Friday, April 13, 2007

A Simple, Effective Tax

Andrew Sullivan has a post up at the Daily Dish concerning Steve Chapman's take on climate change and how to deal with it in his column.

Steve is pretty much on the mark, but as usual Mr. Sullivan slips off into his conservative dream world. Here's what he says:
It's the truly conservative response to an emerging problem. It's simple, involves as little government bureaucracy as possible, and will unleash the private sector to do its magic.

What he is referring to is a "simple, effective, carbon tax".

When has any tax been simple, much less effective? If he is looking for anything conservative he would have to look a long time to find it in Washington. The so-called "conservatives" posing as republicans have spent this country into bankruptcy with pork and poorly planned entitlements.
The "conservatives" in Washington are more akin to radicals than conservatives.

As long as King George is in office there will no carbon tax or any other kind and if by some miracle you got one passed it would have to be offset by cuts elsewhere and that's where the politics will come in. The special interests will be taken care of and the people will be screwed.

Spare me the talk of anything conservative Mr. Sullivan, it's just a legend.

Jim M


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

The adminstration's refusal to even address the subject of accountability while pouring billions of dollars into all their ill planned projects, wars, relief efforts, etc is very scary.

1:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah another tax that's just what we need. I'd agree with this tax if it meant we cut every other tax. and that's the only way

2:02:00 PM  
Blogger Jim Martin said...

If you cut taxes you have to cut spending. If you start a war, you have to come up with some way to pay for it.
You can't get something for nothing unless you work for the government.
A carbon tax, fine. Offset a tax and spending somewhere else.

2:18:00 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Unleash the private sector to do its magic? Sullivan must be referring to the sleight of hand tricks private companies like Halliburton, KBR and Blackwater Security have used to pocket tons of taxpayer money.

3:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

kathy- those companies are about as much a part of the private sector as George Bush is a cowboy. they are fed on our tax dollars and are full of ex government employees.

jim- yeah exactly, cut spending. and don't start any wars. problem solved

3:14:00 PM  

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