Global warming + Canada + Taxes = Future US model

Discussion in 'Off-topic' started by foshizzle, Jun 6, 2007.

  1. foshizzle

    foshizzle New Member

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    http://www.thestar.com/News/article/222051

    So... someone came out and said it. The only way we can "fix" global warming is to be taxed for it. No mention of conservation or technical innovation... just a desire to get more money from us.

    Just like I'm sure all these red-light camera fines have added up to safer streets :roll:

    I hate these global warming idiots. :banghead: They could do me a favor and reduce their carbon footprint by restricting their breathing. Permanently.
     
  2. ptsmith24

    ptsmith24 New Member

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    That "tax" is just going to create false energy inflation, no?
     

  3. Gunstar1

    Gunstar1 Administrator

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    Yes, which is the point. You have to understand that taxation is a politician's idea of conservation. A tax is good if the consumer has only one choice (like cigarettes and gas) make it cost more so people will do it less (but we won't). A tax is also good if the consumer has choices as well. If you have 2 choices,
    A. Inexpensive product not "carbon friendly"
    B. expensive product that is "carbon friendly"

    Unless you are really environmentally motivated, you will probably go with option A.

    The government then steps in and says not enough people are choosing option B, so we will tax option A to a point that option B becomes the cheaper alternative.

    See, taxes made you conserve. :roll: