Truth #16: Taxpayer-Funded “Carbon Content” Labels
What the bill does: Authorizes $25 million of taxpayers’ money each year, for the next fifteen years, to establish a national product carbon disclosure program. The program may include a product carbon label disclosing the “carbon content” of the product being sold, to enable and encourage knowledge about “carbon content” by producers and consumers, and to inform of efforts to reduce emissions nationwide. (H.R. 2454, Sec. 274, page 573.)
What this means for Americans: At a time when the American people are concerned with keeping their jobs and paying their electric bills, Democrats in Washington are more concerned with carbon content labels. The Democrat energy plan imposes a national energy tax on families and businesses that will kill between 2.3 and 2.7 million jobs and force energy prices, in the president’s own words, to “necessarily skyrocket.”
NOTE: To see other truths about the Democrats’ plan for a national energy tax, click here.