Obama and the Democrat party have begun taking initiatives on the environment. Their plan? Set up an energy tax to discourage people from heating their homes and driving all in the name of the unproven science of climate change.
Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi and other top Democrats are calling for environmental legislation against power plants that produce greenhouse gas, gasoline, heating oil and other essentials with a carbon tax on so called greenhouse emissions. In addition, there would be a cap on greenhouse emissions. The administration and Democrats have also admitted that they aim is to discourage greenhouse emissions by raising expenses.
This along with many of the left's new taxes and regulations can explain a negative effect on the business economy. Corporations are already making plans to leave America and move to Low tax Switzerland and other countries to escape the new communist despotism being established in America today. The new environmental regulations are also oppressive to the rich but no more so than on the working poor.
The working poor, those who have no jobs and those who are homeless WILL be the ones affected the most from this legislation. They spend more of their money than the rest of America since they make less and taxes and fees certainly makes that situation even worse for them.
According to the MERI, Maine's tax burden is so large that the working poor faced the most regressive tax system in the nation. That means that poor people must spend more than those not poor and they are less able to save money and are forced into worse poverty than the poor in other states. Its all thanks to Maine's communist government. And liberals? They don't care and don't want to hear about it.
For the rest of America, they will get a bigger taste of poverty with these new taxes. Although the tax is not set to go into place until 2010 or 2012 at the latest, in the words of Rush Limbaugh, it will hit the poor like an atomic bomb.
It also fits well with liberal scams to stay in power. As Rush mentioned, the left whines and caterwalts over how the right wing is causing to earth to get warmer, that we need to emit less greenhouse gas and then work to stop new oil drilling. So all our resources are being untapped and unused and businesses produce less. They succeed in satisfying, the environmental wackos. Then when winter comes and the poor are freezing and dying on the streets of hypothermia and can't afford to pay rent and buy food, they immediately blame the right wing again for oppressing the poor, destroying the economy and preventing welfare. They satisfy the socialists and the poor. They don't think for a minute that government regulations against business is responsible.
So it is in Maine. Maine which experiences the coldest weather around. The poor are forced to depend on taxpayer gypped programs that can't take care of them. Programs like Penquis cap and others are booked solid and cannot help the poor and needy since there is not enough money, primarily because all the taxpayers either ran away or were plundered into poverty by the BIG leftist government of Maine. The rest of country faces a similar debacle like that in Maine thanks to Obama, Pelosi and the Democrats.
Why is this happening? It is because of one of the biggest lies and scams in history since Galtonian Eugenics. The lie that the Earth's climate is changing and getting warmer all because of power plants and automobiles that emit C02 and methane along with other gases that is making the Earth warmer. We have been told this for 40 years. First it was global cooling, then global warming. Now, just climate change.
The climate alarmists do not account for record cold temperatures in the north and for freezing winters. So, Al Gore and his environazi friends call it climate change. they can't make up their minds. It is hilarious to hear Al Gore complain and whine about the Earth warming while temperatures drop. They hold marches in snow protesting and complaining that the government does not do enough to punish prosperity and force us into becoming like the 3rd world.
the poor are always the ones who suffer the most from environmentalism especially in the third world. Developing countries need access to resources and need infrastructure and energy to rise up from poverty and tyranny. A village of mud huts receiving energy and its first lights are a blessing. Liberal environmentalist Nazis do not like this. They want the poor to remain poor so that they can control and manipulate them and continue to scape goat the opposition for their own wrong doings.
Its ironic that they complain since liberals tend to be among the most wealthy in the world and consume more energy and burn more fuel than the rest of us. Al Gore for example uses 20 times more electric power for his mansion than the average homeowner, but wants everyone to be in the dark and shiver in the cold.
The environmentalists by and by do not care about the poor. Environmentalism is a smokescreen for communist oppression in America and abroad. A convenient way to steal resources, to control us by keeping us all ignorant, uneducated and powerless. The left complains that the earth is burning up from greenhouse emissions while the poor are forced to freeze.