There is a very strong opposition to the bill with conservatives who believe that this tax would raise the price of all goods and services and end up devastating the economy, among other things. Many senators and representatives in our government have been sponsored by big business in their campaign financing. This can make it hard to not be unbiased or bipartisan with their decisions regarding new legislation that could hurt big business.
In my opinion, we as a nation are long past due to jump on the climate change bandwagon. We have been talking about environmental protection and global warming for generations but have completely failed at passing and implementing any sort of legislation to combat this problem. I am fully supportive of this bill despite what may happen to the economy or my energy bill. The carbon tax would force people and industry to reevaluate how much energy they use and hopefully change our greedy, consumer driven lifestyles.