For all you knucklehead environmentalists think that this is going to fix the fraudulent “global warming” problem, Well it won’t fix anything and here is why. Here in California and nationally, it will do nothing but cost the consumer/tax payer more money. How you ask? Well let me explain it to you.
First, California as well as the other twelve states that want local control of emissions will use this Obama decision to tax the motor vehicle owner based on “estimated emissions.” What this means is that the state will add a “fee” (that’s what the California State Legislature calls taxes now) based on your current vehicle and it’s estimated “Carbon footprint.” In the words of Ray Liota in Goodfella”s, “It’s beautiful.”
It gives the State latitude as to how much to charge the consumer based on the vehicle they drive. If you have a big truck, hold onto your wallets. For those of you that don’t know this, if you buy a 2009 half ton pick up truck, you pay 600.00 dollars a year to register it in California. This is more than ten times the rate charged by surrounding states.
Well now they can simply charge an additional “fee” for what the state of California calls “gross polluter” vehicles. It’s like a luxury tax. For all of you simpletons across America that don’t believe me, don’t worry. Like Illegal aliens, it will be coming to your neighborhood soon. It’s a scam to bilk you out of more of your earnings and control your behavior and nothing more.
This is what G.W. Bush was trying to protect us against and this is exactly what President Obama wants to do to us. Screw us out of more money because lets face it. More money for states means more money for the Feds. It means less money the federal government has to give back to the states.
Then there is the added bonus off being able to tell the major automakers not just in America but around the world how to run their businesses too. If a Toyota does not meet California emissions, well there will be an extra tax on that vehicle and we all know who ultimately ends up paying that. The consumer.
Now I am willing to bet he goes after the petroleum industry and hammers them with new “fees” called windfall taxes. I have a huge problem with windfall taxes. First of all, when British Petroleum drills holes and doesn’t find any oil, does the government help absorb their losses? When a drug company invests billions inn research and development of a new drug that doesn’t work, does the government help absorb their costs? The answer is a resounding NO !
Then why does the government feel that it should be entitled to some of the profits when things go good for these same companies? Can’t you see? The whole end game here is power and control. It has nothing to do with helping “global warming” or anything else.
And here is the rub. The auto industry will do what all big business is forced to do to insure its own survival. They will be forced to flood Washington D.C. with vast sums of money in the form of Lobbying dollars to keep Congress from letting this happen. The other rub is that our beloved elected officials will do what they have been doing for fifty years to save face. They will push the compliance date back until after they are dead and gone. Ah, the perfect Ponzi scheme. JD