I love it when people who celebrate the armed protests and Bundy ranch and Oregon lecture me about how the left is so unruly.— sal denaro (@sdenaro) February 12, 2017
Let’s say 1% of climate scientists are actually involved in generating the temperature data and deciding what to include, what to smooth, what to replace, and so on. … What follows next is pure speculation, based on my years of experience in corporate America and my understanding of human nature. No. It’s all speculation. There is no actual analysis in the analysis. It’s built on speculation.
Second, if he knew how scientists actually work he would know that if the source data were bad, the model builders would notice when the models made predictions that didn’t fit. This is how they realized that the ocean data was off in the early 2000s. Everything downstream serves as validation of source data.
And I could issue a papal decree and it would be just as valid. Trump doesn’t seem to get that EO can be struck down by courts.
A group of former Republican officials (including James A. Baker, Henry Paulson, George P. Shultz, Marty Feldstein and Greg Mankiw) is proposing a carbon tax starting the tax at $40 per ton, that would gradually increase.
The proceeds of the tax would be distributed to every American.
The average family of four would receive $2,000 annually in dividends. As the tax rises, so would their dividends. Since everyone would receive the same amount of revenue from the tax regardless of their income level, the dividend would make a bigger difference for poorer families than for wealthier ones.
It’s a win-win: Less carbon in the atmosphere, and more equal distribution of income.
That it’s being proposed by Republicans doesn’t make the idea any less worthy.
I’m aware that some on the left would rather use revenues from such a tax to invest in clean energy and other social causes rather than return the revenues directly to the public. That detail can be worked out.
The idea is getting a hearing in the White House. And in these dreadful times, that’s good news indeed.
“The average family of four would receive $2,000 annually in dividends. As the tax rises, so would their dividends. Since everyone would receive the same amount of revenue from the tax regardless of their income level, the dividend would make a bigger difference for poorer families than for wealthier ones.”
It is absurd that someone whose income is 130% of the poverty line can go to a doctor but someone whose income is 140% (or 150%, 160%, etc.) of the poverty line cannot. Yet that is the reality the design of Obamacare has created. This design generates enormous resentment because it is actually bullshit that making a little more money makes health care unaffordable.
Why did people who are on Obamacare vote against Obamacare? Maybe because Trump promised them something better and Hillary promised them more Obamacare.
In the past, government auditors, members of Congress from both parties, and independent experts have labeled the program wasteful and ineffective. Our study reinforces these conclusions, and more.
They will blame the dems.
I’m starting to see one of the disadvantages of making this list so long: People don’t believe it. Rather than seeing each item and realizing that Donald Trump really is that bad, they’re starting to dismiss the criticisms entirely. “The List” has offically contracted Three Stooges Syndrome, which is why next week I’ll be paring this down to just ten or fifteen links. All the good arguments in the world don’t do a whit of good if no one bothers to read them.
Amazing list. With sources. It’s shocking when you see the last two weeks in list form. In a normal world, any one of those items would be a news cycle dominating scandal. In Trumpworld it’s just a placeholder.
The stone age didn’t end because we ran out of stones. Better things came along.
I’ve long joked that conservatives would change their minds on climate change once someone came up with a plan to fight it via tax cuts and deregulation.
If Trump read the times rather than watching Fox, he might have read the coverage he claims didn’t exist.
The GOP special snowflake caucus demands that Warren not hurt their feelings.