02 Aug '11, 7pm

At @ClimateProgress Romm wonders if a carbon tax could emerge from the debt ceiling crisis. @bcmerchant isn't so sure.

Photo: thewritingzone , Flickr /CC BY-SA So, the Senate has just passed a plan that allows the government to raise the debt ceiling -- just in time to prevent the United States from careening into an unprecedented default scenario . Hooray! But it meant Democrats and a more-spineless-than-ever Obama caving in to conservative demands that we gut important social programs that lend aid to the nation's poor and middle class in a time of economic difficulty. Booooo. On top of all that, not a dime of increased revenues were acquired to help balance the deficit as part of the deal -- and economists warn that cutting spending in the midst of a recession could have disastrous consequences. So unless you're a wealthy "job creator", this "deal" is an exceedingly crappy one indeed. But some are cautiously arguing there could be a green silver lining: The obvious need for new federal ...

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