Republican Elder Statesman Calls for Carbon Tax

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    Stanford's George Shultz on energy: It's personal

    -George Shultz leads a group preparing to propose a federal tax on carbon to slash U.S. greenhouse gas emissions and oil consumption, a seemingly unlikely policy from a Republican Party statesman.

    Much more at the Stanford News site, I encourage everyone, regardless of your political persuasions or ideological preferences to read this man's considerations and opinions: Stanford's George Shultz on energy: It's personal
     
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    Unfortunately the post is typical of most global warming quasi-scientific theories. Cherry pick a single statement by someone who seems to be influential in politics and ignore the rest of the story hoping that the ignorant anti-Americans will latch on to the concept. Schultz said that Ike was right when he estimated that the US would be in trouble when we imported more than 20% of oil. Today we import about 50% and we are in hock to oil producing countries. There is no substitute for fossil fuel and lefties know it. America is in trouble economically and the socialist criminal conspiracy sees it as their last chance to bring the US down to a 3rd world status.
     
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    you seem to have some irrational and unreasoned tin-foil hat conspiracy theory memes stuck in your head.

    Please feel free to read the entire story as I provided the links and encouraged everyone to do (hardly the definition of "cherry-picking"), and then come back and demonstrate how I misquoted or misrepresented Mr. Shultz's opinion or beliefs about any issue.

    (BTW, I am Republican, myself.)
     
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    Clinton pushed it and it went nowhere.
     
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    George Schultz?...I though he was dead.
     
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    Clinton's 1993 btu tax wasn't properly designed nor would it have been effective at achieving it's purpose. The largest flaw was that it not even partially revenue neutral. Shultz's concept of a carbon tax includes the understanding that you have to combine such taxes with refunds and benefits that remove most if not all of the impact from such taxes upon the individuals who would be most impacted by them.
     
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    Nope, still alive and kicking at 91. Currently a leading figure at the Hoover Institution at Stanford among other things.
     
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    "Peanuts", and worrying about Global Warming... How did he find the time?:lol:
     
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    Just another fucking liberal nothing new.
     
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    You can call him a "Republican Elder Statesman" if you like but his actions show him to be a Globalist who has no allegiance to any Party or Country.
     

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