Wasn't this an Obama promise with his Cap and Trade taxation, meant to help low to middle income families with higher energy costs. I guess that means you will also pay higher (stealth) taxes.
Asked by Anonymous at 9:39 AM on Mar. 25, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
While I think it's nice that many people are living greener, living green simply is cost prohibitive to many low income families. Akin is right. Do you think those families will feel better about paying a higher bill after you tell them your success story of using your compost to make better soil to grow your vegetables in? I can bet that they won't give a damn unless you are forking some of those veggies over so that they don't starve. POTUS says all the time that we have responsibilities to our neighbors and communities. Kudos to you for living green, but how does that translate to helping those that don't have the ability or finances to do so? By accepting higher taxation, how exactly do you translate that into 'helping' others?
Answer by QuinnMae at 1:00 PM on Mar. 25, 2009
Answer by Raintree at 9:54 AM on Mar. 25, 2009
That also means cutting down on the amount of food you eat, the clothes you wear, the washing of your clothes, the cost of dry cleaning, etc...since ALL of those things emit "evil" CO2 into our precious air supply during production/processing, which in turn means dramatic cost increases to offset the expenses those companies are going to have to pay.
This in turn is likely why he is giving WIC recipients more of an allowance--to cover the increases. Otherwise, it's "sorry kids...no milk or cheese for you...we have to do our part in being patriotic and save the environment, by cutting down on eating healthy."
Did you also know that Obama has a vested interest in the carbon trading bill he is pushing? http://www.foxnews.com/politics/first100days/2009/03/25/obama-helped-fund-carbon-scheme/ Wonder which of his crooked buddies will benefit from THIS little project?
Answer by LadyChamp at 10:18 AM on Mar. 25, 2009
Answer by akinbottom2 at 10:24 AM on Mar. 25, 2009
Answer by Raintree at 10:25 AM on Mar. 25, 2009
Answer by Raintree at 10:27 AM on Mar. 25, 2009
Answer by Raintree at 10:28 AM on Mar. 25, 2009
Answer by akinbottom2 at 10:28 AM on Mar. 25, 2009