Something unique in the extensive history of the global warming/climate change scam occurred this week. The intended working class victims of the “green” climate campaign have rebelled in recent weeks and this week they achieved a major concession by the French Government. The Government has agreed to postpone a scheduled increase in the carbon tax as it had previously decided to do. This will not lower the tax paid primarily by the poorer and lower class working people, but at least the proposed tax increase will be postponed, most recently through 2019. The Wall Street Journal expresses my views very well in an editorial.
The leader of the revolt welcomed the Government’s concessions but said that “This is only a first step. The French do not wish to have just crumbs, like sparrows at the edge of a window in the middle of winter. We want the whole baguette. We are preparing for a political transition much more than an ecological transition.”
The climate-friendly US news media have done their best to try to disguise what is happening, but it is all too clear. Although there are many differences between the French and the US political systems, it is as if the liberal elite backers of climate “action” split from the working class and labor supporters of the Democratic Party and forced a Democratic Administration to end further hikes in a hypothetical carbon tax in the US.
This may be the future of climate change public policy in the US. If so, this may have been a significant change in the whole course of the climate change/global warming campaign in the US. It is about time. Imagine, the intended victims are fighting back after decades of propaganda in favor of “decarbonization.” I am not sure that a similar revolt would occur in the US since the US does not have a history of street demonstrations and unrest on taxation policies and energy prices. And the French situation is not currently applicable here because the Democratic Party lacks a majority in the Senate and does not control the Presidency. The split between the intellectuals and the working class groups on climate has long been clear here in the US, but it has not led to public unrest so far.
But it could happen elsewhere with a suitable history and an upset populace. So far the right wing of the Democratic Party has gone along with the left wing, which is the group pushing the climate scam, even though it is the right wing that is being primarily hit by the greatly increased fossil fuel prices, mainly in the “Blue” states. This is particularly the case in the “deep blue” coastal states that are firmly under the control of the Democratic Party. So such a rebellion is unlikely here anytime soon, but it is no longer inconceivable. Other nations may reduce their carbon taxes or decide not to implement them and and other “decarbonization” policies as a result.
via Carlin Economics and Science
December 6, 2018 at 02:53PM