John Dingell proposes not only a huge gas tax but also ENDING THE HOME MORTGAGE DEDUCTION for “large” homes–all this to fight global warming change. (Pause. Laugh. Roll eyes.) Now, Dingell’s not serious about any of this–he said as much over the summer on the Sunday talk shows. He says he just wants to get the discussion going–and, if my memory is correct, he also said that he wants to show others that it’s impossible to pass this kind of stuff.
But just now he’s acting serious about it. As a conservative/libertarian, this is wonderful news to me. There is no quicker way to end the public’s acceptance of the many lies about climate change than to demand we both change our behavior and pay to fix the problem. Suddenly, doubts about global warming will be far more numerous, and only the most politically suicidal of Democrats will continue to spout their scare-mongering rhetoric.
So thanks, John Dingell. Thanks much! Oh–and I guess we can take this as a sign that at 80-something years old, you are no longer interested in representing the auto industry in your district, right? And that you’ll be retiring soon?
Wow. The good news just keeps rollin’ in.
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