Marita Noon: 2007–a great year for growing bad legislation like the ethanol mandate
Compared to 2007, several things are different today. The big one is the economy. We, as a country, were still living large in 2007. We were also still dependent on oil from overseas and our purchases were funding terrorism. Plus, it was, then, generally believed by many that our globe was warming—and it was our fault because of burning fossil fuels. When presented with the idea of growing our gasoline, even though it might cost more, it seemed worth it—after all, what was a few cents a gallon to thumb our nose at the Middle East and save the planet?
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Tags: addiction to oil
, Carbon Tax
, CO2 Emissions
, Energy Policy
, ethanol subsidies
, John Podesta
, Senator Franken
, Tax Credits
Marita Noon: Australia shoots down climate lobby’s scare mongering
Australia’s carbon tax proponents treated people with contempt and vilified anyone who dared question their vision. Now, they have been shamed as the people have been heard and the carbon tax has been repealed in a move that worries greens around the globe.
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Don Beyer Promises to Tax Virginians Into Oblivion (Video)
Via Friends of Don Beyer, this video is a couple of months old but, the ‘progressive carbon tax’ he promises to support in the video should frighten every Virginian. With no significant warming occurring in the last 17 years, is this tax really necessary? What does a tax like this mean for Virginia families?
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Nick Rahall (D, West Virginia) and the carbon tax.
This ad from the American Energy Alliance against Congressman Nick Rahall is not precisely subtle: …which does not mean that it’s incorrect. Basically: in 2013 Rahall voted for the Progressive Caucus’s budget amendment. Said amendment relied on a carbon tax; carbon taxes are bad news to West Virginia coal miners, given that you tax things when you don’t want more of it; and Nick Rahall | Read More »
Is There a Carbon Tax in Your Future?
Amid the Fiscal Cliff foolishness, a carbon tax may offer conservatives a chance to “green their brand” while giving statists a tool to hobble the economy.
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How to Increase Unemployment 101
It is always astounding to see politicians attempt to lead a horse to water AND make him drink. I read this morning an article in Telegraph.co.uk Business facing a wave of green taxes Thousands of British businesses will be liable for significant fines and charges under a new government “green tax” scheme. Companies that fail to register their energy use by next month will be | Read More »
Big Oil Sell Out?
I don’t know who disgusts me more — Sen. Graham, or the oil companies. Senators consider gasoline tax as part of climate bill Estimates put it in the range of 15 cents a gallon. Some oil companies are on board with the plan because it would cost them far less than other proposals to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Leading voices in the Senate are considering | Read More »
Arbeit Macht … Warm?
In a single Huffington Post column, NASA’s famous warmist-alarmist Dr. James Hansen invokes Godwin’s Law on climate change, criticizes President Obama for his lack of stalwart leadership in that area, and offers a climate change solution that would also discourage illegal immigration. Seriously. Obama’s Second Chance on the Predominant Moral Issue of This Century The predominant moral issue of the 21st century, almost surely, will | Read More »
Is the United States sick?
It would appear so. At least as depicted by our president, Barack Hussein Obama. During his campaign, BHO declared that it was time for ‘change’. Change that we can believe in. Change that would redirect the growth of this country. A change that would bring the United States back to the forfront of humanity and provide the ability for the United States of America to | Read More »
Guess Who’s Warning of a “Speculative Bubble” in Carbon Credits?
No, it’s not the American Petroleum Institute, the American Coal Council or some right-wing think tank. Or even Francis Cianfrocca. It’s the Friends of the Earth. The Friends of the Freakin’ Earth. You won’t find me quoting them often. But in a March report titled Subprime Carbon: Re-thinking the World’s Largest New Derivatives Market, Michelle Chan with the FOE does a fine job of laying | Read More »
Cap & Trade Transparency Act
With the EPA’s ruling last week regarding CO2, the odds we will get an economy killing Cap & Trade tax shoved down our throats are significantly higher. How are we to fight back against this menace? One idea I had and shared with my GOP Congressman, John Boozman (D-AR), was an amendment attached to the Waxman/Markey bill, if that’s the carbon tax vehicle of choice, | Read More »
Huckleberry Hound reality bites Obama agenda
The Dawn of Blue Dawg Democrat Power? Cockstradamus, Gamecock’s erstwhile prognosticating alter ego, read the usually eternal optimist DeVine’s Winter of Discontent survives Vernal Equinox gloom and doom entry over the weekend and immediately ended Sabbatical II in Cancun to crow at the Dawn of Reality Bites meets Huckleberry Hound, and a few I told you so’s given that PBS and the History Channel still | Read More »
Obama talks fiscal responsibility, but delivers a $1.75 trillion dollar deficit budget (With yet another bank bailout)
I’ve come to understand that whenever Obama promises something, it is time to expect the opposite. Nowhere is that more apparent than when it comes to fiscal responsibility. This budget does not deliver whatsoever when it comes to that. I knew it was a joke when he talked about slashing the deficit in half in four years. That’s unacceptable. It needs to be balanced. Period. | Read More »
451 page bailout includes carbon tax.
This diary entry will not be well-phrased eloquent prose. But I felt motivated to pass along a report I received today from the Marc Morano, a staff member of Sen. James Inhoff R-OK, the ranking member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. I have not been a fan of the bailout plan mostly due to the fact I knew so little of it. | Read More »