Skip to comments.Washington Post Poll Shows Most People Unwilling to Pay $2 Per Month Tax to Fight Climate Change
Posted on 09/29/2019 6:55:38 AM PDT by cutty
While the climate strike and Greta Thunberg may have the limelight this week, the unwavering truth of climate and energy policy remains: people are unwilling to pay the costs associated with reducing carbon dioxide emissions.
A recent poll from the Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation shows that support for reducing carbon dioxide emissions withers under the slightest bit of scrutiny. The poll shows people favor taxing the wealthy to pay for increasing electricity costs, which is pretty much par for the course on every issue, and raising taxes on energy, even if that leads to higher prices.
when people are asked to make a personal sacrifice, support simply evaporates. Indeed, 51 percent of U.S. residents oppose paying a $2 per month tax on their electric bills, and this number climbs to 71 percent opposed when this number increases to a $10 monthly tax.
Its worth noting that electricity bills in Minnesota are already $20 per month higher, in inflation adjusted dollars, and this increase is almost entirely due to spending more than $15 billion on wind turbines and transmission lines, in addition to the costs associated with complying with Minnesotas 1.5 percent solar mandate.
the cost of the average electric bill will increase by about $31 more per month if utility companies shut down reliable, affordable coal plants in favor of more expensive and less reliable wind and solar. Furthermore, this additional cost does not account for the higher prices consumers will pay for goods and services as companies try to raise their prices to pay for higher overhead costs.
Once these costs are accounted for, the monthly cost of a 50 percent renewable energy mandate be about $100 per month.
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The climate has changed since the beginning of time.
It will continue to change until the end of time.
Man has had nothing to do with it.
SHH! Dont tell Greta. Well have to see her again.
Go ahead ask a low income democratic party voter what they think of higher costs because of high income democratic voter green scams.
No tax will fight climate change. The tax goes to the government which takes it from producers and gives it to whining slackers. You can’t fight climate change. It’s happening without our help.
But, but, but...muy climate.
I’d spend two bucks a month ... to get some of these Climate-Changers indicted for fraud.
Unwilling to pay $2, but possibly willing to elect Warren, Sanders, Harris, or Biden?
Only about 2,000 or 3,000 years ago that little piece of land currently known as "Central Park" (the one in Manhattan) was enveloped in a glacier about 2,000 feet thick.
That glacier vanished into thing air about 2,000 years before the advent of the internal combustion engine.
It’s a good thing that money and taxation exist, otherwise we would have no other way of solving this vexing emergency which will kill us all in 11.x years.
Imagine how fortunate we all are to live in such a time where all we have to do is give our money to someone else, and we can all live!
And you don’t want to give two dollars!
HOW DARE YOU!?
If you pay these Ridiculous Taxes, we can Change the Weather??
...and once we get em to pay $2.00, we can soon raise that to $5.00, $10.00 and then the sky is the limit!
PAYDAY FOR POLITICIANS!!
Cha CHING, baby!!!
We’ll be taxed anyway through utility bills and gas tax increase.
More delusional excuses for MORE TAXES AND MORE GOVERNMENT - that’s what this whole climate change delusion has always been all about.
The Delusional Lying Left lives for and ONLY wants YOUR MONEY and Totalitarian Government.
DON’t give it to them.
To be honest about that glacier around Central Park, around 12,900 years ago...it melted in a fairly quick fashion (maybe less than a week or two) and was part of the sea-level rise (200 to 300 feet across the globe). No one even today, can say how the glacier came to be there, or how it dramatically melted so quickly (odds are heavily in favor of a meteor hit).
If every politician on the planet donated their entire salary to the climate Chicken Littles, we wouldn’t be seeing all of this hysteria from the leftwing kooks and their toddler political props.
Washington Post Poll Shows Most People Unwilling to Pay $2 Per Month Tax to Fight Climate Change.
Tell them I have some magic beans that can cure climate change for only $1.00 each 100 are required to do the job.
It snowed in Reno yesterday. Snow on hills just barely above my house this morning. A few days ago it was sunny and 80s, the climate changes. Anthropological Global Warming did not cause this, global warming didn't, climate change it is, but it is ongoing. I don't see anyone with means to change the weather, give us more rain in the desert, a longer growing season in the northern latitudes, etc. So, today we shut down the sprinkers, dig out winter clothes.
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