@shan: Course you know that any agreement with your sound premise will illicit comments from the right that Democrats and some sympathizers never met a tax they didn't like. Or worse.
But, we tax cigarettes, alcohol, happily we now tax pot, we tax gasoline, etc. So in the case of initiating a carbon based tax I would agree. This flies in the face of oft repeated conservative 'values' mantra that 'one must be held responsible for their actions', in this case contributing to the ruination of the environment. But, what can you do when dealing with a bunch of people who believe Sarah Palin is a Prophet?!
Sebe just wrote a blog where the Aussies voted to ELIMINATE their carbon based tax system in the interest of BUSINESS. I guess its better to die rich, fat and happy for a FEW, then extend existence for the masses by micro reducing ones net worth?!
Ah, but there again lies the rub: Republicans - No taxes (especially for the rich) in the name of jobs and business, also called trickle down economics which by just saying trickle down reminds me of some campouts in my youth, but I digress. Whereas the Democrats look for the greater good for the masses, which Republicans (especially the rich) and their Sarah Palin devotees, refer to as Socialism thru more taxation for the rich and less on the working class.
So Shan...Yes... I endorse your pigovian(new word for me...I can't spell either, ask Sebe who knows how to bait a hook) tax system.
Get ready for incoming!
Curious: What are YOUR thoughts TOT? Notice I said THOUGHTS, not copy and paste. Please, seize upon this opportunity presented you to enthrall us with conservative libertarian intellectualism.
I await with...bated (did I get that right this time Sebe?) breath.
Yes - I've "baited" my breath a few times as well until somebody turned me on to the big de-bate. Now I am a Master.