From Vtdigger.org Are you ready to pay $0.88 more for a gallon of gas.
The Iron fist in a velvet glove.
“You want to intervene with the lightest step possible,” Heaps said. “You don’t want to have the government tell you how to produce less carbon, and how much to consume.”A carbon tax leaves it up to consumers to decide whether to live near their workplace, or whether to purchase an electric car. Economists prefer a carbon tax to a ban on carbon emissions, for instance, or a requirement that all commuters take public transit, Heaps said.
The tax would produce results, too, he said.
Cigarette taxes provide a good example of this effect at work, Heaps said.
“Raising the cigarette tax does reduce cigarette consumption,” he said. “With a carbon tax, you set the tax so as to reduce carbon to a [desired level], and if the tax isn’t high enough to get there, well, raise it again. If it’s set too high, then lower the tax.
“We’ve seen it time and again in markets, you raise the price, people will eventually consume less,” Heaps said.
The article goes to state that for Vermont to do this alone would be very bad economic policy. A carbon tax would tax everything, heating oil, propane, natural gas, not just gasoline. So there would be an effort to get all of New England on board.
If Vermont did this alone it would of course be a tremendous windfall for New Hampshire gas stations all along their side of the Connecticut river.
The well-off will absorb it without to much pain. those below the poverty line will be subsidized. So who’s left? That’s right. the bourgeoisie, the middle class.
This tax will of course be used to subsidize the building of the small to huge solar panel plots that are springing up all over Vermont.
And with “smart meters” installed on all homes the power co. and the government will know exactly how much power your consuming and when you use the most. It will make rationing that much easier.
The plan is to make fossil fuels unaffordable.
But why are we going through all this when it’s already to late to do anything about it.
Because the “transformation” (to socialism) must continue regardless. An the peasants (us) had better comply…or else.