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Argument: A carbon tax helps symbolize political will to fight global warming

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-*[[Debate:Carbon Emissions, Market vs. Regulatory Approaches]]+*[[Debate: Carbon tax]]
 +*[[Debate: Cap-and-trade versus carbon tax]]
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-==Expanded argument==+[http://www.commondreams.org/views06/1223-25.htm Katherine Ellison. "Global Warming-era Parenthood". Los Angeles Times. 23 Dec. 2006]: "What our kids need to know most is that adults are acting like grown-ups… If we want to show our kids we mean business about global warming, let’s start by ponying up for a carbon tax. Let our children watch us demand this from Washington with the courage and force of the civil rights movement."
-Taxes are usually only passed for things that are highly important to a state because they are unpopular (they take money from citizens). Is global warming a serious problem and important to solve? Yes. It, therefore, warrants a tax. In creating a carbon tax, a government will send a clear message to the public that it is serious about solving the problem of global warming, and that all citizens must participate in the solution. This symbolic message may go a long way in causing changes in individual behavior, such as the decision to turn off lights when they are not in use.+
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-[http://www.commondreams.org/views06/1223-25.htm Katherine Ellison, "Global Warming-era Parenthood", Los Angeles Times, Dec. 23, 2006] - "What our kids need to know most is that adults are acting like grown-ups… If we want to show our kids we mean business about global warming, let’s start by ponying up for a carbon tax. Let our children watch us demand this from Washington with the courage and force of the civil rights movement."+

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Katherine Ellison. "Global Warming-era Parenthood". Los Angeles Times. 23 Dec. 2006: "What our kids need to know most is that adults are acting like grown-ups… If we want to show our kids we mean business about global warming, let’s start by ponying up for a carbon tax. Let our children watch us demand this from Washington with the courage and force of the civil rights movement."

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