Investments of $750 billion could create a “Green New Deal” to revive the world economy and protect the environment, perhaps aided by a tax on oil, the head of the U.N. environment agency said on Thursday.
Yes, the UN. The country club for corrupt dictators and kleptocrats. Sponsors of refuge camp rape, genocide and institutionalized racism. (And I’m being nice here) They want the ability to independently tax.
Achim Steiner said spending should focus on five environmental sectors including improved energy efficiency for buildings and solar or wind power to create jobs, curb poverty and fight climate change.
Poverty is an environmental factor now? I don’t think so. Poverty (and I mean true poverty, not the live on food stamps and have a big screen and a car US version of poverty) is always caused by government. So government causes the problem and demands money to fix a problem. If you don’t see a problem with that, then YOU are the problem.
“The opportunity must not be lost,” Steiner, head of the U.N. Environment Program (UNEP), told Reuters of a UNEP study that will be put to world leaders meeting in London on April 2 to work out how to spur the ailing economy.
Ah yes, “Never let a crises go to waste”. What other socialist have we heard that from recently?
The UNEP report said investments of one percent of global gross domestic product, or about $750 billion, could bankroll a “Global Green New Deal” inspired by the “New Deal” of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt that helped end the depression of the 1930s.
Don’t you mean the “New Deal” that turned a recession into a depression in the 1930s? Right. Anyone paying attention here?
Investments should be split between more energy efficient buildings, renewable energies, better transport, improved agriculture and measures to safeguard nature — such as fresh water, forests or coral reefs, it said.
Let me decode this for you: Taxes levied on the US will be funneled into the secret bank accounts of third world kleptocrats.
It would be almost, if not totally, unnoticed by the consumer,” he said, especially since oil prices have fallen from more than $140 a barrel at mid-2008 peaks to about $40.
In other words, since we have relatively cheap gas again, there’s plenty of room to slap a tax on there.
The last thing the UN needs is independent taxing authority.
And for all you liberals in the US who think it’s OK to tax the rich? Guess what? The UN thinks everyone in the US is rich.