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Posted on 11/23/2012 10:58:46 AM PST by Sub-Driver
Former Obama Chief Economist: Let's Tax Carbon and Snacks
by Ben Shapiro 23 Nov 2012, 10:29 AM PDT 1 post a comment Always looking for new ways to slice its pound of flesh from American business, Obama allies are suggesting improvisational taxes. Give them points for creativity. Former Obama chief economist Larry Summers said that carbon taxes and taxing fatty foods should be on the table, but only once economic stasis has been reached. Of course, this begs the question of why we should ever tax products if we know those taxes will harm the economy, but thats a question the left never feels the need to answer. Said Summers:
Its immensely important that the U.S. not fall off the fiscal cliff Why arent we talking more about raising taxes on carbon and energy?
The purpose of such taxes, said Summers, would be corrective, designed to prevent events like Hurricane Sandy.
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Hey! Whatever it takes for the commie piggies to steal more of our money. Why not tax shoes too! Everybody wears shoes! What’s in YOUR wallet?
Just what is "Economic Stasis"? Does that mean the country is stopped dead in its tracks and is dying of malnutrition? Economic stasis is exactly what they have in such workers paradises' as Cuba, Venezuela, California, Detroit and pretty soon Chicago.
Let’s tax politicans. Say, $10/word for each regulation enacted, and $10/word for each law passed plus $100k/law and $100k/law refund for every law revoked. A fee of 100k per elected term, doubled for every re-election - cummulative regardless of where it is a new elected position or the same one. Each year, a renewal tax is levied of $1/word for every law and $1/word for every regulation still in effect. If the politican cannot pay, he is jailed in maximum security prision for the duration of his term.
That's right with enough taxation we'll never have hurricanes, tornadoes, floods or any other adverse weather again.
Eff this dumba..
Hey, taxing snacks is a good idea. I’m guessing Obama voters are the ones consuming most of the junk food snacks. Perhaps this will awaken them.
Yes, and let’s tax homosexuals to pay for health care and research. Immigrants to pay for deportations and border security. Drug users to pay for law enforcement. Muslims for Homeland Security. Hollywood and athletes to pay for stadiums and arenas.
Since we’re spreading stupid around why not do a TV series about a serial killer that only kills stupid politicians? He would never run out of victims so the series would last forever...
The scumbag Democrats are relentless in their efforts to confiscate more and more money (and liberty) from America’s working producers so they always have more than enough to buy the votes of their party’s growing base of moochers.
Let's tax Isflamist fat wads.
Fat Larry would have has one of the highest tax rates in the country.
Let’s tax fat people with big mouths.
I was in East Berlin when the Curtain was still up, and that is exactly what they did...
Wow, count me in. Trillions of dollars in new taxes is a small price to pay to live in the Garden of Eden. Just imagine, a balmy 72 degrees year round regardless of latitude, occasional gentle spring showers, and young lasses cavorting in the meadows. If only I’d known the key to Eden was more taxes, I would have been sending them more money my entire life. Are you with me?
I would like to buy a ticket to book passage on Titanic II for this assclown.
Whenever one of these birds proposes yet another tax, we should counter by calling for the creation of a Democrat tax.
1) It would apply only to registered Democrats, which makes sense, as they are the ones always bleating for more spending.
2) It should have no exemptions or “loopholes”, so all Democrats would have to pay, whether they were wealthy bankers or on welfare.
3) It should be a very progressive tax, so that Democrats who earn more than $100,000 should be in the 70% bracket, those earning more than $200,000 should be in the 80% bracket, and those earning more than $250,000 should be in the 90% bracket.
4) It should apply to all earnings of Democrats, should include capital gains on their earnings, a value added tax on their earnings, a carbon and green tax, inheritance and estate tax. And if none of those apply, then an alternative minimum tax.
I happened to see a YT vid made by a college girl from NJ where she was driving thru the Sandy damage and doing commentary. She said "we have to stop global warming, we learned in high school that this was going to happen."
There's a LOT of work to do....
I think he meant "coercive."