Social engineering through taxes. A rebate to who for what? Taxes to pay for the bureaucracy this creates. Taxes passed onto the consumer. Government never makes anything cheaper or cost effective. Business and capitalism are the only path for a cost effective solution.
When government said taxing cigarettes would raise money to offset healthcare cost I thought it was a good idea. Cigarette, alcohol, and now size of sodas. What I realize is taxes more often than not adversely impact individual freedom. Freedom to do things that are unhealthy in some fashion or another and waiting for someone else to decide you should stop or pay more.
Why are jobs shipped overseas? Fewer regulations, lower taxes, cheaper labor to name a few.
Carbon tax therefore gasoline tax. A person lives away from work because housing is cheaper. Now commutes and has to pay more for fuel. Let’s get an electric vehicle. What about the family trip? Let’s all pile into the Prius.
Carbon tax and social engineering usually impact the poor. The government decides who is poor and conversely rich. The government can tax society into the poor house and deficit spend future generations into the poor house.