White House does not rule out carbon tax despite Manchin comment

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By Timothy Gardner, Trevor Hunnicutt and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The White House on Tuesday said it had not taken a carbon tax off the table as a possible option for fighting climate change, but U.S. Senator Joe Manchin said he was not discussing the topic in talks about U.S. spending and infrastructure bills. “I’m not taking any options on or off the table,” White House spokesperson Jen Psaki told a briefing when asked about a carbon tax. Psaki said President Joe Biden believed it was possible to design a carbon tax that would not violate his pledge not to raise taxes on people makin…

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