The poor tend to be the source of their own pollution moreso than suffering other people's pollution.
Why is that relevant in any discussion about whether the rich should pay their fair share for the pollution they cause?
Also, in the US at least, the poor do not pay their medical bills.
Again, not relevant, unless you are arguing that welfare should pay the poor's medical bills and not those who injure the poor.
Yes, it will mean their electricity is turned off...
Or they spend the day at the mall or the library on hot days. Back in the first half of the 20th century before residential air conditioners, air conditioning was a big selling point for movie theaters.
...and their ability to own a car- the one sense of freedom they might have a connection with...
In your neighborhood, can you buy a gallon of milk without driving to the store in a car? Have you ever done so? If not, you are a slave to your car, not the other way around.
The soccer mom will make two and three trips instead of one round to get the gang to their sports, music, and such because that SUV is no longer within their price range to operate.
Why drive at all when you can bike everywhere? Oh that's right, because we've made the streets faster for cars and more dangerous for bicyclists, and pushed destinations farther apart and harder to get there by bicycle in order to make room for parking. We've taken away our freedom in order to give ourselves the perception of freedom. Isn't that ironic?
you don't care if the poor are poorer as long as you can make the rich less rich.. Do I have it summed up right?
I don't think paying the poor's medical bills and lost work days will make them poorer. Nor will keeping schoolchildren healthy and able to attend classes keep them from achieving their full potential.
The fact of the matter is that we do not have the capabilities to use wind and solar for our electrical demands and there isn't sufficient storage to compete with other methods. If we could, it would be online right now without governments mandating it.
Or it would be online right now if externalities and other market failures were corrected.