A tax on carbon is a tax on everything.
Why the exaggeration?
The kinds of carbon tax proposed is a tax on the release of carbon that has been locked in the Earth for millions of years, not all carbon emissions. It is only emissions of old carbon that are of concern.
Furthermore a tax on carbon does not affect all things equally. The tax would for example make bottled water shipped from the other side of the world more many times more than tap water, which would hardly be affected at all. It means that food trucked from hundreds of kilometers away will no longer be competitive with food grown by local farmers or your backyard.
You might complain about ordering books on Amazon, but then doesn't it make more sense to get an electronic copy? And if you must have a hard copy, then would it not be better and cheaper to print it at a local printing service?
The tax does make some things expensive - things that involve long distances for example - but that is the point. As long as there are alternatives, then the tax encourages people to change their behaviour to use these cheaper alternatives.
Furthermore, these price changes are necessary. As we speak, local farmland is being built on by developers to make a buck at the expense of everyone living nearby who have to source their foods from further away. We have an economic system that encourages this wasteful behaviour.
Mind you, if the carbon tax replaces income tax. You will have on average more disposable income that cancels exactly the average prices rises from the carbon tax. And then if you change your behaviour you will save more money and save the environment at the same time.
Now wouldn't that be great?