While both Brexit and the election of Donald Trump to the office of the President were major blows for the Establishment, and the oligarchy that has held power over the West for almost 70 years, these power mongers did not go away despite the rising tide of populism that has changed the political field since 2016.
And in what a former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Housing told Greg Hunter in an interview with USA Watchdog earlier this morning, the Empire is not only not down and out, but they are striking back from multiple angles to bog down Trump's plans to Make America Great Again.
So with this in mind it should come as no surprise when just last week, three old washed up neo-cons went to Washington to try to lobby one of President Trump's advisers on pushing through a Carbon Tax scheme, in an attempt to undermine the new Executive's agenda to Make America Great Again.
A group of former Republican officials (including James A. Baker, Henry Paulson, George P. Shultz, Marty Feldstein and Greg Mankiw) are proposing a carbon tax starting the tax at $40 per ton, that would gradually increase.
The proceeds of the tax would be distributed to every American.
The average family of four would receive $2,000 annually in dividends. As the tax rises, so would their dividends. Since everyone would receive the same amount of revenue from the tax regardless of their income level, the dividend would make a bigger difference for poorer families than for wealthier ones.
It’s a win-win: Less carbon in the atmosphere and more equal distribution of income.
That it’s being proposed by Republicans doesn’t make the idea any less worthy.
I’m aware that some on the left would rather use revenues from such a tax to invest in clean energy and other social causes rather than return the revenues directly to the public. That detail can be worked out.
The idea is getting a hearing in the White House. And in these dreadful times, that’s good news indeed. - Bill Moyers
It is ironic that a group of former Republicans are behind this new scheme to tax the human race for simply living, working, and breathing, while trying to sell it through offering these same people the carrot of free money. But in the end what Americans should really be focusing on is the fact that there are no such things as Republicans and Democrats in our government, but only the delineation between those who are part of the oligarchy, and those who are not.