CARBON TAX: Neither A Conservative Nor A Free Market Idea — Here’s PROOF

Written by Michael Cummings on February 10, 2017

We’re now a few weeks into the Trump administration, and we have reason to be optimistic. With people like Mike Pompeo (CIA), James Mattis (Defense), Betsy DeVos (Education), and Jeff Sessions (Attorney General), our country is already in better hands.

Let’s be honest, it’s great to see the Democrats in a whistling, flaming spiral of defeat. If it weren’t for the wanton property destruction and violence perpetrated by Leftist thugs like on the University of California Berkeley campus, we could rejoice with every Leftist tear, and use them to grease our guns.

Riots aside, it’s quite a fun spectacle to watch, and a long time coming.

Make no mistake, however, the Republicans are dousing themselves in gas, and striking a match.

A group of prominent Republicans and business leaders backing a tax on carbon dioxide were taking their case Wednesday to top White House aides, including chief economic adviser Gary Cohn.

The group, including former Treasury Secretaries Hank Paulson and James Baker, is pressing President Donald Trump to tax carbon dioxide in exchange for abolishing a slew of environmental regulations. They unveiled their plan with a press conference in Washington and an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal.

“We know we have an uphill slog to get Republicans interested in this,” Baker said before heading to the White House. But “a conservative, free-market approach is a very Republican way of approaching the problem.”

Imposing a tax on water vapor represents neither conservatism nor the free market, but apparently it’s now a Republican thing. I don’t get it. Over and over we learn how the data proving manmade catastrophic global warming is falsified. Just the other day, a report came out of NOAA from a whistleblower that the scientists hid data proving a pause in the rise in global temperatures. Maybe it’s me, but if whistleblowers keep popping up on your side, maybe your side isn’t full of integrity, and you shouldn’t be taken seriously until you can get your facts straight.

If in this article you replaced Hank Paulson and James Baker with Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, it could easily have been written by the Democrat Underground.

Let’s dig deeper, shall we?

The blueprint involves a $40 tax on every metric ton of carbon dioxide released by burning fossil fuels, with the price climbing over time. To avoid an undue burden on the poor from the higher energy bills that would result, the projected $200 billion to $300 billion in annual revenue would be redistributed to households in the form of quarterly checks from the Social Security Administration. Families of four would see an average annual payout of $2,000 under the plan.

Don’t look now, folks, but I think we have a Republican-led, wealth redistribution scheme. By the way, if you thought Mitt Romney had learned his lesson about conservatism, think again.

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney described the proposal in a tweet as a “thought-provoking plan from highly respected conservatives to both strengthen the economy and confront climate risks.”

The article goes on to say Trump is officially against the idea of a carbon tax, but is it that far-fetched an idea that if he were to gut a good chunk of Rick Perry’s EPA, a compromise to “get things done” might be in the mix? After all, despite the Make America Great Again slogan, in the last few days we learned in Trump’s interview with Bill O’Reilly that the president respects Russian dictator Vladimir Putin, and thinks America isn’t innocent. Overall, I like President Trump, but this isn’t a man dedicated to conservative principles.

And here is where it all makes sense. Elon Musk, a very smart entrepreneur and successful man, is also one of the world’s largest welfare recipients, and has President Trump’s ear. Sounds to me like Musk is lobbying Trump to kill off some of his competition:

Tesla, Inc. founder Elon Musk also has pressed the Trump administration on the issue. It could benefit his electric vehicle business by driving more consumers away from gasoline-fueled automobiles.

I don’t know if I’ll ever be a Republican again, but I’ll guarantee you this: I’m not ever paying a carbon tax.

photo credit: Leonard J Matthews what of prosperity via photopin (license)

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Michael Cummings
Michael A. Cummings has a Bachelors in Business Management from St. John's University in Collegeville, MN, and a Masters in Rhetoric & Composition from Northern Arizona University. He has worked as a department store Loss Prevention Officer, bank auditor, textbook store manager, Chinese food delivery man, and technology salesman. Cummings wrote position pieces for the 2010 Trevor Drown for US Senate (AR) and 2012 Joe Coors for Congress (CO) campaigns.