Monday, April 20, 2009

The biggest tax increases on the poor ever?

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Globalist shills smile as their war on the middle class and poor marches on.

"I can make a firm pledge," Obama said in Dover, N.H., on Sept. 12. "Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes."

He repeatedly vowed "you will not see any of your taxes increase one single dime."

"No one making less than $250,000 under Barack Obama's plan will see one single penny of their tax raised," Joe Biden said, "whether it's their capital gains tax, their income tax, investment tax, any tax."

Having already broken that promise, it's on to the next scheme for bleeding the poor and the middle class.

That scheme would be cap and trade.

Let's get something straight. Air pollution is never a good thing. I remember first visiting Birmingham, AL in the 60s's. It was a smokey polluted city the likes of which I had never seen and didn't want to go back there. Some will remember
Los Angeles around that same time. Alerts were common warning parents not to let their children play outside.

The improvement today is dramatic compared to then and reduction of tailpipe emissions was extremely helpful. Particulates and carbon monoxide was the problem, not CO2. Some would also include the destruction of the US manufacturing base as contributing to cleaner air. Again it was mostly particulates causing the problems. More elimination of manufacturing will be the result of carbon taxes with no noticeable increase in air quality. Where will the jobs come from?

How will people pay for the increased utility bills that will be coming?

A conversation with a local electric company worker last week confirmed what we had heard. More houses in the TVA empire had their electricity cut off this winter than ever before in history.
Carbon taxes will put the strain on on working families, the aged and the poor beyond what we can even imagine.

Barack Obama: "Under my plan...electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket"


The numbers on the scheme vary but here's one analysis.
In dealing with the perceived problem of CO2 emissions, Congress is considering a cap-and-trade system. A cap-and-trade system called the Climate Security Act that was scuttled last year is on the agenda again this year.

The rationale behind cap-and-trade is that high C02 emissions will cause increasingly severe global warming and we thus should force reductions in the use of the fossil fuels that generate most of the C02 emissions.

Cap-and-trade is basically carbon rationing. Government would decide how much carbon dioxide we as a country would emit in a given year (the cap) and print a number of ration cards. These would be auctioned off and allow companies to buy and sell them (the “trade” part). The idea is the cap would force the U.S. economy to consume a lot less fossil fuel.

There are huge problems with this approach:

The Congressional Budget Office said “Most of the cost of meeting a cap on CO2 emissions would be borne by consumers, who would face persistently higher prices for products such as electricity and gasoline.” The Science Applications International Corp. estimates residential rates would rise between 28 percent and 33 percent by 2020 and between 101 percent and 129 percent by 2030.

In addition, the cap-and-trade bill would raise gas prices at the pump between 41 cents and $1 per gallon by 2030.

The Federal Energy Information Administration said the bill would result in a 9½ percent drop in manufacturing output down the road.

The Obama administration says it would cost ratepayers $650 billion over a 10-year period, but many believe the real number would be between $1 trillion and $2 trillion.

According to the George C. Marshall Institute, the administration’s cap-and-trade plan would create a 3 percent reduction of our gross domestic product in 2015 and a 10 percent reduction in 2050.

Putting a price on CO2 is like a regressive tax because poor and middle-income folks spend proportionately more of their money on such necessities as gasoline, groceries and home heating.

A really great inequity would fall on those parts of the United States that rely most heavily on coal to generate power — the Midwest, South and Plains. Missouri, which gets 81 percent of its electricity from coal-fired plants, would be one of the hardest-hit states.

An additional proposal tied to cap-and-trade is the “renewable portfolio standard,” which would mandate that utilities generate a percentage of their electricity from renewable resources such as wind or solar. Nuclear power does not qualify. The law would also provide subsidies for wind and solar power. Government shouldn’t really be in the business of picking winning and losing technologies. Price signals are always better than planned economies.

Another major problem with cap-and-trade is simple economics: China and India will never endanger their own economic growth and the opportunity to lift their populations out of poverty merely to placate Americans. So investments and jobs would go to nations with lower costs because they do not have climate regimes. We would become much less competitive internationally.

All this taxation, cost increases and reduction of individual liberty would be in pursuit of something that might or might not be a problem. Oh, and by the way, it would reduce temperatures a projected 7/10 of one degree by 2070. {more}


If dual citizen Rahm Emanuel is pushing for carbon taxes, you can bet it's a scam.

An energy bill will land on President Obama’s desk “at the end of this first year of Congress,” White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel predicted Sunday.

“We’re going to alter how we deal with our energy policy,” Emanuel said on ABC’s “This Week.” “And what I think is going to happen is that Congress will deal with this part of the energy policy; they’ll deal with the resource investments into alternative energy. They’ll also deal with the way we bring more efficiency into the system. ...I do know this. At the end of this first year of Congress, there will be an energy bill on the president’s desk.”

A House Energy and Commerce subcommittee begins hearings this week on a draft bill addressing climate-change legislation. Full committee Chairman Henry A. Waxman , D-Calif., has said he expects to complete work on a measure, which will probably include a controversial cap-and-trade system to regulate emissions, before Congress leaves for its next break around Memorial Day.

Lawmakers are under heightened pressure to address the issue after the EPA issued a finding that could lead to federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions. The agency issued a “proposed endangerment finding” on April 17 that says carbon dioxide and five other gases threaten public health by triggering climate change. The document also says emissions from motor vehicles are contributors to global warming.

The EPA finding was a response to a 2007 Supreme Court decision that found greenhouse gases are pollutants and directed the agency to determine if they threaten the public. The agency will now consider regulations for motor vehicles and possibly electric power plants under the Clean Air Act (PL 101-549).

The draft House bill would limit greenhouse gas emissions, but also pre-empt the EPA from regulating them under several existing standards that apply to conventional pollutants, such as smog and soot.

“The goals are having an energy policy in which America is independent of its tie to foreign oil and having a policy in which America basically has an energy policy that frees itself from exporting $700 billion of wealth to the Mideast,” Emanuel said. “Now, we have to make the decision, which is what the president’s always said, it is better, on an issue of this size and magnitude, and in an effect on the economy, that Congress and the White House come up with a set of policies that deal with greenhouse gas emissions and our energy policy.”

When asked about resistance to the cap-and-trade proposal — those opposed have argued it will lead to a tax increase — Emanuel said, “When you have something of this magnitude, there’s going to be people that raise objections, because it’s a big change. Our goal is to get that done. We will see.

“You’re asking me right before the legislative process starts to make that prediction. I do think this, that even those who object to particulars know that we have to deal with this part of our energy policy and that the challenge now is, rather than to criticize and rather than say no, rather than to say never, is to provide ideas. And that has yet to happen from the other side.” {more}


Huffington Press has its own page for climate change. Fear remains the number 1 tactic for stealing your money whether it is global warming, the 'war on terror,' 'the war on drugs,' collapse of the economy unless we bailout the bankers or any number of other lying agendas.


When you follow the money in a carbon tax world, it always leads to the globalist central bankers, including our very own Federal Reserve. No surprise there.

Here's one person's take on the banks and carbon taxes.
Obama does not work for the people, nor does he answer to the people, he works solely for, and answers only to the Wall Street elite and the international bankers. Their agenda and Barack’s is to:

Bring the United States under the complete regulatory control of a private offshore super bank, known as the Bank of the World.

More then a hundred new taxes are now being planned under the umbrella of curbing “Greenhouse gases”. The new taxes will be paid directly to this new bank consortium. At the producer level taxes will be paid on farm animals’ “farts”. There will be taxes on all forms of meat, such as beef, pork, lamb, etc., on the consumer level.. All cars are to be fitted with satellite tracking boxes that will tax driving by the mile, and an added tax will be added to all fossil fuels including motor oil and natural gas. All plastic products will have a carbon tax added. Outdoor space heaters and fire places will be taxed. All electricity produced by coal powered plants will be taxed. Under the Cap and Trade system, citizens will be forced to pay taxes on thousands of products; there will be taxes on light bulbs, water and garbage collection, taxes on air, train, bus, ship travel, and medicine, steel production, mining, clothing, laundry, asphalt, are just a few of the new taxes to be levied.

The idea that the planet is getting warmer and that human activity is some how responsible is a pseudo scientific fraud, it is a huge lie.

Global warming caused by human activity? The Obama administration’s answer to this false crap is carbon tax plus cap-and-trade, according to the wishes of Al Gore, Prince Charles and basically the entire world banking community. What they are trying to do is perpetuate the current system where the bankers rule the world and the rest of us get the crumbs from the table.

If you put on cap-and-trade, and a global warming carbon tax, what you will end up doing is destroy human society; it will cause genocide on a global scale. The deaths will be measured in the hundreds of millions, perhaps in the billions. The idea of global warming will mean NO development in Africa, No development for the poorest parts of Asia, and no world economic recovery of any kind, ever. Therefore it is extremely important to expose the fraud of global warming. {more}


The republicans will give lip service to fighting the carbon taxes. The democrats will be mostly for it while whining that it should be a bi-partisan issue. The two party system will once again fail us and the bankers and large corporations will win. Climate change will continue as it always has. Centralization of energy supplies will not change.

War and the actions of the military/industrial complex war machine are rarely mentioned as a source of world pollution. The pentagon is our biggest polluter.
Israel is ratcheting up the rhetoric against Iran...What would be the timetable for Israel strike on Iran.? Increasing the use of depleted uranium armaments and possibly nuclear weapons would be an environmental disaster the likes of which man made CO2 cannot compete with.
Maybe if we stopped the wars and potential wars that are only for the profit of the few, ended our occupations, closed overseas military bases and brought our troops home we would have the money to use towards cleaning up real environmental problems without adding another scam tax.

The beat, or the beating of the middle class and poor, goes on. Paying up to the piper's tune.

I breathe, therefore I am a killer.

4 comments:

  1. The high cost of fuel negatively affects every sector of our economy from higher production and shipping costs to increased costs of electricity and fuel driven services. This past year did serious damage to our economy and society. There could be no better investment in America than to invest in energy independence. Create cheap clean electricity, badly needed new green collar jobs and reduce our dependence on foreign oil. What a win-win situation that would be for our economy, society and environment. Jeff Wilson has a profound new book out called The Manhattan Project of 2009 Energy Independence Now. There could be no better investment of bail out money than to invest in energy independence. http://www.themanhattanprojectof2009.com We seriously need to get on with energy independence.

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  2. These would be auctioned off and allow companies to buy and sell them (the “trade” part). ------

    I bet Wall Street is drooling over this cap and trade shell game.
    They need someway to force the suckers back to the casino, since many wised up, bailed out and ain't going back.

    Reagan didn't increase taxes, he just "enhanced the revenue stream."

    If Rahm the EVIL is worried about so much money going to the ME, I know where we can save an instant 30+ billion a year.

    Much more than that, if you add in all the price increaeses Arab states tacked onto their oil so they could try and buy weapons to keep up with the annual advanced weaponry giveaway Uncle Sucker hands over to that SLC.

    Plus, wean the Pentagon off it's oil addiction, since they're one of the largest addicts.

    You can damn well bet the Pentagon won't be exposed to this cap and trade fraud.

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  3. Don't worry. You should be used to the lies by now.

    They know what you don't, but I do!

    Peak oil has come and gone. That's one reason this so-called economic crisis "was created". Don't get me wrong here, there are truly economic problems but they were brought on by the central banks and their corrupt patsies (like our officials).

    In case you didn't get it the first time....WE HAVE REACH AND EXCEEDED PEAK OIL. There is such shortage of oil the economic crisis was created to slow down economies. the next solution is DEPOPULATION. That will occur through (phase 1)...starvation. After that, lack of shelter, disease and starvation will lead to billions more dying.

    The new tax on carbon will create another burden on poor and middle class, and they are the next to go.

    Its not completely their fault. They know people are like a herd of buffalo. They have a stampede mentality. That was evident when oil was at $147/barrel. It should be that high now, or higher. But, that is under control by the power that be, and because world economies have slowed

    The diseased inbred leaders that dictate our lives, will continue to deal with us like sheep, IF THAT'S WHAT YOU WANT!!

    I know you know nothing about this, otherwise, you would be angry and concerned and demanding change.

    Nothing happens accidentally. everything is orchestrated with careful planning. Chaos, confusion and complexity has been your daily bread. You need only to thank your leaders and those of you who refuse to stay informed.

    I wish you all luck. Enjoy the last days. And although you think I'm full of sh$t now, you will remember what I said at a time later down the road. Only then it will be too late.

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  4. Ex-Italy Pres - 9-11 Was
    CIA/Mossad Operation
    By the Staff of American Free Press
    4-15-9


    Former Italian President Francesco Cossiga, who revealed the existence of Operation Gladio, has told Italy's oldest and most widely read newspaper that the 9-11 terrorist attacks were run by the CIA and Mossad, and that this was common knowledge among global intelligence agencies. In what translates awkwardly into English, Cossiga told the newspaper Corriere della Sera:

    "All the (intelligence services) of America and Europeknow well that the disastrous attack has been planned and realized from the Mossad, with the aid of the Zionist world in order to put under accusation the Arabic countries and in order to induce the western powers to take part in Iraq and Afghanistan."

    Cossiga was elected president of the Italian Senate in July 1983 before winning a landslide election to become president of the country in 1985, and he remained until 1992.

    Cossiga's tendency to be outspoken upset the Italian political establishment, and he was forced to resign after revealing the existence of, and his part in setting up, Operation Gladio. This was a rogue intelligence network under NATO auspices that carried out bombings across Europe in the 1960s, 1970s and '80s. Gladio's specialty was to carry out what they termed "false flag" operations-terror attacks that were blamed on their domestic and geopolitical opposition.

    In March 2001, Gladio agent Vincenzo Vinciguerra stated, in sworn testimony, "You had to attack civilians, the people, women, children, innocent people, unknown people far removed from any political game. The reason was quite simple: to force the public to turn to the state to ask for greater security."

    Cossiga first expressed his doubts about 9-11 in 2001, and is quoted by 9-11 researcher Webster Tarpley saying "The mastermind of the attack must have been a sophisticated mind, provided with ample means not only to recruit fanatic kamikazes, but also highly specialized personnel. I add one thing: it could not be accomplished without infiltrations in the radar and flight security personnel."

    Coming from a widely respected former head of state, Cossiga's assertion that the 9-11 attacks were an inside job and that this is common knowledge among global intelligence agencies is illuminating. It is one more eye-opening confirmation that has not been mentioned by America's propaganda machine in print or on TV. Nevertheless, because of his experience and status in the world, Cossiga cannot be discounted as a crackpot.

    http://www.americanfreepress.net/html/9-11_solved118.html

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