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  •  That's a ridiculous standard. (3+ / 0-)
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    Laurence Lewis, LaughingPlanet, wader

    Sure the bulk of increased wealth is going to the top 1% (or even the top 0.1%) but that doesn't mean there isn't another 5% or 10% or maybe even 20% who are doing well enough that they can choose to stick with their carbon-heavy lifestyle at some marginal increase in cost - or they could choose to improve their efficiency and garner a tax benefit.

    Freedom of choice and all that.

    "Turns out I'm really good at killing people." - President Obama

    by jrooth on Fri Feb 28, 2014 at 11:45:31 AM PST

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    •  has it ever been (0+ / 0-)

      tried?

      Has any country put a carbon tax in place and achieved a reduction in carbon use?

      The internet is crazy. It is like people arguing about what kind of cheese to throw at a portrait, in order to destroy it completely

      by GideonAB on Sat Mar 01, 2014 at 04:37:53 PM PST

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      •  I wonder who (1+ / 0-)
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        sajiocity

        was the first guy to eat a snail?  Ooh!  It's never been tried so let's starve.

        Right winger math is usually messed up.  We can't raise taxes because the 99% have missed out on 20 years of growth?

        Well, the bottom 90% of the top 1% hasn't done so well either.  Gosh! We just can't do anything without crossing a red line.  Guess we'll just have to let the earth poach.

        "Our problem is not that the glass is half empty or half full, but that the 1% claims that it is their glass." ---Stolen from a post on Daily Kos

        by jestbill on Sat Mar 01, 2014 at 06:34:11 PM PST

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      •  I don't know of any nation that has, but (3+ / 0-)
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        Garthhh, jrooth, JeffW
        Has any country put a carbon tax in place and achieved a reduction in carbon use?
        the Canadian province of British Columbia has a carbon tax, and has achieved a noticeable reduction in carbon emissions compared to all the other Canadian provinces.  BC isn't a country, but it's bigger and has more people than some small countries.  

        "My country, right or wrong; if right, to be kept right; and if wrong, to be set right." -- Sen Carl Schurz 1872

        by Calamity Jean on Sun Mar 02, 2014 at 03:24:09 AM PST

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        •  We tried here in Australia (0+ / 0-)

          Didn't go so well with resistance from the far right.
          Efforts to tax the mining companies more effectively didn't have the dividends anticipated either for some reason, I haven't looked too carefully into what happened yet, so many other issues happening locally.
          Now those asses are in power.

          I wish I had stocks in aluminium these days. All that foil would be a great investment opportunity.

          by Ceri Cat on Mon Mar 03, 2014 at 08:57:45 PM PST

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