Justin Trudeau’s carbon tax is being sold with the usual bafflegab, misdirection and evasion.
A carbon tax is junk science and junk economics.
Canada’s emissions are a fraction of a fraction of the world’s man-made emissions. Carbon dioxide doesn't cause global warming, anyway. In fact, it’s the opposite.
The Environment Minister even blurted out:
“It’s not a carbon tax, it’s a ‘behaviour-changing measure.’”
That is, it’s not about “saving the environment” at all. It’s about punishing people. Not the fancy people like the Liberals, who continue to jet around. But you.
"Behaviour changing" means making energy so expensive that you have to choose between paying rent and paying for electricity.
Companies will have to lay off staff, or raise prices, or both.
Especially factories, mining companies, trucking companies and the like, which are already fleeing to the U.S.
Justin Trudeau talks a lot about the middle class. But he doesn’t know what that means — he thinks it means his nanny and his gardener and his cook — all of whom have their carbon taxes paid for… with our carbon taxes.
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