WASHINGTON – The Congressman of Florida Carlos Curbelo is not naïve
At a Washington appearance on Monday morning, he nodded his head The tax code, which he wants to introduce later in the day, had no chance to pass the Congress.
Curbelo, a Republican from the South Florida coastal region, suggested that the result was almost incidental, describing his legislation as an "opportunity to begin discussing climate change with those Republicans who might revisit their positions."  "You'll see more movement away from this reflex knee-jerk reaction," he told the National Press Club. "I'm encouraged by what I see, obviously we all want to accelerate this process, but we're definitely moving in the right direction."
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Curbelo says he will later introduce laws that will create $ 24 per tonne of carbon tax that would increase by 2 percent each year and replace the existing gasoline tax. Seventy percent of the revenue would go to the Federal Road Trust Fund and increase revenues for the reconstruction of the US infrastructure.
While Trump's government fosters skepticism about climate change, Curbelo has chosen a favorable moment for a carbon tax. Last week, the Republicans of the House of Representatives passed a resolution denouncing a carbon tax as a drain on the US economy – all but seven Republicans, including Curbelo, voted in favor.
According to an analysis by Columbia University's Center for Global Energy Policy, Curbelo's legislation would increase per capita energy costs between 5 and 10 percent in the next decade.
This is already drawing fire from conservative groups, such as Americans for tax reform, which headlines its website such as "Curbelos Carbon Tax Threats 300% IRS fines for" Anyone Who Does not Believe. "
What Curbelo hopes , is to turn over some moderate republicans, those who are concerned about climate change, but are unwilling to stop laws that they believe will undermine the US economy Legislation is a hodgepodge of ideas with something for everyone, seemingly set a moratorium on new greenhouse gas legislation, which would cut greenhouse gas emissions by 30 to 40 percent by 2030, and increase transport infrastructure financing by as much as $ 106 billion by 2030.
"There are political realities and we want laws introduce some of the most important political movements of the moment, "said Curbelo.