Skip to comments.Plan Uses Taxes to Fight Climate Change
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.
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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.
I’m shocked! I would have never soon that one coming!
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.
I never have found a tax demoncraps didn’t like
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.
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.
New!!: Dr. John Ray's
Ping me if you find one I've missed.
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.
Dumbocrats keep giving these gifts to Republicans...
Too bad they don’t have the gonads to use them.
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.
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.
How does this mental midget keep getting elected? Fifty two years??? Come on!
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.
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.
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.
Duh! That's what all this hyseria has been about all along.
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.
There ain’t enough taxes in the world, even on an international scale, to deal with global warming resulting from solar/planetary effects.
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.
People need to write their Congressmen and demand no new taxes. It worked with the immigration bill....we proved that. Close down the switchboard at the White House again. They haven’t even proven that there is Global Warming yet but they want to tax us on it. It’s not Global Warming....it’s the money they want.
I just emailed this article to everyone in my address book. So should every Freeper. Nothing pisses off peple more than high gas prices. They need to see the biggest cause of high prices. TAXES at every level of government being tacked on.
I'm baaaaaack!. >:-)
Only a corrupt and empty government would tell you it can control the weather.
I wouldn't. The government just needs to get out of the way, and keep the environ-nazis away too. The power companies, and power districts* will build the plants.
*Nebraska has no private power companies, but at one time they had nuclear plants at twoo different sites, and earlier had the first plant to pump nuclear generated power into the grid. That one has since been converted to fossile fuel, it was never designed for a long life.
Only a liberal would think you can cure (alleged) global warming by burning other people’s money.
One reason why the 17th Amendment should never have passed. In a world without the 17th, Senators appointed by poor and conservative states would oppose such dubious House shenanigans and, hopefully, stop them dead in their tracks.
They gonna’ try to pay off God?
As usual, the dingbat dems live up to their tax and spend reputations.
Send them this link too Global Warming Primer it is very instructive. From the National Center for Policy Analysis.
” Dealing with global warming will be painful, says one of the most powerful Democrats in Congress. “
So would a high hard one. But I am not signing up for either one. Help yourself, Dingell!
Translation...only you foul-smelling little tax-paying simpletons will suffer. We Elites are far too important to live by the rules we set for you.
"And I saw the boss come a-walkin' down along the factory line,
He said, "We all have to tighten up our belts."
But he didn't look any thinner than he did a year ago
And I wonder just how hungry that man felt.
He knows it ain't too hard to get along with somebody else's troubles,
They don't make you lose any sleep at night.
Just as long as fate is out there burstin'somebody' else's bubbles.
Everything is gonna be alright.
Bear in mind that he represents a big auto-making region and really doesn't want to see the golden goose slain on the altar of global warming.
52 years?!?! Another example of desperately needed term limits.
8 for presidents, 12-18 for senators, 12-18 for congressmen. No pensions, no lifetime health insurance, no automatic or self-approved pay raises.
They can’t get income taxes raised, so they try to use the excuse that we have to DO SOMETHING for the environment. It’s the new century’s version of ‘for the children’.
No, HEARING about Glo-Bull warming, the invented false science that is really just Liberal politics dressed up in bogus technical sounding “reports”, is what is painful.
I swear the Glo-Bull warming zealots are kind of like the flagellants during the Black plague, except that it isn’t themselves that must experience the pair of self sacrifice, it is the “little people” who must be whipped and scarred. If only the little people will listen to and sacrifice as the enlightened zealots want, heaven itself will come to Earth under THEIR pious leadership.
But isn’t that always the way with Libs/Socialists/Communists? Their proscription's apply to everyone but themselves, naturally. They are much too important to give up their private jets, industrial sized mansions or Hummers. We just need to accept that some people are more equal than others, and enlightened Libs are more equal than anyone. They certainly do.
It’ll be just like Social Security, the bastards will steal every dime and leave IOUs for the next generation. Impeach Congress!
It must be the dingleberries in Michigan who elect him.
Democrats have never met a tax they didn’t like. The man isn’t fit to hold the office.
Nothing surprising here.
The “global warming” scam has always been about the money.
With socialist liberal Democrats, it’s ALWAYS about the money.
Al Gorp will finally get his BTU tax....
More likely, try to bribe Satan.
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