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From WiseGeek.com comes this description of CAP AND TRADE we’ve all been hearing about but not told a God damned WORD about what exactly it is and what it will do
“Under a cap and trade system, a government authority first sets a cap, deciding how much pollution in total will be allowed. Next, companies are issued credits, essentially licenses to pollute, based on how large they are, what industries they work in, and so forth. If a company comes in below its cap, it has extra credits which it may trade with other companies. For companies which come in below their caps, a cap and trade system is great, because they can sell their extra credits, profiting while reducing their pollution. For companies which cannot get their pollution under control, a cap and trade system penalizes them for their excess pollution while still bringing overall pollution rates down. In a sense, the need to purchase credits acts as a fine, encouraging companies to reduce their emissions.”
Cap and Trade pisses me off. Because yes, it can work, it can help reduce emissions. But it won’t. Who sets the standards for pollution emissions? Government. Who sells the “credits” and sets their price? Government. So the Government can increase the allowable pollution and sell more credits. And increase allowable pollution even more, and sell more credits. In this way, Government will take over control of every industry, every power producer in the United States, while INCREASING GLOBAL POLLUTION. People are the polluters. Not “Industry”. People. The pollution of our Earth is because there’s too many of us people. I’ve been praying for a global disease epidemic for 30 years to wipe out most of us. The only way not to pollute is not to exist. The Chinese have it right. They passed laws to stop the flood of babies. One child per couple, and if a couple tried to have a second, a forced abortion, vasectomy and tubal ligation followed. Because they know that humans are stupid and selfish and have to be forced to do right, or they’ll never do it at all. Abortion should be MANDATORY for any female who has already produced one child, whether it lived or not. Vasectomy should be MANDATORY for all men who have fathered one child. Human life is NOT sacred, and only fucking idiots believe otherwise. The more of us there are, the worse we act.
Then pollution, famine, poverty and human misery will begin to fade away as the Earth begins to recover from our onslaught. If I were this planet and I were a thinking being, I’d be thinking very hard on how to rid myself of my infestation of lice. People suck.