But as for me and my house ...
Every day, the media reports that the U.S. financial situation is in dire need of substantial tax increases or the 'fiscal cliff' - i.e., bankruptcy - is in our future. President Barack Obama doesn't want to cut any budget items and Speaker Boehner says the Republicans won't agree to tax increases without budget cuts, as well.
I have news for you: there are already substantial tax increases in 2013. So, the tax increases the President and Congress are 'fighting' over will put the U.S. among the top ten (possibly top five) most heavily taxed nation in one fell swoop. (As of 2011, the U.S. was 15th.)
Be prepared. The tax increases President Clinton proposed and Congress ratified in 1993 were retroactive. If you didn't increase your withholdings during the year to estimate what would be due, a $500 penalty was imposed.
In the midst of this insanity, Mr. Obama is putting together a climate treaty requiring, for the first time, cuts in fossil-fuel emissions from both the U.S. and China. This in addition to UN efforts. Over 190 nations via envoys are meeting at the United Nations to establish a treaty that would supersede limits on emissions for industrial nations under the Kyoto Protocol, which the U.S. never ratified.
Obama is moving forward with greenhouse-gas rules for vehicles and power plants, appliance standards (again), research into low-emitting energy sources (here we go again), and for 80% of U.S. electricity to come from clean energy sources, including nuclear and natural gas. All this may help cut greenhouse gases 17 percent in 2020 in the U.S. Natural gas is inexpensive now; however, as the U.S. begins exporting, the price will inevitably rise.
Carbon emissions come from burning fossil fuels. People create carbon emissions each time we drive, fly, turn on a light, and simply live our normal 21st century lives. It isn't just about the coal industry anymore.
Countries are ranked based upon the most fossil fuels on a per person basis by the U.S. Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center, part of the U.S. Department of Energy. Qatar tops the list (14.58 metric tons per person), followed by Trinidad and Tobago, United Arab Emirates, Netherlands Antilles and Bahrain. The U.S. is No. 12 on the list, with 4.9 metric tons (4,900 kilograms) of carbon emitted per person, but this is due to our higher population.
Forget the fact that it was proven the global warming data was falsified. This is just another way to get back at the United States for being successful.
Whether we'll be able to afford to drive to work, light our homes, cook food, or brush our teeth is up in the air at this point.
Fact: The UN member nations are taking control whether Americans agree to it or not.
Fact: This creates the first world government.
Fact: Despite decades in which the U.S. financially supported the rest of the world, they hate us.
Fact: The United Nations has been trying to tax the U.S. for its 'carbon footprint' for awhile.
Fact: Mr. Obama is enabling their efforts, as well as giving the UN authority over American guns, and giving the UN access to our elections.
Fact: Every Constitutional right you ever had by treaty and executive order (bypassing Congress - thereby bypassing you)
Fact: Your taxes are about to skyrocket, if the media keeps this quiet and the Congress doesn't do anything.
If you think you don't earn enough money to pay these taxes, think again. The carbon footprint tax is levied on a country, based on its emissions. Every man, woman and child will bear the cost both in taxes and cost of living.
Enjoy your new world, Progressives!
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