Someone else probably already figured this out but I just got it. The carbon cap and trade system has nothing to do with global warming. It’s another vehicle for transferring wealth from the evil business class to the downtrodden masses. That’s why Comrade Jugears wants to take the money made by the system and “give it back” to “taxpayers.” Well, actually to people who don’t pay taxes, but it sounds better this way. By “back to the taxpayers” he means “into the federal coffers,” where it will be added to the higher taxes collected from the wealthy and given to non-taxpayers. But this way, Jugears gets to look all green and stuff.