The fear of global warming is about to provide a bonanza for tax collectors. Taxpayers are coming to be addressed as “polluters” in an attempt to stifle any protest against draconian increases in taxation.
Treasuries around the world are dusting off plans to extort money from their citizens that were previously considered too extreme to be politically justifiable.
Passing the highly contentious issues of whether global warming is a fact rather than a new faith, whether it is a continuing problem if unaddressed, whether it is a natural event or a situation created by human intervention, it should be asked what is going to happen to all this money.
Initial indications are not good. A number of governments re providing evidence that they are simply using the extra tax to increase the earnings of politicians and to pay for propaganda and government corruption.