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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:03 AM
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A CARBON TAX should be on the table too.
"In his address, Obama said we have to put everything on the table. But when asked whether a carbon tax would be part of the mix in closing the deficit during the White House press call, the official said it was not."

http://www.alternet.org/news/150596/obama_deficit_speec...


It's great that the prez is talking about Democratic values, but he is also buying into the Republican narrative about the deficit, even promising $3 in spending cuts for every dollar raised in taxes. We have to offer Democratic solutions as well as values - beginning with a carbon tax.
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vaberella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:18 AM
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1. Isn't this part of the other Debates coming up?
Isn't there an energy debate and a few others.
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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:20 AM
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2. It needs to be part of the budget debate...
Either everything is on the table, as the prez says, or it isn't. Time for Congressional progressives to play hardball.
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Kolesar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:33 AM
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3. Fuel taxes don't even pay for road construction and repair
Cities and property owners have to pay for city, township, and county roads.
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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:47 AM
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4. A tax on greenhouse emissions could make a big difference...
Edited on Thu Apr-14-11 10:47 AM by polichick
...in more ways than one - and it's a Democratic solution, in contrast with all the cutting of social programs, which is a right-wing solution.
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