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    From 2007

    Democratic Presidential candidate Senator Dodd came out with a speech in which he called for a Corporate Carbon Tax.  While I have much in agreement with this, in reality, the nation should not have a “tax” but a fee.  A Global Warming Impact Fee …

    Very simply, polluters will be paying to pollute the air that you, I, and our children breathe; to pollute the water that we drink.  Like a tipping fee at the local dump, the polluters should be paying a fee (to us, to the US) for this right.  This is not a “Tax”, which somehow implies taking away something from someone a portion of something that they have earned, but instead a fee for the right to impact on someone else’s property.

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    by A Siegel on Thu Nov 29, 2012 at 08:35:39 PM PST

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