With all the nonsense in the world, it’s easy to lose track of who is trying to screw you. Helpful hint: elected Democrats, about everything, always. We also have state agencies filled with Concord Swamp Rats looking to screw us over as well.
Today’s example is from the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services. They are pushing for a new carbon tax on vehicle emissions. Because;
The transportation sector is New England’s top source of the greenhouse gases that exacerbate the effects of climate change.
That’s a lie on top of a lie. I’ll get to that. But first, what NHDES is after, aside from another revenue stream from your wallet to the state budget (laundered through another unelected regional coalition), is also illegal in New Hampshire.
Thanks to Greg Moore for the heads up.
I’m surprised they didn’t “make it legal” in the budget compromise? According to the linked article, Northeast Dems and Progs in their collective swamps have been conspiring to add this new tax “for years.”
Fixin’ to Fix that?
So, try they will. I would not be surprised if there is a Legislative Service Request in-process to legalize the scheme. Which despite the advertising, is not an economic benefit.
Rebecca Ohler leads the climate and energy program at the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services. She says TCI would be a “cap and invest” program [on vehicles], similar to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, or RGGI.
That cap-and-trade program, now in its tenth year, limits and prices carbon emissions from the power sector. It’s had a proven economic benefit, and Ohler credits it with helping to lower New Hampshire’s electric sector footprint.
State’s, like armed robbers, always experience an economic benefit when they forcibly remove other people’s property. Taxation is, after all, theft.
And without getting all Hayek or Bastiat on you, because you get this, there is no proof that legislators are better at directing your resources than you.
The idea that only the State can adequately conduct this symphony of market forces is, well, impossible. The moment the state taxes you, the free market has ended. Whatever plan you had for that income has been subverted.
And while regulators, progressive politicians, and their bureaucrats will forever insist otherwise, the best use of that money can only be decided by the person who earned it. But let’s add insult to injury.
A Transportation tax is not just a taking but a theft committed in the shadow of a global economic redistribution scheme disguised as a cure for an imminent planetary apocalypse.
Pharisees who have failed to get one single prediction right in over 40 years. And who ( I said I’d get to it) are wrong again about CO2.
Carbon dioxide, we are told, traps heat that has been irradiated by the oceans, and this warms the oceans and melts the polar ice caps. While this seems a plausible proposition at first glance, when one actually examines it closely a major flaw emerges.
In a nutshell, water takes a lot of energy to heat up, and air doesn’t contain much. In fact, on a volume/volume basis, the ratio of heat capacities is about 3300 to 1. This means that to heat 1 litre of water by 1˚C it would take 3300 litres of air that was 2˚C hotter, or 1 litre of air that was about 3300˚C hotter!
Read the rest, then keep your eyes open. The new tax they want, aside from being illegal (for now), would be a gas tax. And who doesn’t want to pay more for motor fuel? I don’t.