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Obama May Levy Carbon Tax to Cut U.S. Deficit, HSBC Says

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by KRSOne, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. KRSOne

    KRSOne Registered User

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    A tax will stop something that has been going on ever since the earth formed. When the price of everything goes up, they will blame the evil corporations and we need more regulations and taxes to teach those evil corporations a lesson.

    Obama to weigh energy boom, climate change in 2nd term


    I love the idea that laws, regulations, and taxes can stop hurricanes.
     
  2. Yesterdays Hero

    Yesterdays Hero She's better than you, Smirkalicious.

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    You still lack anything remotely close to substance.
     
  3. Norm Stansfield

    Norm Stansfield 私は亀が好きだ。

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    The President doesn't levy taxes, Congress does.
     
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  5. MayrMeninoCrash

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    You mean the Bilderbergers, with support from the Reverse Vampires.
     
  6. Motor Head

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  8. KRSOne

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    The EPA creates regulations without congress.
     
  9. Don the Radio Guy

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    The EPA levies fines. That's where this is going.
     
  10. MrAbovePar

    MrAbovePar En Taro Anthony

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    Sadly that's the way things go. One way or the other, we pay for it. Just like how they say taxes are the lowest they've been yet people pay on average 40% of their money to the gov't in one form or another.
     
  11. Cunt Smasher

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    I'm honestly confused, if they need more revenue, why create more regulation and bureaucracy, just raise taxes. The greenies scare the crap out of me, they're worse than jihadists, and justify all kinds of heinous shit under the guise of saving the planet.
    Anybody read recently how rich algore is from carbon credits and whatnot?
     
  12. MrAbovePar

    MrAbovePar En Taro Anthony

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    Because taxes require congressional approval and are easy to quantify. Regulatory fees are harder to nail down specifically who gets them and how much to the degree that can be put on a bumper sticker.

    You go "regulations cost business lots of money each year" and people go "huh" but you say "the corporate tax rate is x%" well then you have a panic on your hands.
     
  13. Cunt Smasher

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    Makes sense, thanks. Not to bash, but very easy in that scenario to give out waivers too.
     
  14. Ballbuster1

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    Exactly and in the end we'll pay for it.
    Companies won't eat the losses.
    They'll increase their prices for goods and services
    or start trimming the workforce to make up for it.

    The govt doesn't need more money. It needs to
    stop spending and wasting what it collects.
     
  15. Neckbeard

    Neckbeard I'm Team Piggy!

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    Oh, so now he cares about the deficit? Obama cares about two things. This is the real conspiracy to worry about, not the prison planet nonsense.
    1. Cloward.
    2. Piven.

    Destroy capitalism and social democracy by burdening the system with a criminal and parasite underclass that then forms your voting coalition and then the "proletariat" for a revolution in America.
    Eventually the idea of capitalism and work for yourself and your family would be replaced by an all-encompassing welfare state for the poor (means tested welfare) and then the exclusive welfare state for "the poor" would be replaced by a Communistic system of a "guaranteed income."

    This idea was published as the Great Society programs were passing in 1966. The title was "The Weight Of The Poor: A Strategy To End Poverty"
    http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2010/03/24-4

    Crucial to this strategy is getting enough people on welfare, who do not pay taxes, who will never give up current benefits and always vote for candidates who will give more to the welfare system and expand it.
    This idea is the "voting coalition" part.

    This reasoning is why democracy and representative republics always fail into a sort of lower class mob mentality with an elite, monied aristocracy giving away goodies and planning the economy.

    Aristotle noted it. Alexis de Tocqueville noted this about 200 years ago about America.

    “ The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money. A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been 200 years."

    I think America is past the sell-by date.
     
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  16. Don the Radio Guy

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    Ever notice how quiet the libtards get every time Cloward and Piven are brought up?
     
  17. Party Rooster

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    I was never a big fan of Entourage.
     

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