Agenda 21 rears it’s ugly head again.
Originally posted on Asylum Watch:
Your humble observer, at Asylum Watch, recently read an article by the Institute for Energy Research (IER). The link to this article was one of several at theCL Report: Mugged By Reality, an excellent service provided by the Classic Liberal Blog. The IER article is a review of a recently completed study by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) titled Using Oil Taxes to Improve Fiscal Reform.
Although Asylum Watch is where yours truly expresses his opinions on
current events the insanity going on in this world we have to live in, I do not normally form those opinions without first doing my own due diligence. In other words, I don’t normally rely on the due diligence of a third party. So, when I read the opening paragraph oo the IER article, I immediately went to the link provided so that I could read for myself what the CFR study and then form my own opinions.
The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) recently released a study by Daniel Ahn and Michael Levi showing how a new tax on oil—which would ultimately raise pump prices by $1.20/gallon—might benefit Americans. The two main reasons were: (a) right now oil is too expensive, so taxing it would help, and (b) The revenue from a new oil tax would allow the government to spend more money, thus making the economy stronger. If the reader has not yet fallen out of his or her chair, in the rest of this blog post I’ll show that I’m not making this up.