A carbon tax bill, called “market based” has reared its ugly head again, proposed by Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick and another Republican congressman to fund building roads, bridges and energy. http://levittownnow.com/2018/08/01/congressman-fitzpatrick-supports-rare-conservative-carbon-tax-proposal/
The bogus carbon tax bill is not based in the free market. It is based on the junk science that says that carbon dioxide is overheating the earth and that polar bears will drown as the sea gets higher. Greenpeace co-founder and former Greenpeace president debunks this pseudo-science: https://www.breitbart.com/radio/2019/03/07/greenpeace-founder-global-warming-hoax-pushed-corrupt-scientists-hooked-government-grants/
Supporters of the carbon tax bill tout that it will strengthen efforts to severely reduce carbon dioxide, a gas we need to grow plants and produce more food. The only thing this bill has to do with the market is that it does business with snake oil salesmen!
Unfounded, unproven alternative energy initiatives cripple the economy. They are underwritten by the government, using tax money to fund this pipe dream. A good example of this is Solyndra, Barry’s boondoggle: The manufacturer of advanced solar panels received a $535 million loan guarantee to build a factory outside of San Francisco.
Solyndra went bankrupt in 2011 amid falling prices for solar panels, and has since served as the poster child for government policy gone bad. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solyndra
Its assets were being auctioned off, and DOE is not expected to recover any meaningful amount of money.
The executives at Solyndra, who contributed to BO’s presidential campaign, walked away with golden parachutes, while we got the shaft.
We all suffer when the economy suffers, especially the homeless. The homeless are the canary in the mine, an early warning for an environment that can no longer sustain life.
The government blocks energy production that works, just as Bucks County government blocks plans to create more shelter for the homeless. The free market has provided clean, affordable energy and has created legitimate jobs, not bogus energy jobs that are artificially propped up by the government.
Taxing people for carbon emissions is counterproductive. Why not start taxing human beings for emitting carbon dioxide? As the Beatles sang, Politicians want to tax just about everything! https://www.bing.com/search?q=The+Beatles+Song+Taxman&FORM=EDGNCT&refig=81c122caa2b7453898edfe6c2247ab1b
We need carbon dioxide, not snake oil from politicians and the media!