< meta name="DC.Date.Valid.End" content="20050825"> Amendment Nine: Carbon Tax for SS Accts

Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Carbon Tax for SS Accts

Me like this idea. Me think it good. Only thing is, we'd like it a lot better if it were phased in, starting first with the carbon sources and moving out towards carbon users. This would allow for a smooth transition of higher fuel prices and enhance the desired ancillary effect (decreased oil dependency). Also, if you could fix the tax to oil prices, should a sudden drop in oil supply appear, the tax could fall in sympathy and alleviate artificial price fluctuations based on reserves (witness our hurricane season this year). Other than those two modifications, its an excellent idea and the Dems should start getting on board and stop worrying about who the next DNC chair is gonna be. Nice work Moose. Nice to have friends looking out for us!