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Exxon Mobil signs on to Republican-led carbon tax proposal
Houston Chronicle ^ | 6/20/17 | James Osborne

Posted on 06/20/2017 9:54:17 PM PDT by Timpanagos1

WASHINGTON - Exxon Mobil Corp. and other large oil companies are backing a carbon tax proposal put forward earlier this year by a group of former Republican leaders including James A. Baker III, the former secretary of state and a Houston attorney.

The Climate Leadership Coalition, a group that includes Baker, former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, and former Secretary of State George Shultz, announced a list of "founding members" Tuesday that includes Exxon Mobil, BP, Shell, Total, General Motors and Johnson & Johnson.

"We support @TheCLCouncil as a founding member and are working to support its policy development process," Exxon Mobil tweeted Tuesday from its corporate account.

The coalition is urging President Donald Trump to adopt a tax on carbon emissions, revenue from which would be distributed among taxpayers to offset increases in energy prices.

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1 posted on 06/20/2017 9:54:17 PM PDT by Timpanagos1
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Just another money-grabbing tax for the greedy government.


2 posted on 06/20/2017 9:56:18 PM PDT by Joe Bfstplk (A Irredeemable Deplorable Texan)
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They want to tax us to offset the tax increase.


3 posted on 06/20/2017 9:58:26 PM PDT by Cold Heart
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will trump remove this pebble from our shoes?


4 posted on 06/20/2017 9:59:08 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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These old men are fools and fell for the Democrats “fake carbon tax” pollution ploy.

I’ve never trusted James Baker since the Reagan years. Nobody I knew trusted him but he managed to beat out the Ed Meese faction for the ear of Pres. Reagan, and helped wreck some of Ronnie’s programs (From innsider information on Baker’s subterfuge).

Now he’s back trying to destroy our energy industry, backed by that fool Paulson and George Schulz (who should have retired from the public 30 years ago before he did more damage to America).


5 posted on 06/20/2017 10:02:06 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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A bunch of RINOs and big corrupt corporations who wants to rake in billions from this phony “climate change” carbon tax scheme.


6 posted on 06/20/2017 10:03:34 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation ("You can't fix America without pissing off the people who broke it".....Bill Mitchell)
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Wtf?!? Damn uniparty.


7 posted on 06/20/2017 10:06:13 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Joe Bfstplk

No. It’s a barrier to entry ploy created by the companies to protect their elite status. The companies want this to ward off competition.


8 posted on 06/20/2017 10:07:17 PM PDT by Eccl 10:2 (Prov 3:5 --- "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding")
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When I saw the headline, I wanted to think it was satire.


9 posted on 06/20/2017 10:13:43 PM PDT by Timpanagos1
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James Baker can go to hell.


10 posted on 06/20/2017 10:19:35 PM PDT by jospehm20
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The new company name.

Taxxon-Mobil ©


11 posted on 06/20/2017 10:21:20 PM PDT by Timpanagos1
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Why would an Energy company sign onto this? Are they insane?


12 posted on 06/20/2017 10:23:01 PM PDT by Davy Crocket
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The GOP has crooks, too.


13 posted on 06/20/2017 10:36:25 PM PDT by Moonman62 (Make America Great Again!)
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To: Davy Crocket

Oil companies have played in the CO2 cesspool for quite some time because it thwarts competition. So no, sceptic scientists have not been funded by nor have they sold their souls to big oil. Sceptics are merely scientists who hold to the scientific method.


14 posted on 06/20/2017 10:37:44 PM PDT by Thickman (Libsteria is funnier than confounded GOP "leaders".)
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To: Davy Crocket

Money.


15 posted on 06/20/2017 10:43:39 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Timpanagos1
The Climate Leadership Coalition, a group that includes Baker, former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, and former Secretary of State George Shultz, announced a list of "founding members" Tuesday that includes Exxon Mobil, BP, Shell, Total, General Motors and Johnson & Johnson.

What the frik is wrong with these people?!

16 posted on 06/20/2017 10:46:45 PM PDT by piasa
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Donald Trump targeted by Henry Paulson in op-ed endorsing Hillary Clinton ‎6‎/‎25‎/‎2016‎ ‎2‎:‎59‎:‎39‎ ‎PM · by Innovative · 58 replies CBS News ^ | June 25, 2016 | Reena Flores
17 posted on 06/20/2017 10:48:42 PM PDT by piasa
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Tell them to EDAD


18 posted on 06/20/2017 10:50:53 PM PDT by rrrod (just an old guy with a gun in his pocket.l)
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To: Davy Crocket
"Why would an Energy company sign onto this? Are they insane?"

I didn't know corporations were susceptible to Stockholm syndrome.
19 posted on 06/20/2017 11:46:46 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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20 Jun: Forbes: Ellen R. Wald: The Climate Leadership Council’s Devious Plan To Distract American Carbon Consumers
Founding businesses include oil companies ExxonMobil, Royal Dutch Shell, Total and BP. Non-energy companies include General Motors, Pepsi and Santander. Founding individuals include Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York; Steven Chu, a former Energy Secretary in the Obama Administration; Stephen Hawking, the famous physicist, and venture capitalist Vinod Khosla. The website lists the “Distinguished Co-Authors of Carbon Dividends Plan,” the CLC’s founding document, as James A. Baker III and George P. Schultz, both former U.S. Secretaries of State and 87 and 96 years old, respectively...

The CLC’s second step proposes that the money collected from this tax be disbursed to “the “American people” ...In other words, “the American people” would be paid back by the government for suffering through higher bills. It is not dissimilar to a convoluted money laundering scheme with a little skimmed off for government agencies. This scheme amounts to a slight of hand to make Americans think they are getting something for free...
https://www.forbes.com/sites/ellenrwald/2017/06/20/the-climate-leadership-councils-devious-plan-to-distract-american-carbon-consumers/#7b9269a6ad68


20 posted on 06/20/2017 11:59:20 PM PDT by MAGAthon
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