www.cbc.ca, June 16, 2006 – The carbon tax: The pros and cons of a tax on fossil fuels – This article has some background to Canadian and international carbon tax proposals.
“could be any number of measures designed to increase the cost of burning fossil fuels like oil, gas and coal.”
Jeffrey Sachs of Columbia University,
“has long argued for a global carbon tax, to be designed and administered by the UN so as to keep countries on an even footing. “
Is it a hardship?
“…If it is not passed along to consumers (as Quebec seems to want), then how does it modify behaviour? If it is, it could be a hardship for those who already have trouble heating their homes or using their vehicles for work or competing against cut-rate products from places like China and India. “
Federally, the Liberals proposed a carbon tax in their 2008 election platform (“Green Shift”).
A site that promotes the carbon tax religion – as if it’s a righteous thing to steal money from people with a moralizing tone – supplies some details about the Quebec and British Columbia carbon taxes: Where Carbon is Taxed (www.carbontax.org, updated: November 28, 2009)
And of course, advocates always say it’s “revenue neutral”. Even if the government continued to give money back to you, which is very unlikely, it is a foot in the door for the new type of controlled society. A new method of control, for engineering your life – for the sake of a fraudulent doctrine.
Energy and carbon dioxide production is essential to our lives. So our behavior will be altered. Products will be more expensive. We will be colder. We will travel less. We will be poorer. And that’s the idea. It’s the “post-industrial” society.
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