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Carbon tax would increase cost of goods & services for all Americans

To The Daily Sun,

The same people who brought you the RGGI and the Northern Pass want to increase your taxes above what you are paying today by implementing a tax on carbon. This is a very regressive use tax which will harm those with lower income far more than those with higher income. Most of us need transportation, heat and lights. That's what we are talking about adding taxes to.

Carbon tax supporters are trying to persuade all who will listen that the tax is justified as a necessity to protect the environment from climate change. That might be a good thing if it were true ... which it is not. It might be a good thing if it did not threaten to further slow the struggling domestic U.S. economy ... but it does.

The truth is adding a carbon tax in the United States would have no substantial impact on global temperatures. The science says that America is already ahead of the rest of the world in protecting the environment. America has done more, is cleaner and has more safeguards in place than other nations.

Huge amounts of additional taxation of carbon and additional spending in America on the environment will have a marginal impact on the issue globally. The rest of the world is producing more pollutants and producing them faster than America. To affect the issue, to reduce the effects of global climate change, the producers of the pollutants are the ones must slow their rate of production of pollutants.

A $25 American carbon tax would reduce average American household income by $1,400 per year through 2035. It would also increase the prices of goods and services in all American industries. It would eliminate one million American jobs in 2016 alone. Got that? It means less spendable income for everyone and fewer jobs.

Everyone is in favor of clean air. Everyone is in favor of clean water. That does not mean we have to commit economic suicide for an ineffective political gesture. When are we going to stop making cheap political points and start using a little common sense?

Marc Abear

Meredith

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Left has cornered market on good intentions & death & misery prevail

To The Daily Sun,

James Veverka, bless his pea-picking little heart, is trying to rescue me from my life living under a rock. Hey Jimmy, I'm just trying to keep warm as the next ice age approaches.

Mr. Veverka says there is no proof that people are dying from the leftist, warmulist policies. Jimmy, Jimmy, even I have access to cyberspace, despite my rock hard existence. Perhaps read the Daily Mail instead of all the corruptocrat, government and leftist websites that you seem to prefer. That which you tend to peruse with all the tenacity of a heat seeking missile.

Stories abound, even in the mainstream media, about how 250,000 British folks have perished from the cold in recent decades. Ah, but 10,000 have died from the heat in recent decades. So then it is man caused global warming that is killing off the elderly and the poor in some European countries. Well no silly, it is man caused environmental measures that have resulted in power shortages that have killed off those folks in Great Britain and France.

It is the environmental measures put forth by "Big Green" or the billionaires, and their tag along consultants, that have resulted in them getting rich while grandma and grandpa die from heat exposure. So hell-bent on getting rich by pretending to be for the preservation of the planet are these greenies, that they have been shifting much too quickly from reliable fossil fuel sources to wind and solar power. Ah yes, the so-called good intentions of the left have resulted in consistent subsidies for wind and solar while their inconsistent power output, due to the whims of Mother Nature, has resulted in a lack of power that has killed people. Or energy so expensive that they have to choose between heat and food.

So as James has pointed out, public schools are indeed teaching a one-sided story about green energy, while college funding for these courses is drying up. Why even Bill Nye, the beloved "science guy" who teaches our children that we must go green now or die, is pushing for jail time for those who stray from the folklore of climate change consensus.

The left continues to cause death and misery through fraud and subsidy because they believe they have cornered the market on good intentions. Results never seem to matter much to the left. No matter, they will just find a new cause for all of us to join at their behest.

Russ Wiles
Tilton

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