Lothsahn wrote:Let's not lie. Unless it's voluntary, it's a tax.
That sounds like a reasonable working definition but then anything you do not get for free is one big tax, right ? The money you were paid to work is you taxing the poor slob that wanted your labor ? In any case I responded to Oil-y saying that 'most' people in the USA refuse to pay a $10 a month tax to "fix global warming." Then follow-up posts attempted to paint a tax as a waste of money.
My point is that the 'fix' does not REQUIRE taxation, although that can be one venue.
People can opt in to clean energy programs via their utilities
They can vote for clean energy regulation
They can self - produce clean energy
They can conserve
They can improve the efficiency of the devices they use
In short, attempting to equate AGW solutions with taxation is a straw-man ready made for those looking for excuses to avoid personal responsibility.