Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Carbon Tax - Ain't it The Truth!

Our provincial government has implemented a carbon tax on gasoline. Gas prices are going through the roof as every one knows and our government has decided that we need another tax on it. I am all for getting people out of their automobiles or at least into smaller ones. I too would like to see the earth a cleaner greener place, but why don't we tax the corporations more for the pollutants they spew into our air all the time? I don't think we will ever really make a dent in our carbon foot print unless we have a combined effort to do this and not just taxing an already over taxed and over burdened segment of our province. The government recognizing that there would be a major back lash over this gave every one a carbon tax rebate of $100.00 every four months and then encouraged us to spend that money on making our lives more green. With the price of gas being so high the price of most goods has gone up as well and because we are hosting the Olympics housing is at a premium and very costly. Most of us will be spending that hundred dollars on food and it probably won't be high priced organic either.

A fellow co-worker sent this little gem along to at least give us all a chuckle;

The provincial government is sending each and every one of us a $100 Carbon Tax rebate.....

If we spend it at Wal-Mart, the money will go to China.

If we spend it on gasoline, the money will go to the Arabs.
If we purchase a computer it will go to India.
If we purchase fruit and vegetables it will go to Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala.
If we purchase a good car it will go to Japan.
I we purchase useless crap it will go to Taiwan...
and none of it will help the BC economy.
The only way to be sure to keep the money here at home is to spend it on prostitutes, weed, beer and tattos since there are the only products still produced in Canada.

1 comment:

  1. lol ... that last bit is funny, but freaking annoying too!

    Carbon tax ... damn ... I dunno if that's the way to go. I think it's great that individuals make changes, but I still think it's the big corporations that need to make the bigger changes ... and they aren't.