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France Tells U.S. to Sign Climate Pacts or Face Tax
NY Times ^ | 2/1/07 | Katrin Bennhold

Posted on 02/01/2007 7:38:21 AM PST by LibWhacker

PARIS, Jan. 31 — President Jacques Chirac has demanded that the United States sign both the Kyoto climate protocol and a future agreement that will take effect when the Kyoto accord runs out in 2012.

He said that he welcomed last week’s State of the Union address in which President Bush described climate change as a “serious challenge” and acknowledged that a growing number of American politicians now favor emissions cuts.

But he warned that if the United States did not sign the agreements, a carbon tax across Europe on imports from nations that have not signed the Kyoto treaty could be imposed to try to force compliance. The European Union is the largest export market for American goods.

“A carbon tax is inevitable,” Mr. Chirac said. “If it is European, and I believe it will be European, then it will all the same have a certain influence because it means that all the countries that do not accept the minimum obligations will be obliged to pay.”

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1 posted on 02/01/2007 7:38:24 AM PST by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker
Please talk to our new ambassador:
2 posted on 02/01/2007 7:39:52 AM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: LibWhacker

F.U. you commie rat.


3 posted on 02/01/2007 7:41:17 AM PST by pissant
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To: LibWhacker
Ah, I see (f)rance still believes everything can be solved with a tax.
4 posted on 02/01/2007 7:41:46 AM PST by PeteB570 (Guns, what real men want for Christmas)
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To: LibWhacker
The European Union is the largest export market for American goods.

And what about their goods? Turnabout is fair play..........

5 posted on 02/01/2007 7:42:18 AM PST by Red Badger (Rachel Carson is responsible for more deaths than Adolf Hitler...............)
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To: pissant

Bon chance


6 posted on 02/01/2007 7:42:31 AM PST by Patrick1
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To: pissant

"F.U. you commie rat."

My thoughts exactly!


7 posted on 02/01/2007 7:42:53 AM PST by Arpege92 (If you don't stand behind our troops...please feel free to stand in front of them!)
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To: LibWhacker
Hey France! What are you going to do? Surrender?


8 posted on 02/01/2007 7:42:57 AM PST by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: LibWhacker
...a carbon tax across Europe on imports from nations that have not signed the Kyoto treaty could be imposed to try to force compliance.

I propose a 'bailing your ass out of two wars tax' on any European country that considers charging the U.S. a carbon tax.

9 posted on 02/01/2007 7:43:31 AM PST by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: LibWhacker

Well, then we just just slap an extra $5/bottle tax on French wine.


10 posted on 02/01/2007 7:43:36 AM PST by Steve_Seattle
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To: LibWhacker

boycott french products..simple


11 posted on 02/01/2007 7:43:58 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: darkwing104

This is laughable. Not even the Canuks are following through with Kyoto.


12 posted on 02/01/2007 7:44:20 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: LibWhacker

France. Just when you think they've reached the absolute limit, they break into a whole new level of sustained ass-hattery.


13 posted on 02/01/2007 7:44:43 AM PST by agere_contra
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To: LibWhacker

Ug.....THIS a$$hole? Again?


14 posted on 02/01/2007 7:45:01 AM PST by Psycho_Bunny
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To: Steve_Seattle

Make it fair.. $15 extra.


15 posted on 02/01/2007 7:45:14 AM PST by Darksheare (Hey, you're curious reader #[an error occurred while processing this directive] to reach the end.)
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To: LibWhacker

Euros love taxes and high prices. On her way back from Italy last year, my daughter and her friend each had a small salad and one drink at the British airport (I forget which one). The tab was $50.


16 posted on 02/01/2007 7:45:25 AM PST by Steve_Seattle
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To: LibWhacker
We had better do it...

Europe has a MONSTER!!!


17 posted on 02/01/2007 7:45:36 AM PST by Dallas59 (HAPPY NEW YEAR 2007!)
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To: Patrick1

Gros chance.


18 posted on 02/01/2007 7:45:50 AM PST by AU72
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To: LibWhacker

You and what army, Pierre?


19 posted on 02/01/2007 7:45:51 AM PST by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Championship U)
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To: LibWhacker

WWII tax.. $1,000.00 per euroweenie alive today.
If it weren't for the US saving their asses, they wouldn't be alive today.





Problem solved.


20 posted on 02/01/2007 7:46:34 AM PST by pipecorp ( Al Lahsucks boat steersman hell)
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To: LibWhacker

Did England continue to collect taxes from us after 1776?


21 posted on 02/01/2007 7:46:51 AM PST by DungeonMaster (Acts 17:11 also known as sola scriptura.)
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To: LibWhacker

I wonder if "le Slapdique" is suggesting an imposition of this tax on China?


22 posted on 02/01/2007 7:50:11 AM PST by Natural Law
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To: Doogle
boycott french products..simple

Buying French is sooooooo yesterday. Who buys from France these days?

I'd love to see a huge boycott of Citgo gasoline, though. That would be extremely productive.

23 posted on 02/01/2007 7:50:17 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal.")
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To: LibWhacker

Chirac addresses French reporters

24 posted on 02/01/2007 7:51:01 AM PST by pabianice
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To: LibWhacker

Jacque old buddy, last time I checked, France has not paid back the trillions in war debts you owe the U.S. from pulling the froggie fat a**s out of the hands of the Germans. Go take a flying leap.....


25 posted on 02/01/2007 7:51:38 AM PST by AxelPaulsenJr (Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.)
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To: LibWhacker

What is the Kyoto Treaty, if not a tax? Six of one, a half dozen of the other.


26 posted on 02/01/2007 7:51:43 AM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: ConservaTexan

They owe us a ton of money for rebuilding their asses after WW II.


27 posted on 02/01/2007 7:52:15 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: AxelPaulsenJr

Dear Adolph, give us the Jews and you can keep France.

FDR


28 posted on 02/01/2007 7:53:10 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: LibWhacker

When Airbus comes out with an all-electric passenger plane, I'll listen to what France has to say about "carbon".


29 posted on 02/01/2007 7:54:00 AM PST by SlowBoat407 (A living insult to islam since 1959)
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To: LibWhacker; girlangler; george76; billhilly; DaveLoneRanger

Go right ahead France.... Just curious, anyone happen to know their current unemployment rates? :-)


30 posted on 02/01/2007 7:54:57 AM PST by proud_yank (Socialism - An Answer In Search Of A Question For Over 100 Years)
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To: massgopguy

Amen to that!


31 posted on 02/01/2007 7:55:00 AM PST by AxelPaulsenJr (Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.)
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To: concerned about politics
Who buys from France these days?

True. I don't seem to remember there ever being a waiting list to purchas the Le Car.

32 posted on 02/01/2007 7:55:54 AM PST by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: LibWhacker

"Millions for defense, but not one cent for tribute."
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney


33 posted on 02/01/2007 7:56:16 AM PST by sono (There are only two exit strategies - One is victory, the other defeat - Joe Lieberman)
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To: mainepatsfan

Well, I'm back. Jacks gonna have to come up with a very special treat for this skunk! The bag and gunshots to the kneecaps isn't enough!


34 posted on 02/01/2007 7:56:33 AM PST by dforest (Liberals love crisis, create crisis and then dwell on them.)
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To: LibWhacker
"I don't think so, Tim."


35 posted on 02/01/2007 7:57:17 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: RegulatorCountry
What is the Kyoto Treaty

It's anti-capitalist propaganda. If France is going to be poor and miserable because of it's socialist policies, everyone has to be poor and miserable because of Frances policies.

36 posted on 02/01/2007 7:57:41 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal.")
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To: LibWhacker
Swell. Grey Goose vodka is the only French consummable I knowingly buy; the current bottle will be the last....
37 posted on 02/01/2007 7:58:36 AM PST by GoldCountryRedneck ("Idiocy - Never under estimate the power of stupid people in large numbers" - despair.com)
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To: proud_yank
Go right ahead France.... Just curious, anyone happen to know their current unemployment rates? :-)

11%, but it's improving. Damn communists know how to run an economy...into the crapper.

38 posted on 02/01/2007 7:58:50 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages - In Honor of Standing Wolf)
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To: LibWhacker

39 posted on 02/01/2007 7:59:50 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: mainepatsfan

I know he is an actor.
I know it is a role in a TV show.
But that doesn't lessen my wish for someone with some balls to be appointed to major positions around the world who can tell France and others to get their own back steps swept before they complain about others.


40 posted on 02/01/2007 7:59:59 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: LibWhacker
a carbon tax across Europe on imports from nations that have not signed the Kyoto treaty could be imposed to try to force compliance

Back Door Communism never felt so good.

41 posted on 02/01/2007 8:00:03 AM PST by x_plus_one (As long as we pretend to not be fighting we can't pretend to win.)
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To: indylindy
French terrorists wouldn't make for a very exciting season.
42 posted on 02/01/2007 8:00:41 AM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: LibWhacker
In other news....

French Health Minister Looking to Allow Naps on the Job
43 posted on 02/01/2007 8:01:29 AM PST by proud_yank (Socialism - An Answer In Search Of A Question For Over 100 Years)
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To: LibWhacker
France Tells U.S. to Sign Climate Pacts or Face Tax

U.S. Tells France to F Off or STFU

44 posted on 02/01/2007 8:01:29 AM PST by RockinRight (What I want in '08: Gingrich's politics, Reagan's appeal, and Tancredo's immigration stance.)
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To: Steve_Seattle

Well, then we just just slap an extra $5/bottle tax on French wine."

Forget a tax- France and all of Europe perceive that all Americans are very rich.

Just refuse all imports of Frence wine, and any other country that gets on this bandwagon.
There is plenty of good wime produced here in America.


45 posted on 02/01/2007 8:01:31 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: Lancey Howard

Yeah I don't recall any payment from them seeing how we evicted Herr Hitler from their country.


46 posted on 02/01/2007 8:03:31 AM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: LibWhacker
Remind me again...which nation is primarily responsible for the imminent deployment of the biggest flying gas-hog on the planet???


47 posted on 02/01/2007 8:03:44 AM PST by Paul Ross (Ronald Reagan-1987:"We are always willing to be trade partners but never trade patsies.")
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To: LibWhacker

You slimy scumbag! Only wine and queers come from France, since you don't look like a bottle of wine to me that narrows it down a bit doesn't it!

48 posted on 02/01/2007 8:03:52 AM PST by word_warrior_bob (You can now see my amazing doggie and new puppy on my homepage!! Come say hello to Jake & Sonny)
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To: ridesthemiles

Someone needs to let them in on the secret that they're no longer a super power.


49 posted on 02/01/2007 8:04:22 AM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: LibWhacker
F*ck Chirac! France has NO business forcing Americans to pay any kind of taxes. France, keep your smelly snout out of our affairs! NO!!!

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

50 posted on 02/01/2007 8:04:35 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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