Please Don’t Tax My Footprint
It seems the liberals have found a new way to absolve their guilt for existing. This time it has to do with carbon footprints and carbon credits.
A carbon credit is a certificate that is worth one tonne of CO2 emissions. These credits are designed to create a real financial cost for businesses that emit CO2. They buy these credits from other companies that might plant so many trees for every carbon credit purchased as a way to offset the CO2 they have emitted or to lower their carbon footprint.
This is relevant because environmentalist claim that we all have a carbon footprint that is attributing to global warming. Recently Al Gore chastised the nation about how we need to lower this footprint before we destroy the planet. You may have noticed that the light bulb police are already on the prowl.
In fact Gore is so dedicated that he is purchasing his carbon credits from Generation Investment Management which is an investment firm that invests other peoples money, for a fee, into stocks of green companies. But surprise, surprise as it turns out Generation Investment Management is owned by, who else, Al Gore.
Mr. Deception is buying carbon credits from himself as a way to drive up the value of green companies like the ones in which he invests. That crafty devil has devised a way to assure his carbon footprint can be as large as he likes while still appearing to save the planet. Just think he throws a big fat guilt bomb at us and profits at the same time.
Now, even more important than Al Gore being a fraud, the real question is what does this mean to you and me? Soon these carbon credits will move from business into our everyday life. They will appear as an environmental tax on such things as cost of fuel, airline fares, if you buy an SUV instead of a “recommended” vehicle, or whatever they determine is attributing to global warming. Since governments already tax everything possible you can bet they will not stand in the way of this new horizon of green taxes.
On your quest for wisdom you must understand that environmentalism is all about control of how you live your life. This carbon footprint scam is simply a precursor for a global tax on the use of all energy. You can expect as always that there will be two sets of rules. One for the creators of this abomination who I might add are already setting up ways to totally exempt themselves from any lifestyle change. The other set for you and I who will be forced to adhere to the new order.