A Republican's push for a carbon tax

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    Carbon tax gets unusual support

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    Doesn't surprise me, there are a lot of intelligent and reasonable Republicans.
     
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    Unless solar and wind can be as cheap as coal it's morally wrong. People have to choose between gas in their car and food as it is...Raising the price of gas, while renewables are more expensive is going to hurt people. Can you understand this?
     
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    The price of fuel goes up, but the carbon tax pays payroll taxes and funds quarterly or annual refund checks. The tax is a net-zero tax, but they create a disincentive to use fossil fuels and an incentive to improve efficiency and carbon neutral power and transportation.
     
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    You mean there are sleazy weasel Republicans, just like Democrats. The problem with promises to lower existing taxes in exchange for some new tax is that eventually the existing taxes get raised back up to their previous levels when the voters aren't looking.

    This is a classic bait and switch tactic. The European suckers fell for it when they voted for VAT taxes. They were promised their income taxes would be lowered, but now those taxes are right back where they were before the VAT.
     
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    Perhaps people should learn to use their cars less.
     
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    What happen to freedom? Wasn't that what this nation supposed to be about. :eusa_shhh:
     
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    One should be as concerned about what is good for the country, and the world.
     
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    Yeah, in a perfect world....

    Unfortunately we are required to work and raise kids... Trust me, I use mine as little as possible.

    They can tax anything they want to, but as long as they keep spending like there is no tomorrow.. we will NEVER get this nation back on track.

    The problem is in Washington DC, not under the hood of my truck :mad:
     
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    Im laughing................more leftist fantasies.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/07/us/politics/07carbon.html?_r=1

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/26/science/earth/26climate.html


    The House is going to remain red until at least 2020 ( due to governors redistricting efforts ). Only those with fabulous imaginations think a carbon tax is happening soon................even the New York Times knows its laughable.
     
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    More people should be like you, many people are just too damn lazy.
     

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