Barney Frank: GOP paid price for ‘abysmal stupidity’ on climate change - The Hill's E2-Wire
“Climate change — it brought on the endorsement of Mike Bloomberg, because one of the things the storm did was to bring climate change to the fore. So, to that extent, if Republicans got hurt because of the storm, it was because of the abysmal stupidity of their position denying climate change. And yes, so the storm did remind people how wrong they were,” Frank said on MSNBC in a Thursday night interview.GOP Sen.-elect Jeff Flake disavows carbon tax plan - The Hill's E2-Wire
Advocates of taxing carbon emissions shouldn’t look to Sen.-elect Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) as an ally, despite the congressman’s past introduction of carbon tax legislation...White House says Obama is not planning a carbon tax proposal - The Hill's E2-Wire
“He has no plans to reintroduce it or support it as part of a tax reform package,” said spokeswoman Genevieve Rozansky.
President Obama has no plans to propose a tax on carbon emissions, a White House official said.DRIESSEN: The coming environmental battlegrounds - Washington Times
“The Administration has not proposed nor is planning to propose a carbon tax,” the official said.
When American voters re-elected President Obama, they also returned his Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Interior and Energy departments and wide-ranging agenda for “fundamentally transforming” our nation.Where Now for Energy? | Power Line
Keep in mind that expanded energy production is one painless route to higher federal revenues, and therefore a sweet spot in the budget cage match between the two parties.