Monday, February 25, 2008

"When I see a spade I call it a carbon credit."

"Philippus aunswered, that the Canadonians werfeloes of no fyne witte in their termes but altogether grosse, clubbyshe, and rusticall, as they whiche had not the witte to calle a spade by any other name then a spade."

The truth of the matter is, taxes have always been about green policies.

There was a time that when politicians raised taxes, they called it what it was: Raising taxes.

. . . But that was before green fever madness gripped our politicians.

It was in the throes of that condition last week that B.C. Finance Minister Carole Taylor actually claimed, with a straight face, that her province's imposition of Canada's first carbon tax (a tax on fossil fuels) could be the start of a new "social movement" across the country.

For gawd's sake, let's hope not.

Because that "social movement" is designed to hoodwink taxpayers into believing they no longer have the right to complain about our usuriously high taxes, lest they be shamed into silence by the Suzuki Nation as global warming "deniers."
Politicians will be politicians . . .
Finally, have you noticed how politicians have suddenly stopped talking about the outrageously high gasoline prices we're paying -- something you couldn't shut them up about for decades -- although of course they never did anything about it?

Problem is, politicians can't complain about high gas prices now that they're all thinking of raising them higher, ostensibly as part of their "green" plan to prevent a 20-foot rise in sea levels from wiping out Newfoundland.

It's as if we all went to sleep one night and woke up in the Oceania of George Orwell's 1984, where, instead of telling us on Monday that we've always been at war with Eastasia and on Tuesday that we've always been at war with Eurasia, now on Monday its: "High gas prices bad" and on Tuesday: "High gas prices good."


Honey Pot said...

On trolls:

I think you better be careful, you might not have used his name, but that picture is a remarkable resemblance of said troll.

You don't want him getting Lucy Warman on the case because you hurt his feelings.

Anonymous said...

That's a pretty good looking pooch and also some pretty funny posts from your "troll" buddy.

I'm sure that s/he is flattered by you honouring him with his own story thread.

NIAC said...

LOL, and blogjacking a second one?