Carbon tax proposal targets ‘wealthy’ Americans

Should the rich be taxed more for their so-called contribution to global warming?  Well before you answer “Yes,” be careful you’re not considered part of the rich! According to a recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, you might be categorized a wealthy person if you drive an SUV, live in a suburban home, or take airplane flights — activities which global warming proponents believe produce excessive amounts of carbon dioxide.  Currently, the world average for each individual’s annual CO2 contribution is about 5 tons.  But since each European produces 10 tons, and each American roughly 20 tons, the report suggests U.S. citizens would be taxed more.  So watch every move you make…it could be taxed.

 

 

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