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Republicans push for carbon tax...

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posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 11:01 AM

In recent weeks, several prominent Republican thinkers have floated the idea of imposing higher taxes on gasoline, coal and natural gas. The increases, they say, would be offset by tax cuts on paychecks, dividends or corporate taxes.

Sometimes, there just aren't words to describe the feelings this invokes.

Now, I want to bring up a very important point here:

The total amount raised by the tax could be substantial. Americans consume over 400 billion gallons of gasoline a year. At a dollar a gallon, that's $400 billion in additional tax revenue from gasoline alone, although conservatives stress it would be offset by cuts elsewhere.

But, though they claim there will be a reduction in taxes in other ways, look at my first text:

dividends or corporate taxes.

So the middle and lower class will get taxed and corporate taxes will get reduced?

But sadly, this is not a shocker.

But Inglis and others like the idea because it would let cleaner forms of energy compete with dirtier forms without the need for the complicated mandates and tax breaks that currently support renewable energy

Or you can stop subsidizing oil companies and subsidize alternative energies.But that wouldn't make money.

It could also supersede pending greenhouse gas regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency -- something the business community and politicians of all stripes are leery of but which the courts say the agency must carry out.

Again, putting the burden on the working class instead of making the factories and polluting industries reign their pollution in.

Cars only contribute to a fifth of the total carbon dioxide emissions. The main contributers are mostly coal plants and other power plants,refineries, chemical plants, and landfills.

Many conservatives fear a carbon tax would not be accompanied by the corresponding tax cuts, turning it instead into just another revenue-raising scheme for the government or to be used for deficit reduction, as some have proposed.

I hope they listen to them.

posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 11:04 AM
Not as bad as one of our MPs pushing for oxygen tax! Lol

posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 11:11 AM
Dump taxes on the middle class and poor but ease the tax burden on the wealthy. What scum bags.

After seeing what the GOP wants to do to America anyone that is middle class and votes for Mittens is an idiot that votes against their own best interest.

posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 11:12 AM

While no current Republican lawmaker is thought to support the plan, other influential Republicans are on board.

So they cannot find a single republican congressman or senator that supports it but republicans are pushing for it. Yeah ok.

posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 11:15 AM
Now that they have said it, it is only a matter of time before it happens. One way or another they will slip it into a 2700 page bill so we have to pass it to find out what is in it.

posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 01:06 PM
reply to post by Sinny

The Beatles were right after all? lol

posted on Aug, 7 2012 @ 01:51 AM
reply to post by nixie_nox

This topic is intellectually dishonest. Most of the "Republican's" who support it where voted out by the Tea Party for supporting the Bailout and in general being RINO's.

Not a single elected Republican anywhere in the Country is supporting this, at any level of government.

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