doing the carbon tax correctly

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    Despite these benefits, many predicted the B.C. Liberals would pay a price for this new tax -- including the NDP, who tried to make it a major election issue. However, the Liberals were re-elected with a larger majority in 2009. While one can't say the carbon tax helped them, it certainly didn't hurt.

    And the initiative is drawing global praise. Harvard business professor Michael Porter -- a world-renowned competitiveness guru -- recently stated: "The right policy regime is a carbon tax, and the province of British Columbia has pretty much got it right." The director of the U.K.'s Green Fiscal Commission, Dr. Paul Ekins, went even further, calling B.C.'s policy "a model for the world."

    The early results of B.C.'s carbon tax experiment are in, and they look positive. At a time when political leadership on climate change is sorely lacking, B.C. has stuck its neck out and done what most experts say is the right thing. Let's hope other governments -- in Ottawa, Washington and around the world -- are watching.
     
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    Even 1.18 a litre for gas hasn't got t us out of our cars. But it has produced lots of tax revenue.
     
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    doing the carbon tax correctly: don't do the carbon tax.

    carbon gives life and food. plus, we are carbon based lifeforms. the more carbon the better.
     
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    So far it's just a tax. We'll see what the '09 emissions figures look like when they're relased.
     
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    Salt is absolutely essential to life. So why don't you just up and eat a quart of it? I mean, after all, it is essential to life, therefore it cannot harm you.
     
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    In this thread:

    Old Rocks explains that sodium chloride is exactly the same as carbon dioxide. Well played, sir.
     
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    Cap and tax is bullshit and is not needed.

    What is needed is for science to get to work and Government to govern, instead of penalize and direct.
     
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    What is needed is for the money being pissed down the rathole of GW "research" be dirrected to something useful that will actually accomplish something beneficial to man.
     
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    The best way to institute a carbon tax is to surgically attach carbon meters to the mouths and noses of every person and draft a dime out of their checking accounts every time they exhale.

    While we're at it we can attach a heart monitor and assess a per heartbeat fee because after all cradle to grave government care has to be paid for somehow.
     
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    Oh those crafty Canadians, they really get their shit right sometimes.

    For the record, using less fossil fuel is a positive thing regardless of climate change. It's a finite resource that's rapidly diminishing and getting more expensive and damaging to produce, the vast majority of countries don't have it or don't have enough and have to spend billions/trillions every year to get it (Forrrnnn Oil!!), and it leads to all sorts of nasty little things like what we witnessed this summer down in the Gulf and are continuing to witness in many other 'Gulfs' around the world. Being the crude commodity it is, any random rapid increase in prices like what happened back a couple of summers ago fucks both importing countries and exporting countries (their people, anyways) and as an extension to that, it props up all sorts of unsavory characters in the Middle East and elsewhere and then gives excuses to people in power of sending other people's children to die to protect their share under false pretenses, but that's a discussion for another time.
     
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