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Feb 08 2017

Old Guard Republicans and Business Allies Push Carbon Tax

When Democrats are out of power, the threat comes at you from behind:

A group of prominent Republicans and business leaders backing a tax on carbon dioxide were taking their case Wednesday to top White House aides, including chief economic adviser Gary Cohn.

The group, including former Treasury Secretaries Hank Paulson and James Baker, is pressing President Donald Trump to tax carbon dioxide in exchange for abolishing a slew of environmental regulations.

No need for exchanges. Just abolish the regulations. Unless of course these people actually want a carbon tax.

Something is always rotten when Big Business asks for more Big Government. These aren’t the sort of flakes who think lowering our standard of living will improve the weather. Someone expects to make money off this — not the honest way (by providing a valuable product or service), but the progressive way (through coercion).

Absurdly, a carbon tax is being passed off by RINO statists as a “free-market approach” to the fictional problem of global warming.

The blueprint involves a $40 tax on every metric ton of carbon dioxide released by burning fossil fuels, with the price climbing over time. To avoid an undue burden on the poor from the higher energy bills that would result, the projected $200 billion to $300 billion in annual revenue would be redistributed to households in the form of quarterly checks from the Social Security Administration. Families of four would see an average annual payout of $2,000 under the plan.

When Democrats impose this sort of tyranny, it is correctly identified as wealth redistribution. Whenever wealth is redistributed, it primarily benefits the redistributors — and those who have a seat at their table.

An advocate of a carbon tax.

On a tip from Sean C.

30 Responses to “Old Guard Republicans and Business Allies Push Carbon Tax”

  1. Mr. Freemarket says:

    “Under my plan, the price of electricity will necessarily skyrocket.”

    Said by a guy who is supposed to be out of power.

  2. Mr. Freemarket says:

    “Families of four would see an average annual payout of $2,000 under the plan.”

    Want to bet that your family of four won’t qualify for that benefit?

  3. Tchhht!!! says:

    Hah, I’m still waiting for my $2500 Obamacare refund.

  4. grayjohn says:

    More EnviroBS from the lying, back stabbing RINO Establishment. No thanks. Shove it.

  5. Mr. Freemarket says:

    BTW, they estimate this tax would raise about $300 billion per year. With 300 million Americans, that is a $1000 from every man, woman, and child.

    BTW….where in the constitution is the federal government given permission to tax carbon? It certainly isn’t part of the 16th Amendment.

  6. Exit Only says:

    I give up. Just going to watch and let it all fall apart. As much as I despise the liberals, they get easy free victories handed to them because the very people we voted in that are suppose to protect and advocate for our conservative principles have sold themselves out.

    There is no difference between either party. I don’t know why they just don’t merge together and become one, instead of pretending to be opposite of each other. But I guess that would be too honest to do as well.

  7. OregonGuy says:

    Isn’t this just a back-door Value Added Tax? I can’t think of a single business that doesn’t utilize resources that are associated with carbon dioxide.

    Plant food. It’s not just for plants anymore.

  8. EVERYDAY PRESIDENT ☆ ᵀᴿᵁᴹᴾ says:

    James BaKKKer is a Globalist of the highest order. That POS has a lawfirm whose sole client is SOWdi Barbaria ! NOTHING good can come from this !

  9. EVERYDAY PRESIDENT ☆ ᵀᴿᵁᴹᴾ says:

    Let’s see if Trump goes for it first.

  10. EVERYDAY PRESIDENT ☆ ᵀᴿᵁᴹᴾ says:

    Illegals and moslems will surely be eligible.

  11. Ol' Uncle Lar says:

    Reminds me of this “genius”.

  12. Mohammed's pink swastika says:

    It irritates me so much these people are actually pushing for a tax on the most basic building block on our planet. This is a tax on being alive.

  13. SNuss says:

    I actually agree with a carbon tax. I would tax the RINOs and Leftist Democrats every time that they exhale.

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  15. 762x51 says:

    Wait . . . The R flavored Progressives of the UniParty want to tax and redistribute wealth? All in the name of Global Warming? How can that be? The Retardlicans are going to save us!! ROTFLMFAO!!!

    Stinks like 5th column Progressive in here.

    As one imbecile recently noted, “we all know there are “some” lefties in the Republican Party”. SOME?!?! Yes, but what about the four or five that aren’t Progressives?

    Betting on R flavored Progressives to save your @$$ is as stupid as betting on D flavored Progressives to not destroy the country. That was the point being made during the election.

    Good thing we have a “constitutionally elected government”, just like the constitutionally elected government we just got rid of. The agenda didn’t change, only the scum advancing it changed. Your life is in Mitch McConnell’s hands, what could go wrong? LMAO!

  16. 762x51 says:

    As are most of the cabinet, SoS Tillerson, Treasury Sec Munchkin, Commerce Wilbur Ross, and Cohen, all are globalist Keynesian Progressives or Soros operatives or both.

    Just sayin . . .

  17. 762x51 says:

    “There is no difference between either party.”

    Ohhh, don’t let jerklesTwerp hear you say that, he goes foaming at the mouth when he does. Probably catalog all your past posts and spew them back at you, like you would care. He’s a “republican” you know.

  18. 762x51 says:

    Whether he does or not, the Retardlicans have once again sold you out. They as bad as, if not worse than, the D flavored Progressives.

    At least Democrat Progressives make their intentions known, they are slithering around claiming one thing then doing to opposite once elected. You handle an enemy who will fight you face to face differently than one that sneaks around to knife you in the back.

  19. 762x51 says:

    Well it’s a “constitutionally elected government”, don’t you know. THAT’s what is important, forget that they have already sold you down the river at least three times since this congressional session started LAST MONTH. No repeal of OBlowMeCare, no immigration / wall legislation and now this turd in the swimming pool. Yep, that’s the Retardlican side of the UniParty . Next up, they will probably do amnesty for illegals and ratify the Iran Nuke deal, because they are enemies of the United States just like the Democrat side of the UniParty.

  20. KirklesWorth says:

    Right…I “foam at the mouth”…uh huh. You mean like when you said:

    762×51: (2/3/2017)
    This was the point I tried to make before the election, THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN R AND D FLAVORED PROGRESSIVES.

    And I “foamed at the mouth” with:

    KirklesWorth►762×51: (2/3/2017) Still cheering for Hillary, eh? Fine, if that is going to be your meme, then we will compare and contrast what Hillary would have done with what Trump has done so far:

    – Pissing off the left and the mainstream media
    – Greenlit the Dakota Access and Keystone pipelines
    – Defunded international Planned Parenthood
    – Cancelled Obama’s outgoing homebuyer FHA fee cut
    – Froze federal hires
    – Preparing to build wall
    – Targeted sanctuary cities
    – Started work on ACA
    – Froze EPA grants and contracts, Scott Pruit nominated
    – Stopped unofficial communiques from federal employees
    – Froze Obama’s $221 million dollar “gift” to Palestinians
    – Renegoting NAFTA
    – Abandoned TPP & TTIP
    – Visa and refugee restrictions
    – Authorized Congress to pursue charges against Hillary
    – Hirings increased, Dow Jones record high
    – Syria, Russia, Mexico, and Canada working with USA
    – Improved military morale
    – nominated Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court
    – Scrubbed White House web site of liberal content
    – Gagged EPA and USDA
    – Deferred waterboarding to Mattis
    – Told Chicago to get it together
    – Started weekly immigrant crime list

    Wow, I was completely unhinged! Almost as bad as the time I said:

    762×51►KirklesWorth: (8/15/2016) The two cannot coexist and so one must die. Go fuck yourself, fascist.

    762×51►KirklesWorth: (8/7/2016)
    The fact is, you will never stop in your zombie like worship and idiotic proselytization until I either accept your cult or I die. I will never accept your cult and will oppose you until you die, obviously, one must die. Let’s find out who and get this over with.

    Oh wait, that was you.

  21. KirklesWorth says:

    Tsk tsk…mocking our Constitution again – your contempt for it is progressively revolting. No wonder you are trying to abrogate it to start your civil war / anarchy insurrection.

  22. 762x51 says:

    Said the 5th column Retardlican propagandist while claiming I somehow have the power to “abrogate” the Constitution and start a civil war all by myself.

    Meanwhile, anyone who can actually read English and has an IQ over 50 saw I was mocking the Progressive Retardlican side of the UniParty, you and the imbeciles who cannot or will not grasp what is happening here. Manufacturing your lies to advance your agenda like a good little Progressive, I notice you FAILED to address the substance of the article which exposes you and your party for the Progressives they are.

    As my secretary, I instruct you to go back into your archives

    Reading the comments from other posters below demonstrates that they also understand that R is for RINO, or in your case Rodent, or were they also “mocking the Constitution?

    GFY, RINO enemy of the United States.

  23. KirklesWorth says:

    Who cares what a non-republican wannabe Constitution abrogating Not Trump Hillary surrender monkey civil war instigator thinks? Your “protection” of the Constitution goes only as far as it suits you, and it stands in your way of killing innocent Americans so you want it taken out of the picture. All that pesky free speech, due process, trial by jury, etc..

    Manufacturing your lies to advance your agenda…

    What “lies”? What “agenda”? Nobody cares what a compulsive liar says.

    The substance here is your contempt for the Constitution – and I noticed you FAILED to address the substance of that fact…so I will.

    You’d be better off crying about your “RINOs” to your progressive buddies who say the same things as you do. Or your muslim buddies who believe they have the right to change things for their “god” and their “religion” like you do. Or your anarchist friends who want to overthrow the government like you do. All three of those groups would be the “enemy of the United States” according to you, and you’ve become indistinguishable from them rendering you the enemy you claimed you would never become.

  24. 762x51 says:

    No I mean when you spin off into space and re-post massive amounts of off current topic stuff from YEARS ago, like you just did, ex-wife jerklesTw*t..


    Why don’t you post where I debunked your “list” of supposed tRump accomplishments, princess? Ohh, that’s right, because it doesn’t fit your narrative and hing office as a Trump cultist and Retardlican shill.

    GFY, foaming at the mouth, anti-American, RINO scum.

  25. KirklesWorth says:

    So, you admit you were lying when you just claimed:

    No I mean when you spin off into space and re-post massive amounts of off current topic stuff from YEARS ago, like you just did, ex-wife jerklesTw*t..

    Contrary to your previous lie that:

    762×51►KirklesWorth: (01/06/2017) The main laugh I get out of this is that I can literally say ANYTHING to you and you are so frightened of me you will never try and back up any of your crap.

    QED indeed. And I shall continue to demonstrate your lies.

    So dumb that you try and change the issue again? You said I “foam at the mouth” when that only happens with you. You know, like when you say:

    762×51►KirklesWorth: (09/08/2016) Since no one ever heard of your miserable lying ass before June of this year, it is YOU who is the troll. You come here every day and spread your feces around where it isn’t wanted. That’s a troll, asshole. Sorry, SS-Rottenführer asshole. Keep an eye on us, you useless, fascist fuck.

    762×51►KirklesWorth: (08/20/2016) LOL, what a simpleton you are. You still here, keeping and eye on things, SS-Rottenführer ? Good little Nazi, report everyone and mommy will give you ice cream. FASCIST FUCK!!

    762×51►KirklesWorth: (08/04/2016) You going to make me “take up citizenship of another country”, you little fascist fuck? See, that is the kind of totalitarian bullshit you will need a weapon to bring to fruition. You better know how to use it, because my brothers and I are a nightmare in a gun fight. This what you be dealing with, Adolf. Better bring your A game.

    So the mouth foamer is you…QED again.

  26. 762x51 says:

    So if that was a lie, A-hole, PROVE IT.

    Meet me and say it to my face or I will be proven right, you are so frightened of me, you will never try and back up any of your crap.

    GFY, lying RINO coward.

  27. KirklesWorth says:

    I proved you are a mouth foamer, and you just proved it again. I don’t take your orders fascist, nor do you have the right to silence anybody. You are not entitled to squat from me although I will point out your stupidity as a public service. You talk and act like a pro-second-amendment progressive – a rare animal indeed. Your rotten progressive smell disgusted me when I had to watch your progressive tactics for the first time:

    762×51►Sweep_the_leg_11590: (7/13/2016) Then go spread your legs somewhere else, dipshit.

    Little did I know that your progressive Alinsky M.O. would be the crutch of every pathetic comment you would make. Fortunately for me, you admitted to it, so you can’t use your standard response tactic of calling me a “liar”:

    762×51►CTsOpinion: (05/03/2016) They have no idea the level of ridicule I intend to unleash on them as their boy begins to show his real stripes and Progressive ideology. Old Alinsky “RULE 5: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” There is no defense. It’s irrational. It’s infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions.” is about to go into overdrive.

    And you certainly lived up to your promise Saul. And stay the hell away from me you psychotic snowflake.

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