Saturday, May 31, 2008

Carbon Taxes

Well it's always been the easiest way to solve any of society's problems. TAXES!

I don't care if you are going for the cap and trade kind or the grosse tonnage kind. Taxes to control carbon emissions are a bad idea. Wanna know why. We have always had them!!

Every time you go to the pump and spend a dollar, a good portion of that is already being sent to the government. This has been going on forever. No matter how high the price at the pump goes, the taxes keep coming in as revenue. They never lower taxes to ease the pressure at the pump, so why should they add to it?

The environmental movement is the greatest thing to come along for government and industry since child labour. Once big oil figured out that can let the tree huggers do the legwork and demonize something as innocuous as carbon dioxide emissions, prices could continue to rise and environmentalists would cheer on naively believing that people would use less and save the planet.

Now this might sound good at a rally or some college love-in, but the truth is, it doesn't matter how high the price of oil goes, people still need it! Especially in a country like Canada that is so vast, transportation of goods uses fuel. And the number one fuel out there continues to be OIL!!!

So thank you to the sheep in the environmental movement. You have given industrialized world leaders another excuse to raise my taxes.

Even if human induced global warming was a fact, taxes are no way to save the planet. Education and real conservation is the only solution.

Do not look for someone else to come in and save us. We have to do it ourselves.

Ronald Reagan once said the scariest sentence you can hear is; "Hello, I'm from the government, and I'm here to help."