Australia was recently condemned by Al Gore for pulling back from its carbon taxes. Now, the Daily Caller reports that South Korea is showing signs that it may follow Australia’s lead. We can only hope that other nations throw off their shackles.
But Democrats in the United States are doubling down. Even with the possibility of losing the Senate they are openly promising to attempt to impose a new tax on the American people after the elections.
According to CNS News:
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) was asked Monday if Democrats will move a carbon tax bill after the midterm election.
“I sure hope so,” he told a “clean energy” conference call.
The reporter asked Reid what would change after the midterm to put carbon tax legislation back on the table:
“Well, I think what’s happening in the world,” Reid replied. “I mean we have — as we speak, we have wildfires raging in five or six different states in the west. I mean raging.
“I heard in a briefing I had this morning, a big fire in Washington is zero percent contained — zero. You can see the fires burning in the west from satellites miles above the sky. It’s — so there are lots of reasons why we need to take another look at this.”
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) is among the Democrats pushing for a carbon tax, which would raise the price of energy for everyone.
In a speech on the Senate floor last month, Whitehouse said the federal tax code should be used to address climate change.
“I believe carbon-driven climate change hurts our economy, damages our infrastructure, and harms public health,” Whitehouse said on June 25. “Yet those costs are not factored into the cost of fossil fuels. That means the cost of the pollution has been borne by the public.
“I believe we should adopt a carbon fee to correct this market failure and return all its revenue to the American people…”
How is the revenue going to be “returned” to the American people? They will be paying for the carbon taxes in fuel and energy prices. Besides, taxes never go to “the people.” They go to the government for its own benefit.
The point here is that the Democrats really need to be eliminated next year—and then from the presidency in 2016. People who want to raise taxes on energy are fundamental enemies of the American people. People who believe scams and appeal to non-evidence to justify such taxes are frauds. They need to be put out of power.
I would love to believe conservatives will easily beat Democrats, but we can’t afford to take anything for granted.