Births, deaths and taxes.
Three things I was told you can be sure of in life.
Of the three, only one could be described as even vaguely positive, so when someone pops up to recommend an increase in taxes, well, they are not going to be popular.
But what if it is argued that these taxes could decrease our carbon emissions, thus aiding our environment? Would we agree? Would only the staunch dark greenies agree, or would we all be up in arms screaming that we cannot pay any more for our energy as we can't blinkin' afford it in the first place?
Would people be afraid to keep themselves warm in the winter for the fear of the letter plopping through the door with too many noughts to be funny?
But on the flipside, would we have increased renewable energy development and a strengthening of the whole green energy market through larger consumer support and increased tax breaks and government grants?
A very large argument with many different points. Read a little more about it here.