Get ready, you’re going to hear that question a lot from the Republicans in coming years. Just keep this in mind:
The fossil fuel lobby has actively worked in many countries to protect their subsidies and avoid the imposition of carbon taxes. Doing so protects their profits.
US spent on these subsidies in 2015 is more than the country’s defense budget and 10 times the federal spending for education
Funny how cutting oil subsidies and defense never end up on the chopping block.