The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

What Is a Carbon Tax?

Dec 21, 2009

Another proposal to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming is the carbon tax. It’s a tax applied whenever fossil fuels are burned to produce a product or service. That is, it’s a tax on almost everything.

It won’t reduce global warming. But it will use global warming as an excuse to impose higher taxes on everything we consume.