You see, we have a thing called government. Government is fine within limitations. But we now have in most instances, regardless of country, government run amok! They need more money! More money! More money! Ad infinitum! Government today is like a never-ending Ponzi Scheme!
Oh, poor bastards, no agreement in Copenhagen, no agreement in Cancun, most will say to stick the Kyoto Protocol where the sun don’t shine, so now that cap & trade is basically D.O.A., we now suddenly need carbon taxes as a solution! Which is really what all this global warming, climate change, climate disruption is about. It’s spelled M.O.N.E.Y!
According to Bioscience Technology……(my comments in parenthesis)
For global warming policy, the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference (Copenhagen Summit) was a major disappointment. (DUH!) Designed to negotiate a successor to the Kyoto Protocol, which expires in 2012,(Justifiably so!) the Summit concluded without a binding agreement because of deep divisions on the distribution of emissions reductions and costs (called everyone wants to reap the rewards but they don’t want to pay for them!). In addition, the United States failed to take action on a carbon cap-and-trade bill in 2010 (hopefully Congress isn’t THAT dumb!) Confronting this policy vacuüm, leading climate economist William Nordhaus argues in the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, published today, that carbon taxes are the best approach to achieve significant emissions reductions. (Ah yes, tax it!)
William Nordhaus argues that the cap-and-trade approach used in the 1997 Kyoto Protocol will not accomplish the goals of slowing climate change (read the goals of screwing the taxpayers out of more money). As currently designed, it is both economically inefficient and ineffective (because the public isn’t THAT stupid) and should be supplemented or replaced. Additionally, a carbon tax could be a useful means to cut budget deficits while meeting environmental objectives. (Environmental objectives my ass! It’s the money!!!!!)
You’ll love the next quote……
If economics provides a single bottom line for policy, it is that we need to correct this market failure (AKA: No one believes their bullshit) by ensuring that all people, everywhere, and for the indefinite future, face a market price for the use of carbon that reflects the social costs of their activities,” Nordhaus states.
Basically this says let’s f**k everyone!!!! Out of every penny we can get!!!!!
Economic evidence suggests the cost of this limited participation is high.
Yes! It’s certainly “high!” Think of EVERYTHING you buy. Gas, oil, food, housing, cars, boats, planes, travel, flowers, electronics, and anything and everything you care to name AND THE PRICE WILL BE A LOT HIGHER THANKS TO THESE WANKERS!
Given a choice between a cap-and-trade system (such as is embodied in the Kyoto model), and a carbon tax system (such as is used for limiting gasoline or cigarette consumption), Nordhaus favours taxation: “Countries have used taxes for centuries,” he says. “By contrast, there is no experience – as in zero – with international cap-and-trade systems.”
Yes, countries HAVE used taxes for centuries! They’ve also screwed the taxpayers for centuries, too! If you want to continue the big screw job then by all means please buy into the carbon tax ripoff!
The final quote from this article is……
“The international community should move quickly to replace the current cap-and-trade structure by one in which the central economic mechanism is a tax on greenhouse-gas emissions,” Nordhaus concludes.
Yes, by all means move quickly before the taxpayers wake up and tell you to stick your carbon taxes where the sun don’t shine!
CO2 Insanity of the empty your wallet kind. Remeber “Don’t steal…the government hates competition!”
Source: Bioscience Technology