Scalise resolution slams Obama plan to implement ‘job-killing’ carbon tax

U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) chastised the Obama administration late last week through a resolution condemning plans to implement a federal tax on carbon dioxide released from burning fossil fuels.

Scalise said such action would be a “severe detriment to America’s economy and job creation.”

Scalise also said a national energy tax would force Americans to pay higher prices for goods and services, resulting in higher electricity bills, higher prices at the gas pump and fewer jobs for those working.

“Our nation has had more than enough of the job-killing regulations coming from the Obama administration, and the last thing we need is yet another tax burden that weakens America’s economy,” Scalise said. “This resolution puts Congress on record, declaring that a carbon tax would be the equivalent of a nail in the coffin to a struggling American economy. Implementation of a carbon tax would provide further evidence that President Obama is pursuing his job-killing global-warming agenda at any cost, and the people’s House will not stand for his radical scheme.”