I shit you not:
WASHINGTON – Leading voices in the Senate are considering a new tax on gasoline, as part of an effort to win Republican and oil industry support for the energy and climate bill now idling in Congress.
The tax, which according to early estimates would be in the range of 15 cents a gallon, was conceived with the input of several oil companies, including Shell, BP and Conoco Phillips, and is being championed by Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.
Yeah, being “championed” by “Republican” Lindsey Graham and oil companies.
And why is he demanding the criminal political class increase taxes on the serfs?
It is shaping up as a critical but controversial piece in the efforts by Graham, Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) to write a climate bill that moderate Republicans could support.
The gas companies OWN climate legislation. The are behind all of it. The cap and trade scheme was concocted by Enron in conjunction with Al Gore as a method to put coal out of business. Goldman also has its hands in the cookie jar; because a cap and trade scheme would put them in total control over the carbon derivatives market.
The major oil companies face stiff competition from coal as an energy source. The oil companies own the natural gas supply. Carbon taxes directly target the cheapest and most abundant energy source in America – coal. Gas and oil companies face extremely low exposure to a carbon tax. It takes almost no carbon to extract and manufacture oil products.
The “climate” legislation is nothing more than an attempt to loot ever more dollars from the tax payers to pay back the banks. In conjunction with this, it is also being lobbied heavily for by the oil companies as a way to shut down their primary competition.
It serves no other purpose but this. Studies by scientists show that even if global warming was real (which it’s not) such tax increases would effect almost NO change to the climate. Its pure blatant looting. Its pure fascist evil.
These criminal douche bags need to be tried for treason.