What carbon would you like to tax?
All fossil carbon.
The electricity people use? Or just some portion based on percentage of generation?
Only the part that comes from fossil carbon.
Or do you include everyone with wood-burning fireplaces? Do you buy wood pellet stoves for everyone?
No. Whether they are allowed is a separate issue.
More for coal? Less for nuclear?
More tax on coal and less tax on nuclear, yes.
Who is poor? What about the middle class - sounds like AGAIN they get to pay the VAST MAJORITY, when they have already been squeezed and squeezed and have lost the value of their wages for 40 YEARS and now you want to take MORE?? Not only that, you want them to pay more for power AND more for power for the POOR that they are already helping support???
The middle class should, on average, break even. We need to discourage the use of fossil carbon while doing as little harm to the economy as possible. Cap-and-trade is worse.