Kiwi Polemicist

September 11, 2008

The Emissions Trading Scheme: global Socialism

I’m calling it the Emissions Taxation Scam: it is using the lie of anthropogenic climate change as an excuse for stealing money.

This is pure Marxist income redistribution, i.e. stealing money from the wealthy countries and giving it to the poor countries. Here’s some excerpts from an International Monetary Fund press briefing:

* the IMF calls it a tax, and the tax is going to get heavier:

MR. COLLYNS: You can start off with a situation in which carbon taxes are relatively low, but provided that there is high credibility that those carbon prices will rise over time, then people will respond to the changing incentives.

Note the use of the word “incentive”. Yes, carbon taxes are an incentive for people to reduce carbon emissions, much like a slave master with a whip is an incentive for slaves to work. Politicians use language like this to disguise the truth.

The IMF admits that there will be an individual cost:

…there will be private economic costs arising from efforts to mitigate carbon emissions, for example, as a result of higher energy prices and increased investment requirements.

* here’s the admission that the Marxists are taking money from the rich and giving to the poor:

In regard to the effect of climate change on various countries:

…there may also be potential revenue opportunities from efficient carbon pricing schemes.

And:

QUESTIONER: You spoke about a lot of countries earning carbon credits and actually making some money out of the fact that they have tropical forests from these carbon funds. Most of these are emerging markets, you’ve got Indonesia and Africa as well.

What would you suggest that they would do with the money that they earned from those carbon funds? I mean should it be perhaps something like what oil rich countries have been doing is actually saving the money, the funds for the future. What would you say that they should be doing with that money?

MR. KEEN: I think perhaps I would just say, you are right, we are talking about developing and emerging markets. But we are also talking about the developed countries as well, where proper carbon pricing schemes, whether in the form of taxation or in the form of tradable permits for which a price was charged, would have revenue implications.

What one does with the revenues clearly has to be very country specific in terms of their own development priorities. What they see is where they see opportunities to strengthen other parts of their tax system. So it’s really very country specific. I don’t think we have a general one-size-fits-all recommendation on that.

MR. COLLYNS: From a macroeconomic perspective, the potential flows from payments for carbon credits could have macroeconomic implications. That is one of the things we’re going to be looking at in our chapter in our World Economic Outlook. The balance of payments implications, the exchange rate implications. One thing to be cautious about is that these revenues are well used, well directed into efficient local spending. But indeed, it’s quite possible that the best use for some of these funds will be to save them to avoid a “Dutch disease” type of problem. If you ramp up spending too quickly, it could lead to a loss of competitiveness in other parts of the economy which could have negative long term implications. So I think it is important to look at the temporal aspects of these issues when choosing how to use these funds.

MR. KATO: It is very country specific. It depends upon the source of monetary credit that country might earn. And certainly if that is an important issue, that will be taken up in context of the Article IV consultation surveillance.

* click here for a satirical view of climate change

About these ads

6 Comments »

  1. Great point. I had never seen it that way before.

    Comment by Mr Dennis — September 11, 2008 @ 9:07 pm

  2. [...] Labour bought in the ETS, which will cost each home thousands per [...]

    Pingback by Election on 8 November « Kiwi Polemicist — September 12, 2008 @ 7:20 pm

  3. [...] ETS, Emissions Trading Scheme/Scam. Click here to read about the agenda of theft behind that. [...]

    Pingback by An interesting interview with David Carter, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Bio-security « Kiwi Polemicist — February 2, 2009 @ 4:10 pm

  4. [...] Earth Hour is at 8:30pm Saturday March 28 2009. This is more propaganda intended to perpetuate the lie of anthropogenic (human-created) climate change* and justify the carbon trading schemes that are global socialism in drag. [...]

    Pingback by • Turn *on* all your lights during Earth Hour « Kiwi Polemicist — March 26, 2009 @ 2:04 am

  5. [...] • The Emissions Trading Scheme: global Socialism [...]

    Pingback by Big Brother using planes to spy on UK citizens « Kiwi Polemicist — March 26, 2009 @ 10:31 am

  6. [...] • The Emissions Trading Scheme: global Socialism [...]

    Pingback by NZ - Kiwi Polemicist - Plain lazy Teenagers, Global Socialism and Good old fashion Parenting « Equal Parenting @ Ration Shed — March 27, 2009 @ 5:21 am


RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

The Shocking Blue Green Theme. Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

%d bloggers like this: