Policymakers should take action to raise revenues, promote energy conservation, and reduce climate change.
Carbon taxes or a cap-and-trade systems that would increase energy-related and other prices must include measures to compensate for regional differences in energy costs and
Motor fuel taxes should be indexed for inflation and increased as necessary to fund transportation infrastructure and services.
Excise taxes on individual commodities, such as tobacco or alcohol, should at least keep pace with inflation, such as by levying them on an ad valorem basis.
Any further efforts to address marriage penaltiesA circumstance in which
Federal legislation should provide a minimum level of consumer protections.
Congress should ensure that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Policymakers and financial institutions should protect consumers with diminished capacity and others who are at risk of financial exploitation.
Regulators should provide effective oversight of the financial industry and enhance consumer protection.
Laws and regulations should strengthen and enhance consumer protection.