Posted by: Scott Lee | May 23, 2008

Carbon Tax

SAN FRANCISCO — Air pollution regulators in the San Francisco Bay area voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to approve new rules that impose fees on businesses for emitting greenhouse gasses.

Do you remember Catholic church selling indulgences?  Just saying!

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District’s board of directors voted 15-1 to charge companies 4.4 cents per ton of carbon dioxide they emit, an agency spokeswoman said.

15-1?  Wow, there is no more hope for the left coast.  Get out while you can!

Experts say the fees, which cover nine counties in the Bay Area, are the first of their kind in the country.

Goody!  First of their kind…does this mean we can expect more of this?

“It doesn’t solve global warming, but it gets us thinking in the right terms,” said Daniel Kammen, a renewable energy expert at the University of California, Berkeley. “It’s not enough of a cost to change behavior, but it tells us where things are headed. You have to think not just in financial terms, but in carbon terms.”

Berkeley..that says it all, doesn’t it!  You can’t solve a problem that doesn’t exist but you can implement communism/socialism with this scam.  He is right about one thing… tells us where we are headed!  Scared? You should be!

More than 2,500 businesses will be required to pay the proposed fees. About seven power plants and oil refineries would have to pay more than $50,000 a year, but the majority of businesses would pay less than $1, according to district estimates.

No!  Who cares about that! It is just a $1!  These evil companies should pay more taxes anyway and it won’t have any effect on me or the people buying their products (I just threw up in my mouth a little, that was hard to say!)

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