Balustrade’s Blog

March 9, 2009

Fighting climate change with….more taxes!

Filed under: Uncategorized — balustrade @ 10:19 pm

What an amazing news day! The number of issues spilling forth from the swamp in ex-Washington D.C. is over whelming. And overwhelmingly bad. Far too many issues to cover. So let’s pick one.

Cap and trade legislation is moving through the Congress. For those not familiar with the issue, the left has fallen hook-line-and-sinker for Al Gore’s hoax. Forget the fact the scientists are only beginning to understand solar cycles. Forget that scientific studies around the world are taking apart man-made global warming piece by piece. Forget that the measurement of the world’s temperature (the fact that any one believes there is a “world temperature” is scary enough) has been falling since at least 2008. Forget the fact that Al Gore took all of one science class in college, and only got a “C” in it. Toss all that out the window because, I guess Al Gore is Al Gore, so he must be right, on to the legislative process.

And what a plan they’ve come up with too! Officially it’s called “cap and trade“,  and what it comes down to is elected officials in Washington will arbitrarily decide what is the optimum level of carbon that should be emitted (see how this flies with cow flatulence), and they will “cap” it at that level. Oh, and corporations will pay through the nose for that privilege. Any additional emissions will require the corporations to trade (read: buy) emission levels that other more “progressive” corporations don’t need.

This fun and wacky program has been tried in Europe, and as predictable as Al Gore’s ever increasing expanding waist line, failed miserably. Corporations simply found other ways around the system. Australia has been toying with the idea, but they backed off after examining the EU’s failure. Imagine that? Politicians who actually look at facts before leaping off into the great wide open.

Here’s the really fun part. The idea is that taxes raised by this little shell game (in the neighborhood of $645 billion estimated) are supposed to somehow save the world from global warming. And just how is that accomplished? Thanks to the immature brats running the Congress and White House, that money will save the world by (drum roll please) going into the general fund.

That’s right sport’s fans! Buried deep within the bowels of the reams of budget and economic paperwork flooding out of the swamp of DC, that $645 billion is slated to pay for the day-to-day operations of the federal government.

And that is how modern liberals intend to save the world from man-made global warming.

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