Tuscaloosa News Editorial: Not all can afford global-warming tax

It’s not often that we support the positions that newspaper editorialists take on issues related to climate-change, but we agree wholeheartedly with the Tuscaloosa News’ editorial “Not all can afford global-warming tax.”

The fact is, there is a huge disparity between the lifestyles of the politicians and environmental activist elites that are praising EPA’s Climate Agenda and the average working families whose quality of life will be diminished by the higher energy costs and job loss that will result from EPA’s overreaching carbon rules. In the coming months, JobKeeper will be highlighting the “carbon footprint hypocrisy” that exists within the environmental activists community. In the meantime, please take a moment to read this editorial and share it with your friends and co-workers.

Tuscaloosa News Editorial: Not all can afford global-warming tax
Published September 26, 2014

Ordinary people should pay more to stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer. They shouldn’t have the freedom of movement that automobiles offer. And they shouldn’t be allowed the luxury of world travel.

So say wealthy corporate executives and plutocrats who claim it’s time for something be done about global warming or climate change; you know, the theory that it’s getting colder because it’s getting warmer.

“The idea long advocated by policymakers, economists and environmental activists is that the world can’t hope to slow the heating of the planet until its cost is incorporated in the everyday activities that contribute to it, such as gas or coal-generated electricity, driving a car, shipping a package or flying around the globe,” reports the Associated Press.

This is what AP reports “hundreds of corporations, insurance companies and pension funds are calling on world leaders gathered for a U.N. summit on climate change” in New York to do. No doubt they made their voices heard from the backseats of stretch limos, the cabins of private jets and the studies of massive mansions.

It’s easy to propose “paying a little more,” whether its taxes or just the cost of everyday items like food or fuel, when you can afford to “pay a little more” and still have more than enough to enjoy those things and plenty others. The people who propose the sacrifices for ordinary working people, the plutocrats and the political elite know that their lifestyles will continue unabated.

Thus they can put their faith in the alleged science of climate change, in computer models that keep missing predictions. It’s easy to be a true believer when the cost is negligible. It’s easy to advocate costly policies that make people feel good while accomplishing little or nothing when your lifestyle rocks on as fat and fine as ever.

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