Just When You Think You’ve Been Taxed Enough….

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Flush with the success of taxing Americans blind via the health care bureaucratic expansion bill, a”New” Climate Change / Energy bill is on its way. From the Financial Times:

Three senior US lawmakers are piecing together a sweeping bipartisan energy and climate bill, which looks set to include sweeteners to galvanise support among Republicans and industry groups….

Nearly six months have passed since the Senate’s last climate bill failed to win over conservatives and moderates, a political stalemate that cast a shadow on America’s presence at the Copenhagen climate summit. But some Democrats say the passage of healthcare reform has opened the door for climate change legislation, while acknowledging tradeoffs will be needed to secure 60 Senate votes.

So, now that the “buy the vote, spare no expense” strategy has been shown to work, they might as well give it a shot on this piece of legislation. The article gives some possible options that might be included in the bill, but you don’t need to bother to read that since the fine people we send to represent us have already shown they don’t read the bills or think about the adverse consequences when they pass a bill, just as long as they “do something”. It’s business as usual – 2.0.

The bill includes a new petrol tax, which would be passed on to consumers,

Hey, at least someone is being honest about it.

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