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Posted on 11/23/2012 1:47:11 PM PST by Graybeard58
With the result of the Nov. 6 election being what it was, it is pretty clear a cap-and-trade tax is just around the corner. The cap-and-trade tax is a tax on the production of carbon dioxide. This will affect primarily the energy-producing industries. They will, in turn, undoubtedly pass the tax down to the consumer. The price of electricity should skyrocket, and gasoline prices are estimated to increase by at least 20 cents a gallon. This will bring the United States in line with the rest of the world, which, obviously, the citizens of this country (well, at least half of them) want.
The previous attempt to pass a cap-and-trade tax failed, but emboldened by the outcome of the election, the government simply will get the Environmental Protection Agency to do the dirty deed, claiming it is needed to stop climate change. These are the same clear-thinking individuals who declared a few years back that atmospheric CO2 is a pollutant, evidently not knowing the level of CO2 in the atmosphere is critical, since it regulates the acidity of our blood. Change the acidity of our blood by just a small amount and we are cooked. I am sure you have heard of people who have panic attacks and are encouraged to breathe into paper bags. This raises the level of CO2 in their blood. Failure to do so evidently would cause them harm.
The human brain puts out about the same power as a 40-watt light bulb, not very bright. When I wrote my book on global warming, I entitled it "Global Warming for Dim Wits," because I knew I would not be bright enough to find an approach that would convince people CO2 cannot be responsible for climate change, and the public would not be bright enough to understand what I was trying to tell them. When I try to convince people that CO2 (man-made or otherwise) cannot cause significant global warming once its level reaches about 250 ppm in the atmosphere, all they tell me is that there is a consensus of scientists who believe otherwise.
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They don't want it either, there are just too stupid to realize what Obama really intends.
If the house lets the ball fall. A new party must be ready to replace the Republican Party.
“This will bring the United States in line with the rest of the world” as far as the financing of bigger and bigger government is concerned.
Before the big government advocates can be beaten back this time, I predict at least 20,000,000 deaths. It is not going to be pretty.
Carbon credit trading, carbon permits, carbon taxes, this is the reason Obama is president.
If you establish that the government has jurisdiction over carbon, you have given government a blank check for total power over everything. You have given the government a piece of everyone’s action in perpetuity, and you have created a legalized method of laundering money that can be turned on at will by anyone who is in the government’s good graces. Fall out of their good graces and suddenly the fraud is discovered and down you go. Toe the line and at least the men in suits have a firehose stream of money coming at them that won’t stop.
Trillions of dollars are at stake here, and unlimited power. If they can’t get it one way, they’ll get it another, and they’ll keep coming back until they do. It doesn’t matter that the global warming crowd was exposed as frauds already and everyone knows it; with that much money to be made the elites can be bought easily and will have no problem looking the other way. The only one who can’t look the other way is the citizen who will be managed like cattle and harvested like a garden.
Copy and paste skills lacking, I omitted the last word in the title, here it is:
Yep. It has absolutely nothing to do about warming, and everything to do about power, taxation and governance.
well, that will help depopulate the bureaucracy.
are you anticipating wmd’s or hand-to-hand combat, because 20 million is a large carbon footprint
And when you include the “smart” voters that were too principled to vote against barry, we get this crippling tax.
“Before the big government advocates can be beaten back this time, I predict at least 20,000,000 deaths.”
Can’t quite see how you’ll do that ...
Those are the 20,000,000 votes that Obama got that were dead ones voting. Do you kill dead voters with a silver stake? Will that stop them from voting in 2014?
Expensive energy = prosperity for the socialist ruling class and abject poverty for everyone else.
Its pretty clear that Barry and his unholy trio Mochelle, Valerie Jarrett and Katherine Sibelius dont really care about the unemployed or GDP. All they needed was it to limp along fast enough for them not to lose their jobs. There putting the pieces together....take over health care...gay marriage...tribalism...vilification of the white man....free abortion....wealth distribution.
Thats why all the left wing bloggers from Slate, to Andrew Sullivan to Thomas Friedman never talk about GDP getting worse ....they speak of improving economy. Instead they say that Obamas #1 priority should be cap and trade. If they can get that done they have it all. Energy. The life blood of the capitalistic system will be theirs to tax and control....and so will our lives.
Should I stop holding my breath for the tax break I was promised by Clinton from the big tobacco settlement?
What kind of success will cap and trade be?
We can put down those shovels?
The cap-and-trade tax is a tax on the production of carbon dioxide.
He told ‘em what he intended to do; but their ears were stopped up. The breakfast crowd of geezers we meet with periodically will be grousing like crazy, Democrats all, PROUD Democrats and Obama supporters one and all. I can hear it now - “Gas is SO high! My son got laid off! My daughter can’t find a job; she’s been looking for a year! Everything is SO high! The price on the breakfast buffet has gone up!! Our insurance is SO high; we never used to pay this much!”
There are plenty of non-geezers that are loyal dim lemmings that apparently refuse to see reality.
They will blame it on the eeeeevil rich corporations and George Bush. And maybe Karl Rove.
Look around you. Does the last election tell you anything about the value the majority of voters place on Freedom? I see few willing to take personal responsiblity and suffer the consequences for their actions or decisions. We are victims of our own success. A success that has sheltered us from pain that is necessary for a healthy society.
Global Warming isn’t the issue. Carbon is not the issue. It is never about the issue, it is only about power and control.
Its about eliminating the rural vote and herding us into socialist enclaves (cities). Making gas and electricity expensive negates the cheaper real estate of country living.
This is already happening here in SoCal, via the electricity company (SoCal Edison) and the water company (Golden State Water Co)— monthly bills are outrageous and climbing. Rate increases are requested virtually monthly and are granted via the rubber stmping CPUC which is part of the conspiracy designed to impoverish the middle class. All part of UN Agenda 21 which has been incorporated into state legislation here in California.
Cant have a gloBULL one world government with gun totting freedom nuts living out in the sticks.
Carbon: 6 protons, 6 neutrons and 6 electrons.
666 the number of the beast.
“If you establish that the government has jurisdiction over carbon, you have given government a blank check for total power over everything. “
Food, energy, housing, education, health care, and clothing. The necessities of 21st century life. Government has a stranglehold on education, is wrapping its arms around housing, and with Obamacare implemented in 2014 will have a lock on health care. The regulatory war on coal is having its desired result as the coal industry shuts down. Carbon taxes will give them control over the rest of the energy industry.
Oh Really? Such is the big government progressive mindset...
I was not aware we were a Democracy but rather a Republic; nor, that we elected an Emperor executive but rather an executive that comprises but one third of a LIMITED federal governmental authority.
Are they going to stop the tides with a regulation? Repeal the Law of Gravity?
Just as likely as stopping any climate change, and there hasn't been any "global warming" for over a decade.
All this solves is letting Algore and Soros cash in on the tons of wothless carbon credits they bought up, and it could bring them Trillion$ of Dollar$.
It's all about the money.
“plenty of non-geezers . . “
Oh, I know it. We have a few of those in our family; fortunately, we don’t have to be around them too much.
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