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WASHINGTON — Reps. Bob Inglis of South Carolina and Jeff Flake of Arizona on Wednesday became the first Republican lawmakers to introduce legislation imposing a carbon tax on producers and distributors of fossil fuels. The bill, co-sponsored by Democratic Rep. Dan Lipinski of Illinois , would set a tax of $15 a ton of carbon dioxide produced in its first year in effect, with the tax rising to $100 a ton over three decades. "The first axiom of economics is if you want less of something, you tax it," said Flake, a leading fiscal conservative, in an interview. "Obviously, we want less carbon, so we tax it." Inglis noted that several prominent conservatives support a direct carbon tax: Arthur Laffer , a former economic adviser to President Ronald Reagan , and Gregory Mankiw , who advised President George W. Bush and is now a Harvard University economics professor.
Originally posted by LostNemesis
Now how much longer before they tax families for breathing, or having fires in the fireplace to heat their homes?
This scam is just getting scary.
I just went over this thread again, the other day, while explaining to friends that it is happening...
www.abovetopsecret.com... (Rothschilds to take the lead in the global carbon trading market)
If you drive a car, I�ll tax the street,
If you try to sit, I�ll tax your seat,
If you get too cold, I�ll tax the heat,
If you take a walk, I�ll tax your feet.
And you�re working for no-one but me,