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Title: Mitt Romney Is Thinking of Co-Sponsoring a Carbon Tax for Some Reason
Post by: libertybele on June 11, 2019, 06:11:46 PM
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Mitt Romney Is Thinking of Co-Sponsoring a Carbon Tax for Some Reason

While Mitt Romney may be a good, decent person, he’s a pretty bad Republican and has been his entire career. That’s continued with his ascent (descent?) to Senate, where he’s fancied himself Jeff Flake’s long lost twin brother. His reaction to the Mueller report was pretty much what you’d expect but he’s always up for trying to scuttle a GOP nominee to virtue signal for Barack Obama.

While he doesn’t know if he’ll support Trump in 2020, he knows that something must be done about climate change and a carbon tax might just be the ticket.

Romney recently told E&E News (an energy focused outlet) that he’s thinking about co-sponsoring a carbon tax bill.

    Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) said today he’s considering co-sponsoring a carbon tax bill amid shifting attitudes in the GOP and increasingly strong advocacy for carbon pricing programs in corporate America.

That last line may seem counter intuitive, but it’s actually a real shift going on within the oil and gas industry. They are scared to death of coming legal action regarding carbon emissions and “climate change.” Their response is to ask the government to start taxing them, along with giving them legal protections if they comply.

The logic goes something like this. Because the entire industry would be hit with the same taxes, they could all raise prices at uniform rates, passing the costs onto consumers. It then becomes a win-win for them. They get new legal protections and any increase in costs from the taxes aren’t paid by them anyway. It’s really a testament to just how incidious crony capitalism is among the U.S. government and large corporations.

Romney, being your typical establishment Republican, is willing to entertain the idea..........

https://www.redstate.com/bonchie/2019/06/11/mitt-romney-entertaining-carbon-tax/ (https://www.redstate.com/bonchie/2019/06/11/mitt-romney-entertaining-carbon-tax/)
Title: Re: Mitt Romney Is Thinking of Co-Sponsoring a Carbon Tax for Some Reason
Post by: Hoodat on June 11, 2019, 06:18:13 PM
If we could only tax Congressional salaries based on how high the deficit is.
Title: Re: Mitt Romney Is Thinking of Co-Sponsoring a Carbon Tax for Some Reason
Post by: libertybele on June 11, 2019, 07:13:01 PM
If we could only tax Congressional salaries based on how high the deficit is.

In the same light if only Congressional salaries were based on actual accomplishments.
Title: Re: Mitt Romney Is Thinking of Co-Sponsoring a Carbon Tax for Some Reason
Post by: Sanguine on June 11, 2019, 10:37:37 PM
He has a very inflated sense of self importance.
Title: Re: Mitt Romney Is Thinking of Co-Sponsoring a Carbon Tax for Some Reason
Post by: Chosen Daughter on June 11, 2019, 10:56:55 PM
He has a very inflated sense of self importance.


I've always had a bone to pick with his company.  Lost a very good job after a Bain takeover.  Now he is sounding like Al Gore.
Title: Re: Mitt Romney Is Thinking of Co-Sponsoring a Carbon Tax for Some Reason
Post by: truth_seeker on June 12, 2019, 12:25:26 AM
He has a very inflated sense of self importance.

Born on 3rd base, but thinks HE hit a home run.
Title: Re: Mitt Romney Is Thinking of Co-Sponsoring a Carbon Tax for Some Reason
Post by: The Ghost on June 12, 2019, 12:31:43 AM
He has a very inflated sense of self importance.

That boy is over inflated. 
Title: Re: Mitt Romney Is Thinking of Co-Sponsoring a Carbon Tax for Some Reason
Post by: Smokin Joe on June 12, 2019, 02:37:28 AM
Not sure what folks in Utah were thinking....after Romney's Massachusetts stint, he carpetbagged this job.
Title: Re: Mitt Romney Is Thinking of Co-Sponsoring a Carbon Tax for Some Reason
Post by: Sighlass on June 12, 2019, 03:31:22 AM
And folks voted for this moron .....
Title: Re: Mitt Romney Is Thinking of Co-Sponsoring a Carbon Tax for Some Reason
Post by: Smokin Joe on June 12, 2019, 03:35:52 AM
And folks voted for this moron .....
Sadly, it isn't what you vote for so much as what you vote against.
Title: Re: Mitt Romney Is Thinking of Co-Sponsoring a Carbon Tax for Some Reason
Post by: Sanguine on June 12, 2019, 09:57:14 AM
Sadly, it isn't what you vote for so much as what you vote against.

True story.
Title: Re: Mitt Romney Is Thinking of Co-Sponsoring a Carbon Tax for Some Reason
Post by: libertybele on June 12, 2019, 12:42:41 PM
Sadly, it isn't what you vote for so much as what you vote against.

Seems like that's been very true for the past several election cycles.
Title: Re: Mitt Romney Is Thinking of Co-Sponsoring a Carbon Tax for Some Reason
Post by: IsailedawayfromFR on June 12, 2019, 12:50:12 PM
Just think of the idiocy we would have witnessed if this scumbag had somehow became President.

Likely a regular diner with the likes of Pelosi and Schumer.  Even and AOC cheerleader who embraces the Green New Deal.
Title: Re: Mitt Romney Is Thinking of Co-Sponsoring a Carbon Tax for Some Reason
Post by: rustynail on June 12, 2019, 12:52:00 PM
Carbon-dioxide is not a pollutant.
Title: Re: Mitt Romney Is Thinking of Co-Sponsoring a Carbon Tax for Some Reason
Post by: Smokin Joe on June 13, 2019, 03:37:49 AM
Carbon-dioxide is not a pollutant.
Exactly. It's a trace gas in the atmosphere, one we need some of to survive, and one plants convert to food.

It's a feature, not a bug.
Title: Re: Mitt Romney Is Thinking of Co-Sponsoring a Carbon Tax for Some Reason
Post by: jafo2010 on June 13, 2019, 01:39:46 PM
Romney is worse than that traitor McCain.  Utah, what were you thinking?