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Romney could support a carbon tax in the US

2 Sep 2012
Three of Mitt Romney's most visible economic advisers have expressed support for pricing carbon, leading some economists to believe that the Republican candidate is receiving climate advice as he faces criticism about his mysterious tax plan.

The trio comes with conservative credentials and is deployed to explain, and defend, Romney's ambitious proposals to overhaul the nation's maze of tax codes by cutting government collections from corporations and individuals. These advisers have also recommended in the past that pricing carbon is a smart way to help finance these types of tax cuts. Romney, in contrast, has provided little in the way of details about how his plan might be paid for.

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