carbon tax

Virgil: The Washington Post’s Carbon Tax Put-On

What do you call it when The Washington Post, which hates Republicans, seeks to advise them on what to do? That is, when the Post pretends to be offering honest constructive advice to the GOP? As in, do this, and it will be good for you. Maybe we could call it the Post Pretense, or the Post Ponzi, or the Post Prevarication. Or maybe we should just keep it simple and call it the Post Put-On.

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Republican Insiders Push for a Carbon Tax at White House Meeting

Beltway Republicans, including former Treasury Secretary James Baker, lobby National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn to enact a carbon tax at the White House today. Ivanka Trump, her husband Jared Kushner, and Trump’s Chief of Staff Reince Priebus are also expected to attend.

James A. Baker III (Reuters)

Senators Warn Lynch: Witch Hunt of Obama Energy Opponents is Abuse of Power

Five U.S. Republican Senators sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch demanding that she end the Department of Justice (DOJ) witch hunt against political opponents of President Obama’s energy agenda. They warn her that any improper assertion of federal investigatory or prosecutorial power is an abuse of power.

Attorney General Loretta Lynch pauses as she speaks during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, about Ferguson, Missouri. The federal government sued Ferguson on Wednesday, one day after the city council voted to revise an agreement aimed at improving the way police and …

The Dirty Story Behind Hillary Clinton’s ‘Clean Cookstoves’

On September 21, 2010, the Secretary of State announced the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (Alliance) at the Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (GCI)—with the Clinton Foundation being one of the “Strategic Partnerships and Alliances.” By November 2014, more than $400 million had been raised for the project.

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Alberta Oil Companies Hemorrhage Cash After NDP Tax Hike

President Obama is not alone in wielding governmental power to clamp down on carbon-emitting energy. While he weaponizes the Environmental Protection Agency to take on coal-powered energy, potentially shutting down hundreds of coal-fired power plants, Alberta’s new socialist NDP government is pushing ostensibly environmentally-minded policies against oil on shared premises of combating “climate change.”

The Suncor refinery in Edmonton, Canada seen here on June 17, 2015, has a capacity of refining 142,000 barrels of light oil a day, according to the company. It is run entirely on bitumen from the oil sands in Northern Alberta. AFP PHOTO/GEOFF ROBINS

Selling Global Warming Mythology and Carbon Taxes As ‘The Reagan Way’

The American economy is sick with government control. Ronald Reagan would want to deal with that problem before he’d be willing to consider any fresh taxes aimed at providing “insurance” against “climate change” — which, in any event, hasn’t proven to be a threat in decades.

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