Thursday, July 24, 2008

Quick! The Planet Is Doomed Unless We Create New Taxes!

...Think about it.

Our politicians ask us to believe humanity is facing Armageddon from man-made global warming. That is, imminent, world-wide, climate catastrophe that will scorch the Earth, kill and displace hundreds of millions of people, drown cities and cause massive starvation and disease.

And what's their solution? It's to impose another tax on us or create another stock market, which is all a "cap and trade" system is.

Try not to laugh. Or cry...

Lorrie Goldstein, writing in the Toronto Sun, describes how the politicians are exploiting global warming (never mind the increasing scientific evidence against it) to expand governments' power over our lives, to further limit individual freedom, and to "make governments, energy corporations and stock market speculators richer than they already are, at our expense."

A good read.