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Time for us to start to consider rationing as the primary means to combat climate change. (Original Post) roamer65 May 2023 OP
We couldn't even get people to wear masks to keep from killing their friends and families. TwilightZone May 2023 #1
I just wanna see them hafta eat their veggies. roamer65 May 2023 #2
They'd get healthier and we'd cut down on health care costs. TwilightZone May 2023 #3
+1000 roamer65 May 2023 #4
Yup. applegrove May 2023 #6
Yup. applegrove May 2023 #7
I can think of a more effective use for that stone. mercuryblues May 2023 #10
Been there... 2naSalit May 2023 #5
It would be fairer. roamer65 May 2023 #8
That has occurred to me as well. The advantage of rationing is that it would be fair because Martin68 May 2023 #9

TwilightZone

(25,422 posts)
1. We couldn't even get people to wear masks to keep from killing their friends and families.
Thu May 25, 2023, 10:00 PM
May 2023

I can just imagine how well rationing would go over with the Trumpers.

Martin68

(22,755 posts)
9. That has occurred to me as well. The advantage of rationing is that it would be fair because
Fri May 26, 2023, 10:49 AM
May 2023

everybody, regardless of their wealth, would be restricted to a limited use of resources that increase the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. But that's exactly why Republicans fight so hard against the idea of dealing with climate change. They would hate any mandated restriction on the use of resources. Just as they hated the COVID mask-wearing and vaccination mandates. They just can't comprehend the concept of doing anything they don't want to just to insure a better future for the human race. They label it "Marxism" and that's that.

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