Monday, May 26, 2008
The Left wing Pembina institute released results of a poll today, claiming Canadians are warming to the idea of a Carbon Tax. When asked if it was a good thing that B.C. citizens are now paying a Carbon tax on fossil fuels, nearly 60% of other Canadians said, 'Yes'.
When told that the government of British Columbia had recently introduced "a carbon tax on fossil fuels to reduce greenhouse gas emissions," 72 per cent of those surveyed in the poll said that this was a positive step versus 23 per cent who thought that it was a negative step.
But it's all in the question. It's all good to ask if you approve of OTHER people paying taxes, but the McAllister Opinion Research Survey failed to ask Canadians if they'd be willing to pay a Carbon Tax themselves. I know what my response would be.
No f*cking way.
Both evidence and scientific opinion against human-caused global warming is growing, as nearly two decades of research have failed to prove it's our fault. In fact, it's finally beginning to be admitted that records purported to show a warming trend were either falsified or interpreted incorrectly. Some of the chicken littles are now voicing concerns about global cooling.
Yet the organs of big government are still acting as though human-caused climate change is going to kill us all, if we don't give up our way of life. This is looking more and more as if like-minded big-government supporters are just trying to use this as an excuse to raise taxes. Canada needs to follow the Swiss example; no tax increases without direct approval from the voters.