Skip to comments.Lawmakers Release Carbon Emissions Tax Plan (Waxman, Blumenauer, Whitehouse, Schatz)
Posted on 03/20/2013 3:29:52 PM PDT by Libloather
Mr. Waxman, joined by Representative Earl Blumenauer, Democrat of Oregon, and Senators Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island and Brian Schatz of Hawaii, both Democrats, distributed a relatively simple proposal to impose a fee on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, factories, refineries and other major sources. The idea of a carbon tax, long favored by many economists as the most straightforward way of deterring pollution, has been kicking around the Capitol for years, but has never gained a broad following.
The plan contains three potential per-ton prices for carbon pollution, $15, $25 or $30, and a range of annual cost increases from 2 percent to 8 percent a year to ensure that greenhouse gas levels continue to decline over time.
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And, of course, it won't do either. Bunch of frickin' jackwagons.
American people, this is your fault; for electing these tyrants.
Blumenauer is one of the most despicable fascists in congress. I don’t know what kind of liberal, left wing, America-hating loons live in that district, but they should all be rounded up and shipped one-way to North Korea.
America’s biggest problem has become scientifically illiterate and thuggish Democrat senators.
The only thing that can save us now is to give huge amounts of cash and all of your freedoms to the government!
Don’t you understand that our top people have invoked the name of Science and made a scam true by that magical word?
Our government needs nearly everything you’ve got to rescue us from having the shoreline raise a quarter of an inch over the next 500 years.
If we do everything the Carbon Emperors command us to do, we can lower the Earth’s temperature .000000073 degrees C over the next 100 years and set civilization back 1500 years.
What a glorious time it will be with people thrown back to the Monty Python Holy Grail days. Wagons of corpses and a man saying “Bring out your dead!” wistfully as he drags his extreme green cart around.
Freedom from technology!
Freedom from prosperity!
Freedom from common sense!
Freedom from Freedom!
What a glorious time it will be.
DO IT FOR THE CHILDREN!
I disagree - the biggest problem (other than the wholesale rejection of God in our nation) is the knuckle-dragging, illiterate, lazy, welfare-sucking, food-stamp-using, Marxist electorate that keeps electing these Marxists to office.
> power plants, factories, refineries and other major sources
They claim to care about the poor yet raise their living expenses.