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Originally posted by yeahbut
reply to post by Scarcer
I'm disappointed in almost every comment of your post. People saying things like:
"While cap and trade is a good idea, it's being done wrong"
"Not enough time worrying about OTHER pollutants than CO2", etc.
Is everybody here still asleep?
1) Carbon Dioxide is not a pollutant. It is as necessary as Oxygen. Plants need it to produce Oxygen for us. Are you prepared to let TPTB tax Oxygen next? Remember the same putz's who are destroying the earth are the ones taxing you and blaming you for destroying the earth.
2) About 150-300 years AFTER the Earth's temperature rises, ALL THROUGH HISTORY, carbon dioxide levels then begin to rise, not the other way around. In otherwords, it would be safer to say Global Warming CAUSES greenhouse gasses, not the other way around. What causes the earth's temperature to rise? That's up to debate.
3) If greenhouse gasses were causing global warming by rising to the upper atmosphere and sealing in heat, then we'd expect the upper atmosphere to be warmer than it was before. AGAIN, this isn't happening - in fact the opposite is true, IE the upper atmosphere is actually cooler than it used to be.
3) While Al Gore might be breaking up, the ice sheets aren't. There is more Arctic ice now than 5 years ago, and the politicized scientists fudged global warming data to hide the decline of average world temperatures. Remember Climategate? Hello? Remember your intuition before climategate proved they were lying?
Earth Changes are normal, people. Don't let them convince you it is your fault and tax you for it. Follow the money and it becomes clear. Make your peace with loved ones and yourself and enjoy whatever time is left.
Originally posted by Scarcer
Cap and Trade = Comprehensive Energy bill = "Carbon Tax" Reid and the Democrats are fast-tracking Obama's "Carbon Tax" to double ALL your energy costs. A VOTE IS SCHEDULED BY JULY 4TH 2010 Reid plans a Senate Vote to raise taxes for Obama with the NEW "Carbon Tax". Why you ask because as Rahm Emmanuel said "NEVER WASTE A CRISIS!" and Reid promised Obama they would push the "Carbon Tax". Reid will by-pass the existing Lieberman-Kerry Bill pushed through the House by Pelosi because Reid knows he doesn't have the support of Democrats on his own side, let alone GOP Senators, to get it done. Reid demanded "swift" action forcing Senate committees to finish their work on a massive comprehensive energy bill immediately. Committee leaders Max Baucus, Jeff Bingaman, Barbara Boxer, Chris Dodd, Patrick Leahy, Joe Lieberman, Blanche Lincoln and John Rockefeller all received the majority leader's letter demanding action.
If your too lazy to contact your reps yourself, at-least do this! and pay someone else to do it for you!
Originally posted by primus2012
This tax would increase the cost of absolutely everything. Companies will increase the cost of their goods and services to make up for the loss of profits due to the tax. It's not just heating/cooling your home and driving your car that's going to sting. Buying bread, milk, butter, meat, veggies, clothes, cleaning supplies, pet food, phone service, internet access, you name it; it'd be affected by the carbon tax.
$7/gal gas will add an upper-cut to the roundhouse that a carbon tax would hit us with.