I can’t even stand to listen or watch Premier Windbag on the TV or radio these days. Her voice is like finger nails on a chalkboard for me. I have to turn off the offending electronic device, for fear of being violently ill.
After the last election I predicted that the ProvLibs would be in full pick pocket mode by March of this year. I was one month out. I am talking about this new bout of legalized thievery, that is about to hit your pocketbooks, in the form of “Cap and Trade”.
As many of you know, I don’t agree with the concept of “Man Made Climate Change”. I think the climate is changing constantly, like it has done for millions of years. Also there is documented, but rarely noted by the main stream media, evidence that the earth has not warmed since 1998 as per climatologist Patrick Michaels. In 2008 members of the faculty at the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia, UK. Were caught red-handed doctoring emails, because the data was proving just that, no global warming since the 1990’s. That’s why the conversation was then shifted from what the charlatan Al Gore coined with his very catchy “Man Made Global Warming”. To the all encompassing “Man Made Climate Change”. And before any of you greenies throw that 97% of Climate Scientists agree with the notion of MMCC. That red herring was brought to you by one of the main advocates and gunslinger for the idea of MMCC, the self appointed attack dog against anyone or any group it deems are “Skeptics and Deniers” – The Skeptical Scientist blogger John Cook. He heads up a group based close to Brisbane, Australia. They had 25 volunteers scouring the internet for a period of 6 months documenting anything that accredited weather and climate scientists said about MMCC. Many scientist’s whom were included in the 97% have since stated publicly that they should not have been included on this list. But does that ever get any media attention? No but you still hear the likes of Premier Windbag and Barack Obama quoting that figure as if it is an absolute truth coming from an accredited source. If this is such settled science, settled enough that this nonsense now gets taught to our kids in Grade 10 at high school. Why do these groups have to lie and doctor up their findings? Let’s get away from calling this settled science, because it really isn’t settled.
Back to Premier Windbag’s latest foray into your wallets and purses. I actually would respect her more if she were to be honest with us and called the impending Cap and Trade scam, exactly what it is a carbon tax. Or if she admitted that her government had spent the past 12 years squandering your tax money and needs more of it. But no she gets all school maamish at the very mention of the word “tax”. She then looks into the camera with her squinty little eyes and says “How can I face my granddaughter Olivier in years to come and say I did nothing to try and save our planet”. She IS doing nothing, she’s a smart woman so she must know that. This is a tax grab pure and simple. Canada as a whole country accounts for 1.5% of the worlds carbon emission’s, so this previously failed public policy will do nothing “to save the planet” even if it actually worked or the planet needed saving. The only likely outcome is relief of your hard earned tax dollars.
This scam has been going on in Europe for years and has not stopped one milligram of carbon from going into the atmosphere, as far as environmental policy goes it has been an unmitigated failure. All it will do is make this province less competitive and put us one step closer to the North American version of Greece. I was having a conversation about this last night with a buddy of mine (he’s a socialist who has never met a liberal pickpocket that he doesn’t like) he said hopefully “Why do you think Quebec and California signed up for cap and trade?” Like these two jurisdictions are bastions of competent governance and fiscal prudence.
Although I suppose this will create a whole new bureaucratic wing of sunshine lister’s, for the rest of us beleaguered tax payers to keep in government pension plans and $120k per year salaries. It will also swell the coffers of the ProvLibs 2018 election campaign fund, as companies heap political donations upon them in exchange for those much needed carbon credits. As if this province needed yet another boondoggle money pit to throw our tax money down.
This ladies and gentleman is merely the start of it all. The incompetent Charles Sousa will table his 2015 provincial budget on 23rd April. You heard it here first, he won’t be happy with a mere 3 cents per litre coming from Cap and Trade. I predict another 5 cent gas tax being added. 3 years away from an election and with gas prices being so low, he wont be able to resist it.