In a highly predictable move, President Obama has decided to use to the Gulf Oil spill to further his Holy War in the name of Mother Gaia by surprise, surprise, having all Americans pay taxes for carbon use.
“Mr. Obama does not plan to be specific about whether he wants legislation to put a price on carbon, a senior administration official said, as he called for in a speech earlier this month.”
This added to the expiration of the tax cuts in 2011 (which shifted the burden upward despite the rhetoric of “tax cuts for the wealthy”), capital gains tax increases and as many as 15 new taxes in the Obamacare, the President continues to stupefy voters with his constant campaigning with “no tax increases on anyone making under $250,000″ while doing just that. Mr. Obama and the Democrats of course claim that only BP will be paying for the cleanup of the Gulf. Euphemisms aside (since many new taxes are simply called “fees”), whether Mr. Obama plans to fine and tax BP directly for the spill does not matter since in the end consumers will pay with higher costs. This most certainly will be the case since Mr. Obama intends to punish the entire fossil fuel industry for the disaster on the Gulf.
PENSACOLA, Fla.—President Barack Obama will use an Oval Office address Tuesday night to outline his plans for cleaning up the Gulf oil spill, compensating victims, getting tough on the offshore oil industry and enacting new policies to reduce U.S. oil dependence.
He’ll also tout his new leader, named Tuesday, to overhaul the agency that regulates oil drilling.
The larger agenda has nothing to do with this particular environmental disaster, it is all about picking up the failed pieces of the globalist Copenhagen Treaty. There is not a crisis that can or will go to waste with this Administration.
His agenda is to exaggerate the significance of the oil spill crisis to massive proportions, for two reasons. The first is that, the more Americans can be persuaded to regard the accident as a monumental, historic disaster, the less his patent impotence in the face of it will appear blameworthy. His second reason is that, in accordance with the Emanuel doctrine, he sees this as an opportunity to breathe new life into his moribund Cap-and-Trade climate change legislation.