Environmentalists unveiled the “Essex Plan” at the Energy Action Network annual meeting at Champlain College last week in Burlington.
The carbon tax really is the zombie, body snatcher legislation that will not die.
What Miller, Barlow and their organizations are trying to sell Vermonters is the notion that by taking $10 from you and giving you back $9, they are somehow putting “money in Vermonters’ pockets.” It’s insulting.
Folks, this is what it means to run a scam. Put it up there with the email you got from the guy in Uganda who wants to wire you lottery winnings. Just hand over your bank account number! Support the carbon tax, and get free money!
You cannot have a “revenue neutral” tax that pays for new initiatives and programs. That’s just math. Nevertheless, as the carbon tax warriors gear up for another fight in another legislative session you will hear “revenue neutral” quite a bit. Don’t believe it.
Democratic senators reintroduced legislation Wednesday to fight global warming by taxing carbon dioxide emissions, in the hopes that some climate-fearing Republicans will offer support.