Skip to comments.No, the ‘conservative response to climate change’ is not a carbon tax
Posted on 02/12/2017 7:28:02 AM PST by Sean_Anthony
Sorry, nervous old-school Republicans
Weve often argued on this site that the real reason liberals talk about global warming oh, sorry, climate change is that it serves as a convenient excuse to implement the policies they want anyway. The public wont support massive taxes and crushing regulation on business, so Democrats insist there is a global emergency whose only possible solution is, amazingly, these very policies.
The old line establishment GOP is worse than the Democrats in many areas.
This just illustrates it.
Its Globalism vs. Nationalism now.
While they are at it, they should give us the “conservative response” to volcanoes, earthquakes and meteorites.
What else should we tax on the periodic table?
Love listening to Mr. Cain in the morning before Rush. I was saddened when the new year came and one of his hours was given to that Von Hessler doofus.
The Globalists want the US to decline.
The best way to do that is to hurt the US economy.
The best way to do that is through taxes and regulations.
The best excuse to do that is Global Warming which endangers all of humanity.
Watch Trump unravel that whole way of thinking. He knows it’s BS.
Call globalism versus nationalism what it really is, traitors versus patriots.
What a joke! Just go outside and observe that “the climate” is pretty much what it has always been.
But if you are millennial snowflake weened on your smart-phone, you will believe anything.
What these dumbasses fail to realize is that the only response to “climate change” is...nothing.
The washed up RINOs that are suggesting it are trying to salvage some of the Left’s agenda - if it goes anywhere, the current RINOs will end up with fewer seats but some know their seat is fairly safe. We need to ensure thy know that they can be upset just as Hillary was.,p.i get Trump’s petitions in my email and I sign them for both me and my wife - I also donate to him each month to do my part in demonstrating that Trump has us as his rear guard.
Its Globalism vs. Nationalism now.
A house divided cannot stand...........it will be all one or all the other.
Folks, there is going to be a fight.
Carbon tax....scheme by Wall Streeters to enrich the Goldmen Sackers.
This will NOT work for Main Street USA.
I love Herman
He is amazing
Why James Baker? Who told him to propose a carbon-tax? Aren’t the Republican Establishment against this, besides McCain?
"This is probably the most difficult task we have ever given ourselves, which is to intentionally transform the economic development model, for the first time in human history.
"This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time to change the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years, since the industrial revolution. That will not happen overnight and it will not happen at a single conference on climate change, be it COP 15, 21, 40 - you choose the number. It just does not occur like that. It is a process, because of the depth of the transformation."
--Christiane Fugueres, Executive Secretary of UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change)
They call it “carbon” because people think of carbon as being dirty and sooty.
But what they’re really talking about is CO2, which is an invisible, beneficial gas which is a minute part of the atmosphere, and is not a problem, but the regulation of which can control the economy, which is the goal of the leftists.
The US has already cleaned up most of the bad residues out of our burning gas and oil, and regarding CO2, the US is actually a carbon sink now, i.e., our CO2 emissions are less than the CO2 being locked up by our expanding forests.
Yes, our forests and plants are increasing faster than we’re putting CO2 into the air.
Back in the 80s when it was called global warming I asked a very leftist friend this question:
“It is claimed that (in the US) $15 billion a year in new tree plantings will completely eliminate any increases in CO2 from man made sources. $15 billion is chump change in the federal budget. So, why do liberals want to institute trillions in economic regulations to the average person when that is the case?”
Essentially, he just refused to answer me. So I told him, it’s socialism and control. Not the climate. Silence.
It’s amazing how much forests are increasing in the US.
According to the terrific book “The Bottomless Well” by Peter Huber and Mark Mills (2005):
“America’s forest cover today is between 20 million and 80 million acres higher than in 1920... We’re adding new lumber-quality trees 30 percent faster than we’re harvesting them. For the first time in history, a Western nation has halted, and then reversed the decline of its woodlands. Within a generation, if current trends continue, America could return to the levels of forestation last seen by the Pilgrims.”
The book also gives evidence that the US is a carbon sink, e.g. the air on the west coast (from China!) has more CO2 in it than when it gets to the east coast. So CO2 has been scrubbed out as it crosses the US.
The increase in global CO2 is due other countries. So even if CO2 were a problem, it’s not due to us.
And the lord Gore spake, saying: Ye shalt levy a tax on whatever problem that there shalt be, and the government, being thereby funded, shalt administer the funds to increase the bounty of its largess that the people may agree to suffer it ever more powers and ever more taxes. For, lo, though you walk through the valley of the shadow of staged crisis ye shalt fear no dissent, thy safe spaces shalt be apportioned (unless thee be a white Christian and male) and thy welfare hold out as long as the economy shalt last.
A carbon tax is a fee for making users of fossil fuels pay for climate damage their fuel use imposes by releasing carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, and for motivating switches to clean energy. This bill was first proposed by Bernie Sanders, a blatant socialist, on the CO2 air emissions from motors and engines in 2015. So basically what he wants to tax, is air.
For those who dont know, CO2 is the gas that controls breathing in most cases by a part of brain recognition. So, again basically, to tax CO2 gas in the air is to tax our breathing.
So instead of artificially trying to condition people, like Pavlovs dogs, maybe they should find what caused the problem and fix that. By saying it is the fault of the fuel burning leads to one question: if taking it up over 100 points during the industrial revolution starting in the early 1900s, then how did it get to 285.1 ppm in 1850?
And lets take it a step further. We in the US, are not the largest co2 building country, China is. The US has approximately 707 cars per 1000 people. China has less than 300. So how come the largest emission builder as submitted by the left is not the biggest emitter and how with such a large inequality can China be the top emitter at almost twice our participation?
Maybe we are not the problem actually and the feds are just trying to control us and drain us, some more?
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