Making the leap: the environment vs. convenience

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jrose
Making the leap: the environment vs. convenience

 

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From rabble's front page:

[url=http://www.rabble.ca/columnists_full.shtml?x=67664]Making the leap: the environment vs. convenience[/url]

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A responsible government would not be looking to stimulate more growth. Instead they would be developing policies to reverse growth and cut down on exploitation to the point that the planet could once again produce more than was being consumed. Being owned and operated by big business, there is fat chance that any current government would be allowed to do that.

Environmental organizations, for the most part, understand what the problem is, but don't have the guts to push for real solutions. A case in point is the government's proposal for a carbon tax. Nothing more than a shell game that penalizes those in middle and lower income brackets who will be hard put to pay the taxes, while leaving the wealthy free to continue creating greenhouse gasses to their heart's content, albeit at a bit higher cost. A carbon tax by itself is little more than another class-based policy that puts the greatest burden on those who can least afford it. But, from a business controlled government, what else could one expect?