KiltyCol wrote:If any government introduces carbon caps, they should apply them equally to rich and poor. So far, taxation only stop poor people producing CO2, while the rich can carry on doing what they like.
Taxation is not a fair way of dealing with the problem, if indeed, it is right to cut CO2 in any case. It only penalises the poor.
However, there are a few things certain in life:- Birth, Death, TAXES, Love and War.
CO2 caps hurt everyone, it isn't a rich and poor issue. Even if you can afford to pay them, companies still have stockholders to deal with and managerial goals on profitability.
If the government adds this expense to manufacturs, they aren't going to eat that cost. They'll either raise their prices (if the market will allow), slash jobs to offset the cost, or move their operations to where the cost of doing business is cheaper.
The government needs to stop playing chicken with corporations. We live in a global economy and the government consistently makes it more difficult to do busines here. Everyone loses when jobs are lost...wellexcept maybe the Democratic Party.