OPINION: The handouts and cronyism behind bipartisan cap-and-trade deal

California has collected $3.4 billion from cap-and-trade since 2012, and by reauthorizing cap-and-trade until 2030, the state might collect $2 billion per year in new gas taxes. Politicians all over California are supporting cap-and-trade because they have been promised a piece of the pie. Critics like Shawn Lewis, from the California National Federation of Independent Businesses, believe that Californian politicians are alienating small businesses and working families.

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