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Let's keep a tally on the possible taxes for our new 'eco friendly' economy.
-We know companies are going to start being taxed heavily for their carbon foot print, also getting the lovely 'Carbon credit' system (which totally invalidates the purpose of it, but is a nice money maker.)
-If the companies are getting taxed for making our products, or our services, then obviously, the consumer will have to pay, we could see taxes based on the household's 'Carbon footprint'. This is a great money spinner, as at the moment, you have the choice of buying the cheap electrical goods, or the more expensive 'eco-friendly' products (I've seen TV's, refrigerators, freezers, dryers, cookers, Central heating, probably more). If you don't buy the more expensive model, you pay in taxes.
-I see Cars (and bikes, maybe even planes! Public transport?) as a major probability, each car will have a carbon rating, and you will be taxed accordingly, same may go for petrol (I may be wrong, but don't diesel's give off more CO2?).
-If they go this way with the internet, I see know reason why they shouldn't do it with the TV, although they are not trying to censor the TV, they already have (IMO). Either way, why not charge, if people are going to accept it.
There could be more, but I'm out, add them if you think of more!
Also, I think everything may go up in price anyway, as the 'offset' will be passed down to us to cover.
Originally posted by nasdack24k
But I also subscribe to a belief in the theory that the Mystery Religion is behind the NWO, and that the motive behind the goal of global population reduction is to make their elite lifestyles environmentally sustainable.
Simply put; what do my fellow ATSers think of the notion that the green movement is simply a media push to get the masses to accept a peasant lifestyle while the elite continue to enjoy a life of frivolous consumption?