981-1989
Gregory Mankiw, Chairman, CEA, Bush II Administration, 2003-2005
Douglas Holtz-Eakin, Senior Staff Economist, CEA, Bush I Administration, 1988-1989; Director, CBO, 2003-2005; senior economic policy advisor, John McCain presidential campaign, 2007-2008
R. Glenn Hubbard, Chairman, CEA, Bush II, 2001-2003
Eli Lehrer, President, R Street Institute
Andrew Moylan, Executive Director & Senior Fellow, R Street Institute
 
Their argument . . .
You can’t beat something with nothing.
 
Conservatives need a serious climate policy or we’ll become
politically irrelevant.
Conservatives complain about EPA regulations and high income tax
rates but have no “plan” to stop EPA or achieve real tax reform.
 
A carbon tax is the solution. It taxes ‘
bads
’ (emissions), not ‘goods’ (capital, labor). It doesn’t pick winners and losers but lets the free
market decide.
While making us credible on climate change, championing carbon taxes will give us leverage to rein in EPA and cut income, corporate, capital gains, and/or social security taxes.
This
ain’t
 pie-in-the-sky. British Columbia shows it can be done!

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