Friday, June 20, 2008

Will someone ever ask "Why?"!

We have heard the Liberal "Green Shift" plan.
We have seen the BC Government's carbon tax.
Pundits are debating the details of revenue neutrality, transfers of wealth, and effect on consumer behaviour.

Will someone please ask the question "What impact will this new tax have on global temperatures?"

The most honest response to this basic question would sound very much like crickets chirping. But you will hear reassuringly sweet words instead. "We must do our part" will be the theme. Our part of what?

At the end of the day, bureaucracies will grow, new tax revenues will slosh around the system and splash into new areas that could not possibly survive without the public teat, and not one lick of difference will be made to the actual climate of the planet, nor to the quality of the air that we breathe.

Cui bono? Not you, not me, and definitely not the environment.

2 comments:

JR said...

Haven't you heard, Halfwise? "The debate is over. The science is settled". Global warming is here and is caused by us! So, "we must do our part". Everyone benefits:)

Even John McCain said so at the Economic Club of Toronto today. But then maybe he missed the Deniers series.

Halfwise said...

Geez I must have lost track of my spot in the script. Let me see about finding it again.

ps nice work with a link embedded in a comment. Howdja do that?