My Revenue Neutral Carbon Tax Proposal

I propose eliminating the EPA and all income tax, in exchange for a $20/gallon gasoline tax levied on people who believe that global warming is a serious problem.

That would kill multiple birds with one stone.

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23 Responses to My Revenue Neutral Carbon Tax Proposal

  1. NikFromNYC says:

    One of the most influential books on urban design in the architecture library, called “A Pattern Language,” got a full article in “The Whole Earth Catalog” each year. It suggested adding concrete barriers to NYC streets to stop use of cars. No mention is made of what type of bicycles seniors might mount, in winter.

  2. Jimmy Haigh says:

    How about a voluntary tax paid by all warm mongers. Come on – put your money where tyour mouths are. If you believe in this crap – you pay for it.

  3. Steve, hypothetically if you were the president would you be prepared to lift the minimum wage in exchange for dropping the income tax?

    • RobertvdL says:

      Why do you need minimum wages and an income tax? Where in the US constitution do they talk about this ? What has freedom got to do with an income tax?

    • squid2112 says:

      minimum wages kill jobs and do just the opposite of what they intend .. it has never worked as intended

      • Me says:

        Kinda like unions today, they work to a point and then it’s same story.

      • kirkmyers says:

        You’re correct. To the degree that unions manage to raise wage rates above the market rate, they simply cause unemployment. Businesses will simply hire fewer workers at the higher hourly wage. Or they will reduce the employee work hours or fringe benefits to compensate for the greater labor costs. We’re already seeing employers announce future reductions in employee work hours to offset the increased operating costs they will incur under Obamacare.

    • Obviously dropping the income tax will hit lowest paid workers the most. And it’s been my observation is that there is a large divide between lower income and middle and upper income families in the US. At least relative to other Western democracies.

    • tckev says:

      Instead of minimum wage, set maximum renumeration of employees as round number of the poorest paid. E.g. top boss can only get (say) 50 times the lowest paid (cleaners pay?) .
      If the boss wants more then everyone must get more.

      • Wouldn’t that be more onerous than an income tax?

        • tckev says:

          I am not saying the there would be a law for setting differential pay levels, just that companies are mandated to show data and state when it will be reviewed/changed. Through this method employees (and prospective employees) can easily see the differentials in pay and make more informed decisions about their employment and compare across the employers.

      • cdquarles says:

        Do that in your own company. Do not do that to the general economy. Some people’s production is more valuable than others. The supply of some people’s production is greater than it is for others. Value is determined by the buyer at the time and place bought. Do you really not get this or value liberty?

  4. Me says:

    Did any one notice Steven is just calling for a $20/gallon gasoline tax levied on people who believe that global warming is a serious problem. Now if you don’t believe it’s a problem you don’t pay $20/gallon gasoline tax. :lol:

  5. Bill Pounder says:

    We can go a little further and include mains electricity supply. Believers should be the first disconnected in time of coal power of death shortages and to also pay the true cost of their beloved wind and solar power.

  6. RobertvdL says:

    Are there birds left to kill ? Thanks to ‘green’ bird choppers.

  7. chris y says:

    Interesting idea, Steve. Instead of the retarded idea of taxing big oil, the tax is levied on the consumers, who are the real villains responsible for belching Satan’s sewage into the commons. A gas tax of $20/gallon gives about 6 times higher price at the pump. Unfortunately, according to a recent analysis of price elasticity for gasoline, this would only reduce gasoline consumption by about 30%. As we are constantly scolded, this is insufficient to stop global warmingeddon.

    I suspect the $20/gallon tax will need to ratchet up by $5/gallon/year until consumers are sufficiently punished. I predict an uptick of Smith and Wesson stock price.

    • RobertvdL says:

      “I predict an uptick of Smith and Wesson stock price.”

      Not really. The $20/gallon gasoline tax is only for the people who believe that global warming is a serious problem. Most of them are also anti guns.

  8. Andy OZ says:

    $20 per gallon will also put a squeeze on the Obesity epidemic, and there will be a bubble in sales of heavy duty bicycles for extra wide people. Downside is less room for the current cycling community.
    : )

  9. Traitor In Chief says:

    I like your idea Steve. Warmers could also equip their autos with a windmill, so when they go real fast, their energy would be perpetual…..until they ran out of fuel. But this would keep them busy wondering why it doesn’t work for a decade or two.

  10. RexAlan says:

    Income tax was first announced in Britain by William Pitt the Younger in his budget of December 1798 and introduced in 1799, to pay for weapons and equipment in preparation for the Napoleonic Wars. It was supposed to be a temporary tax but like all temporary taxes became permanent.

    In 1862, in order to support the Civil War effort, Congress enacted the nation’s first income tax law. It was a forerunner of our modern income tax in that it was based on the principles of graduated, or progressive, taxation and of withholding income at the source.

    Australian federal income tax was first introduced in 1915, in order to help fund Australia’s war effort in the First World War. Between 1915 and 1942, income taxes were levied at both the state and federal level..[

    Fast forward to June this year in Australia and the current Labor Government introduced a Carbon Tax to fight Global Warming.

    Notice the common thread here, Wars and fighting

    • RexAlan says:

      Sorry, forgot to mention that the first three wars were real, whereas we all know Man Made Global Warming is imaginary. Unfortunately this doesn’t make the tax any less real..

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