I don’t why I choose to suffer like this. I started to read the EPA report on the Kerry/Lieberman/But-Not-Graham bill (its a PDF)
I gather there is dancing in the dem seats that the proposed tax doesn’t cost more than a dolllar a day for everyone in the US. There is also this conclusion:
Under reference assumptions the probability of observed temperature changes in 2100, relative to pre-
industrial levels, remaining below 2° C (or 3.6° F) is roughly 1%, and the probability of observed
temperature change exceeding 4° C (or 7.2° F) is approximately 32%.
So, in other words, there’s a 1% chance it will keep the temperature increase below 2C by 2100. and a 68% chance it won’t keep it under 4C. We need to be taxed eternally for a 1% chance that it might work with 68% chance it’ll be even worse than that? What loony bin do these dancing watermelons live in? (Green on the outside, red on the inside).
That’s assuming you believe in the man-made global warming hypothesis and that man is smart enough to solve it, and you believe the EPA models and assumptions are reasonable, and that big government can solve everything efficiently. Even if you believe all that, this bill won’t solve the warming problem. How much are you willing to pay to not solve the problem?