Carbon Tax Lover Jay Inslee Ranked “Best” By Greenpeace

Carbon Tax Lover Jay Inslee Ranked “Best” By Greenpeace

May 31, 2019

If you love wanting to impose regressive carbon taxes on vulnerable families, then Greenpeace will love you back.

That’s the message from the eco-extremist group, after they announced their 2020 scorecard ranking Washington Governor and 2020 presidential candidate Jay Inslee the “best” candidate for the eco-left. They gave Inslee their highest score, an A-.

Greenpeace says Inslee “has laid out the most detailed plan of any candidate so far that’s right in line with a Green New Deal, and championed bold action as governor of Washington state.”

“Bold action” is one way to describe the devastating tax hikes Jay Inslee tried – and failed – to impose on the people of his state.

Inslee made forcing through a carbon tax on the people of Washington his signature issue, and he failed miserably. In both 2016 and 2018, voters rose up to defeat his carbon tax initiatives, despite millions in funding from eco-activist billionaires like Tom Steyer and Michael Bloomberg. Washington residents correctly understood Inslee’s tax hike plan to be an assault on their pocketbooks, as the taxes would have hit low-income families the hardest.

But Inslee wasn’t done. When voters rejected his extreme plans, he went behind their backs.

Earlier this month, Inslee signed a law requiring his state to move to 100 percent clean energy. Mandating renewable energy forces utilities to use more expensive energy, and they pass that cost on to consumers. It’s a tax by another name.

In fact, the Heritage Foundation explains that energy mandates threaten to double electric bills. That hurts low-income families the most, who spend a disproportionate amount of their income on energy.

Jay Inslee isn’t the only 2020 candidate with a disastrous record on energy issues. Read Power The Future’s 2020 Energy Accountability Scorecard and find out where Inslee and the rest of the field stands.

You might be surprised at how much the eco-left has influenced the 2020 candidates.