U.S. carbon tax could halve deficit in 10 years: report

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    U.S. carbon tax could halve deficit in 10 years: report
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    U.S. carbon tax could halve deficit in 10 years: report - Yahoo! News

     
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    Yeah it's a great idea to raise the price of absolutely everything instead of putting a leash on the fucking rabid dog that is government spending
     
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    Yep,

    Common sense is gone from Washington, sadly. This would send us into a great depression! :eusa_hand:
     
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    Yep. Glad the Reps were there to stop that batshit crazy bullshit.

    Jesus. Could you imagine if that peice of shit had actually passed. My god. Talk about sinking the economy and the country. Good God.
     
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    You really have to wonder about someone who is naive enough to think that a cap&tax scheme is the answer to the deficit.

    These assholes can't even pass a budget let alone cutting the deficit in half in 10yrs
     
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    The last thing we want is for a tax to be placed on our energy sector. Our economy would drop dead so fast the earth would spin out of control.
     
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    Environmentalists see carbon tax in Obama's second term...
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    Obama backers put carbon tax and other global warming efforts atop re-election agenda
    Thursday, November 1, 2012 - While even he admits disappointment in his first-term record on the fight against climate change, President Obama continues to enjoy strong support from environmentalists who say they are confident he can deliver a carbon tax and other far-reaching measures against global warming in a second term.
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    Eco-Taxes? Study Financed by U.S. Treasury Will Link Tax Code to Carbon Emissions
    November 01, 2012 Coming soon: a green tax code for American businesses and individual taxpayers alike?
     
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    Clinton's proposed BTU tax of ought- '93 was like FAIL. I canvassed The Hill and made sure of it. :D
     
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    Yup.
     

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