Ok, having bought a big litre car recently I have a vested interest here as I will get stuck for a massive tax bill. Even though my use of the car will be very low compared to other car users who need to commuter millions of miles because they live in carbon commuter ville.
However this is not my main gripe its merely a brush against the beasts tail. The trend to use a “carbon” system for taxation basis is worrying. I believe it to be utterly flawed and anyone who understands environmental concerns must recognise the “dogma” of climate change for what it is, DOGMA. In case readers believe I can not fathom something such as global warming as I am too selfish or stupid. Know this. I hold views on catastrophic earth changes that make global warning aka “climate change” (stuff is changing… changing change) that are more extreme in terms of worst case scenarios that make climate change look like a picnic.
Does anyone think it is possibly unconstitutional to levy taxes based on this “carbon” system?
Using a third element, an unproven assumption based on a young working knowledge of the universe to impose taxes is possibly the weakest argument you could choose in terms of forming tax law. Yet this is what they have done. (Might I suggest a SUN UV tax for the Mediterranean EU member states parts who get more tan there far share to pay for our Vitamin D supplements? We can scan them for deep tans at the ports.)
I get its a pollution tax for now but I don’t believe it. There is no recognition in the fact that by using 2nd hand cars and keeping them in the utility circuit you are in fact prevent further pollution amounting too much more than the vehicles usage could ever manifest. There is simply no recognition of any tempts in your life to be less polluting thus reducing your “carbon footprint” which I don’t buy anyway. Carbon footprint is nothing more or less than the concept of original sin which was a load of utter bollox and has kept humanity form reaching it fullest potential for thousands of years.
How long till carbon taxes are levied depending what industry you work in. The food you eat. The amount of children you have. These are all possibilities.
There is no end to where this can go and real debate needs to happen. This is the kind of fundamental change should not happen without real discourse.
Why a carbon policy is utterly sick and nothing more than a TAX for revenues sake should undertsood as nothing else but this implicitly.
I am not allowed to apportion my “carbon tax credits”, why?
BECAUSE I DON"T HAVE ANY. You see we are all evil polluters but we didn’t know it. We must repent for our sins in the garden and pay with our blood.
If I lead a vitreous carbon (negative) life would mean I would be dead. So that’s not good. I simply have no way of managing my carbon tax affairs apart form being punitively slapped across the face.
The politics. I believe the never any fresh ideas Fianna Fail party used the Greens as a means to bring in a bunch of new taxes in a time when the old taxes were not going to perform any longer. Perhaps I am giving them to much credit.
If the Government rolled back on VRT or people actually demanded the end to VRT as part of a package for Lisbon yes vote they’d have it in the morning. Yet there will be a carbon tax somewhere to take up the slack no doubt. In the end you will still end up with a health care run by elites, crumbling infrastructure, broadband nothing, a collapsed property market and a failed government. Why pay tax? it seems its not doing what its suppose to.
OMG its all gone pete-tong What madness is this, what is this world I live in!!!
Some Carbon BG info:
Its important to know what you are being taxed for. You are being taxed for something you can never own and only have the use of as granted by the laws of nature. Its in your body without it you would not exist. Nor would the world as we know it. Personally I am not happy about this at all - for more info → en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon
Here is another point for further debate. If the globe is warming lets say because of humanities effect on the planet and more water is released into the oceans causing a rising in the sea levels (this has happened before) then surely since the seas and oceans are now bigger carbon sinks they will quickly sink more carbon?
Why isn’t our government doing something more effective like planting huge tracts of hardwoods and carbon sinking trees across the land we have. Nothing symbolic a very feffective and responsible actions that has immediate effects.
You see its all a contrived madness. I don’t like this tea party one bit.