Skip to comments.Barbara Boxer sees carbon tax in the mix ('Sandy' will be catalyst for O's climate change action)
Posted on 01/22/2013 1:34:53 PM PST by NormsRevenge
Sen. Barbara Boxer said she had a one word answer for why President Obama promised to act on climate change in his second inaugural address: Sandy.
Boxer called Hurricane Sandy a turning point in public opinion on global warming, and said Washington will act to curb CO2 emissions not via legislation but through the Environmental Protection Agency.
My view is they have no choice but to act, Boxer said, referring to a Supreme Court ruling that affirmed that greenhouse gasses are pollutants under the Clean Air Act. The EPA has huge authority here.
There may be a way to do away with the gas tax at the pump if we do a carbon tax, Boxer said. She conceded the unpopularity of a carbon tax in Congress but said it is in the mix. She argued that the gas tax is raising less money each year as fuel efficiency standards rise, noting that her plug-in hybrid gets 150 miles per gallon.
She said Obama knows hes going to be judged by history, because someday people are going to say they had a window to act on CO2 emissions. The EPA is currently considering imposing CO2 emissions standards on existing electrical generation plants, which she said account for 35 percent of the nations CO2 emissions.
As for China, which has surpassed the United States in CO2 emissions, Boxer said pollution is so bad now that you cannot see in China. She recalled a 2011 trip she made there, where an official remarked that it was a beautiful day. No it was not, Boxer said. She argued that China will be forced to reduce its air pollution, and doing so will also reduce CO2 emissions.
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She's a New York transplant , btw.. so was Gray Davis. Somehow , California seems to always get the short end of the stick in political affairs.. oh well..
It is so sickening that California sent her back to the Senate!
The liberals are so hypocritical. They preach at the top of their lungs how we all need to have hybrids, electric cars and get CAFE standards up to 54.5 mpg and now, as expected, they are whining that gas tax revenue is dropping.
Pelosi, Boxer, and Feinstein, The Three wicked witch’s from California.
What is it with California and Female nut-case liberals.
Babs recalled a trip she made to china in 2011, guess she took a row boat over there, and her hybrid car takes days to drive to Marin county from DC..and she uses it for all her traveling,
If Boxer wants a carbon tax she can create it so that only the people of California pay it.
With all of the Hot air she and Feinstein pump out they would make a killing in California.
I'm gonna be optimistic & say it's gonna be along two years!
Sandy had NOTHING to do with CO2 emissions. This old crone is so f-ing STUPID.
Why of course, hobble the economy then blame the “failures of capitalism” for the fact that it’s limping.
In the meantime, what will happen is that there will be almost no new “cars.” Virtually everything will be sold as a truck.
Sorry Babs, Obie is going to be judged by his maker. History is only a commentary...
It’s the old scientifically unproven anthropogenic globull warming. What all the “scientists” are doing is speculating. Nowhere close to all the thermochemically active processes of this great globe have been audited.
Barbara Boxer left 143 signed confessions that she is a liar and a thief at the congressional bank.
She’s a racist too! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FoekBjhtWE
I ran into Ms. Boxer when she was pushing hard to turn the surplus Hamilton Air Force Base into a “solar village”, without first bothering to see if the soil was contaminated from decades of use as a military airfield. She was driving a huge red Caddy convertible, with a white interior, along with her real estate developer chums. All she managed to do was destroy a perfectly good airport, even though Marin County residents supported airport use by 70%. (Little people be damned.)
Later, as a US Senator, she could frequently seen driving around Greenbrae in a Porsche Boxter. Of course.
Now she claims to have a hybrid that gets 150 mpg. Which one is that, Babs?
Or is it a broomstick?
BWAAAAAA! GOOD ONE!
Ever ? Really ? You mean so far....
Face it folks, the elephant is dead.
NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION !
This fat drunk pig AL GORE is worth ONE HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS from this scam and I'm sick of liberals constantly pushing this BS. And while this jackass Obama bashes the rich who made their money through hard work, he is helping to make this scam artist, this masseuse raping slimebag Gore even richer!
"I destroy economies! Aren't you impressed baby? huh huh huh!"
Oh yeah, I live in New York. Tonight they said the temp. is going down to freak 9 degrees! WOW! THAT'S SOME GLOBAL WARMING THERE!
How would these liberals respond to a carbon tax where monies went directly to oil companies to help them modernize. I am not proposing this - its just a hypothetical.
The question is how would liberals respond to a carbon tax that bypassed them and they could not insert their snouts into the trough?
Barbara Boxer the Bane of California once again proves that her IQ is the same as the contents of a empty box! We are so lucky to have the trifecta of Feinstein, Boxer and Sanchez! With so many democrats to choose from, why is it that California gets screwed over with so many nuts.
If there is anybody who knows about spewing foul emissions it’s Barbara Boxer.
Will someone pass a “Sanity Tax” and “Test” for California politicians?
If I were a psychiatrist working only on California politicians, I would have a job for life and thereafter.
Boxer is to sanity as Charles Manson was to friendly dinner conversation.
Boxer, Feinstein, Pelosi, Sanchez, etc. They make California seem like a gigantic bowl of cereal - Full of nuts, flakes and fruits!
True, because temperatures have peaked in the last decade and the current weak solar cycle has peaked as well. When it gets colder the scammers will get laughed out of the room. The hard core devotees like Hansen will still insist it is getting warmer and keep on adjusting temperatures.
Never let a crisis go to waste. I imagine the far left celebrates each catastrophe as they plan how to profit from death and destruction.
It's the major stockholders of the oil companies that have been pushing this AGW scam from the beginning.
The Oil companies themselves play politics like all big corporations and appear to support this AGW crap but its just a facade. Stockholders? Lots of people including leftist wackos own stock.
I said "major stockholders" such as the Rockefeller family, the Pew family, the British Royal family, the W. Alton Jones family, even Julie Packard (who has a cool half billion invested in mining methane hydrates), all of whom are "leftist wackos" making money at your expense.
so what? People of all stripes own stock including rich people some of who support AGW. What’s your point if there is one?
They are the principle donors to the environmental groups that started and maintain the whole gambit. They are the principle grantmakers for the "science" portraying the supposed consequences of AGW. They are also expecting to be BIG beneficiaries of carbon trading, by "virtue" of using carbon dioxide for fracking.