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Plan Uses Taxes to Fight Climate Change
The Washington Post ^ | September 26, 2007 | H. JOSEF HEBERT

Posted on 09/26/2007 5:18:12 PM PDT by magellan

WASHINGTON -- Dealing with global warming will be painful, says one of the most powerful Democrats in Congress. To back up his claim he is proposing a recipe many people won't like a 50-cent gasoline tax, a carbon tax and scaling back tax breaks for some home owners.

"I'm trying to have everybody understand that this is going to cost and that it's going to have a measure of pain that you're not going to like," Rep. John Dingell, who is marking his 52nd year in Congress, said Wednesday in an interview with The Associated Press.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: agw; climatechange; democrats; dingell; duplicatetopic; globalwarming; greed
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Note there is no plan to use the taxes to fix the environment, it is simply a plan to punish people.

If the theory is a $0.50 gas tax would reduce consumption, what does Dingell think a doubling of gas prices of the last few years have done?

If Dingellberry's proposal used the taxes to fund nuclear power plants, I might feel differently.

1 posted on 09/26/2007 5:18:17 PM PDT by magellan
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To: magellan

I’m shocked! I would have never soon that one coming!


2 posted on 09/26/2007 5:19:00 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: magellan

So they went from talking about tax CUTS a year a go (so they could win the 2006 elections) to talking tax HIKES. I guess I am surprised they lasted this long.


3 posted on 09/26/2007 5:19:41 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (http://www.vetsforfreedom.org/)
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To: magellan

I never have found a tax demoncraps didn’t like


4 posted on 09/26/2007 5:20:58 PM PDT by EndWelfareToday (Live free and keep what you earn. - Tancredo or Hunter '08)
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To: EndWelfareToday

These maroons suck. Taxes, taxes, taxes, taxes. Just tax my taxes. Tax me when I take a John (IWIVN) Kerry in my water wasting toilet.


5 posted on 09/26/2007 5:23:27 PM PDT by shankbear (Al-Qaeda grew while Monica blew)
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To: magellan
Image hosted by Photobucket.com do I really have to say it???

6 posted on 09/26/2007 5:23:31 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist)
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To: magellan

I’m rapidly coming to my own conclusions about global warming. Sure enough, just in time to see proposed taxes from democrats over the issue.


7 posted on 09/26/2007 5:23:59 PM PDT by Kevmo (We should withdraw from Iraq via Tehran. And Duncan Hunter is just the man to get that job done.)
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8 posted on 09/26/2007 5:25:18 PM PDT by xcamel (FDT/2008)
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To: magellan

The Dems really ought to let everyone know that they want to raise gas taxes 50 cents a gallon and take away tax breaks for homeowners. The voters should be very happy to hear that.


9 posted on 09/26/2007 5:26:15 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: magellan

Dumbocrats keep giving these gifts to Republicans...

Too bad they don’t have the gonads to use them.


10 posted on 09/26/2007 5:27:09 PM PDT by rottndog (Government is a necessary evil, but as with all evils, the less of it the better.)
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To: magellan
Besides the fact that this pol wants to increase taxes to 'fix' something that has not even been proven to exist (human caused global warming), it is yet more proof that the mental midgets we call politicians have only one solution for everything: raise taxes..

They already take 3,000,000,000,000 dollars a year from us. But, not enough. They want it all and if that means fabricating stories to get it, no problem. After all, they are politicians.

11 posted on 09/26/2007 5:27:20 PM PDT by technomage (The true Conservative politician will beat a Demotraitor every time.)
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To: magellan

many people won’t like a 50-cent gasoline tax, a carbon tax and scaling back tax breaks for some home owners.

remember Tsongas??? Rush called him...”TAXonGAS”

well His wife ( Like Hillary) is trying to ride in on Her Husband”s Political coattails.. now a new “TAXONGAS”
vote Democrat and put a lit match to your money.


12 posted on 09/26/2007 5:29:03 PM PDT by LtKerst (Lt Kerst)
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To: magellan

How does this mental midget keep getting elected? Fifty two years??? Come on!


13 posted on 09/26/2007 5:29:12 PM PDT by TenthAmendmentChampion (Global warming is to Revelations as the theory of evolution is to Genesis.)
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To: magellan

The more they tax you, the more control they have over you. They don’t need a reason for the tax.........just take it. Our government is in the taking mood and we have too much freedom for them. The people of this country need to take control back. This is our country, not theirs.


14 posted on 09/26/2007 5:30:04 PM PDT by RC2
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To: magellan

We have to got to stop paying for this enslavement for our own good. Solving problems by taxing people is not going to solve anything.


15 posted on 09/26/2007 5:31:21 PM PDT by Normal4me
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To: magellan

Aww, come on, this is the same methodology that has been used on cigarette prices for a number of years by the many states. Raise the taxes, people gripe, they don’t get up in arms...

Oh, wait, that’s right, these morons are targetting the largest group of voters out there. Then again, if Bush signs it, it becomes a Republican raise.


16 posted on 09/26/2007 5:32:03 PM PDT by kingu (No, I don't use sarcasm tags - it confuses people.)
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To: magellan
"Plan Uses Taxes to Fight Climate Change"

Duh! That's what all this hyseria has been about all along.

17 posted on 09/26/2007 5:32:53 PM PDT by elkfersupper
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To: magellan

It’s climate change. Not global warming.

Unless the earth remains perfectly stable in temperature (which it never has) we will be punished for our energy-using sins.

This climate change garbage has little to do with weather and much to do with power and control.


18 posted on 09/26/2007 5:33:07 PM PDT by Rocky (Dan Rather and the NYT: Fake but accurate)
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To: magellan

There ain’t enough taxes in the world, even on an international scale, to deal with global warming resulting from solar/planetary effects.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2007/02/070228-mars-warming.html


19 posted on 09/26/2007 5:34:24 PM PDT by CanaGuy (Canada the Great)
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Rep. John Dingell, who is marking his 52nd year in Congress

I call again for all politicians to let us know exactly what prescription drugs they are on.

Is it not interesting that a large segment of the senior population in this country have problems with dementia, forgetfullness, their minds slowing down, but no one in congress!!

Is it not interesting that the vast majority of seniors in this country are on multiple prescriptions, and many of these prescriptions have side effects that alter brain function for the worse, but no one in congress!!

It is time for the peeples to know what prescriptions all politicians are on. We need to know if they are using prescriptions that are altering their decision making processes. If a politician that can decide law, that can confiscate my money, that can make decisions of life and death is taking a prescription that alters brain function, we the peeples should know about it!

And yes, I am talking only about legal drugs here.

20 posted on 09/26/2007 5:36:37 PM PDT by technomage (The true Conservative politician will beat a Demotraitor every time.)
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