Thursday, March 19, 2009

U.N. Proposes Tax For 'Green New Deal'

The U.N., in all its finitely small wisdom, has stayed out of global warming news lately, but—invoking the words “New Deal” in a throwback to FDR socialism—they’re hoping to convince Americans to spend nearly a trillion dollars on something that will NOT fight climate change, which has no basis in reality whatsoever.

Developing domestic energy—including our own oil--is a good thing for only one reason: it helps break our dependence on foreign oil and weakens the wealth potential of radicals and terrorists. Want us infidels out? Fine. We won’t buy your oil or even acknowledge you exist; set up all the caliphates you want. But that could also have a boomerang effect. Weakened Arab states could become dangerous (or more dangerous), as their earning potential through oil is reduced. In essence, a break from the status quo could destabilize the world even more.

So, how do we get this $750 billion? Tax oil, of course. Oil is the left’s new ‘cigarettes.’ Whereas cigarettes were the scourge of evil and had to be taxed out of existence, oil has now become the new scourge using a manufactured crisis of nature. Who pays the tax to eliminate the scourge (a tax on the commodity to eliminate itself)? You do, my friend. Whether you fill up your car or buy a product, oil is tied to everyday life in some way. Oil is the life blood of capitalism, and capitalism is under fire from environmental psychos and socialists.

$750 billion "green" investment could revive economy: U.N.

OSLO (Reuters) - Investments of $750 billion could create a "Green New Deal" to revive the world economy and protect the environment, perhaps aided by a tax on oil, the head of the U.N. environment agency said on Thursday.

Achim Steiner said spending should focus on five environmental sectors including improved energy efficiency for buildings and solar or wind power to create jobs, curb poverty and fight climate change.

"The opportunity must not be lost," Steiner, head of the U.N. Environment Program (UNEP), told Reuters of a UNEP study that will be put to world leaders meeting in London on April 2 to work out how to spur the ailing economy.

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