Skip to comments.Midterm Elections: 5 States Could Wreck Their Economies In Futile Fight Against 'Climate Change'
Posted on 10/31/2018 7:54:05 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Election 2018: Next week, voters in five states will decide whether they want to raise their own taxes, kill jobs and lower their standards of living. All in a fanciful effort to stop "global warming." They'd be better off letting the free market do the work.
Washington, Arizona, Nevada and Colorado all have global-warming ballot initiatives, each heavily financed by environmental activists. New Mexico voters will decide whether to elect a powerful land commissioner who promises stiff curbs on emissions.
None of these will make any difference in the global climate. But they will cost their residents dearly.
In Washington, voters will decide whether to be the first state to impose a carbon tax. Initiative 1631 would slap a $15 tax on each ton of CO2 emissions starting in 2020. That would climb by $2 every year after that.
Voters in these states should know that while they're deciding whether to impose these costs on themselves, the free market has been making huge inroads in cutting CO2 emissions, without any carbon taxes, mandates or Paris climate accords.
Next week, voters in these five states will have a unique opportunity to send a loud message to the rest of the country. Namely, that they aren't buying the global-warming hysteria.
We can only hope they do so.
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Yesterday, I started seeing vandalized No signs, defaced with a big black "BIG OIL!" sticker, professionally printed, on them. A LOT of them. This is here in Vancouver, WA.
Isn't that illegal?
Why is it that the ruling elite who want to combat climate change aren’t willing to spend any of their OWN money doing so ?
Chasing a fantasy, CO2 is not a dangerous pollutant.
Everyone who believes it is should immediately stop emitting it personally.
Problem solved overnight.
Herr Goebbles would probably be smiling ear to ear if he were here today, witnessing the antics of his fellow socialists in the Democrat party.
“Why is it that the ruling elite who want to combat climate change arent willing to spend any of their OWN money doing so ?”
Because the whole purpose of all of the “climate change” hysteria is so that they can MAKE money - LOTS of money! (How much has crazy Algore made in the last 20 years by yelling that we are about to be underwater any minute now unless we pay him vast sums of money?)
To them it's a perfect storm: The professors get an endless stream of other people's money for more research and the Democrats get total control over our lives.
Good. 5 liberal states that elect nothing but liberal imbeciles. Let them ruin their states economy’s, it’s called consequences for ones actions.
Will those 5 states tell the rest to not allow their pollution to cross state borders?
I’ve seen a few yes ones up in the Everett area. I had to chuckle as they were all made out of plastic/petroleum by-products. I suspect that it will fail as a lot of my hippie/liberal friends are voting against it. They like their SUVs and Humvees and this may negatively impact their way of life.
In Colorado, it’s prop 112. It will be popular among the slobbering morons of the left in Denver and Bozoulder.
I am praying those ballot initiatives win!!! My carbon credit business will to take off to the moon.
Raging against the Sun and it’s Creator while enriching the self entitled elite is not a good idea.
I was just over on Whidbey Island on Monday. I seen a ton of NO on I-1631 signs all across the state between there and the Yakima Valley.
Our idiot governor couldn’t get the legislature to enact legislation to impose carbon taxes so he recruited some one to put together an initiative to get it one the ballot. The advertisements against it are pretty good explaining what the cost will be. The advertisements for make up some phony BS that it will create 1,000’s of new jobs...
As a side benefit, they might even hire people so sweep up the horse biscuits and sell them to the organic gardeners. Just don't tell the greenie hippies that horses exhale even more CO2 that humans.
A picture of the board of directors of Goldman Sachs would be far, far, far more fitting than this tired, tired, tired photo.
A nuke over NYC & L.A.
The centers of the culture of liquid manure, decay, and Satanic-born lies.
Global Warming is a scam designed to separate you from your money to give to scumbags...
If CO passes 112 and elects Polis I’m going to have to move to another state.
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