Sunday, January 06, 2008

Screw you two

Here it comes... If for some strange reason you ever wondered what it was like to live in the depression years. You may just find out if these people get their way...

OTTAWA — A federal advisory panel will unveil a long-term climate-change strategy Monday that is expected to back the idea of a carbon tax aimed at substantially reducing greenhouse gas emissions by mid-century, The Globe and Mail has learned.

The proposal will put pressure on both the Harper government and the Liberal Opposition, which have rejected a carbon tax that would penalize oil producers in the West most heavily.

The recommendation will raise a number of questions on Parliament Hill; specifically, whether a carbon tax is inevitable, who would collect the revenue, and how much a tonne of carbon is worth. [...]

Then there is the money quote...
Generally speaking, a carbon-tax measure would be designed to increase the cost of burning fossil fuels such as oil and gas. Such a tax could target industry or consumers.

Who the hell do they think they are kidding? There is only one place that the money will come from to pay for this. It will not come out of the profits of a single company. The companies will just pass the cost on to the consumer as usual. You and I, will pay every penny of this tax regardless of what anyone claims.

How they will justify any of their recommendations while the earth begins to cool, I have no idea...

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