Here's What's in My Dirty Martini

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Unintended Consequences? Or Deliberate Stupidity?

The Left loves Europe. They want to be like them in every way they can. It doesn’t matter how bad the idea is, they will embrace it with passion.

When the left is in charge of the economy it flounders. I don’t make this up; statistics show it to be true. So here is an economic train wreck that is being seen in Europe because of the global warming hoax. And this is what the Left wants in this country too.

In the Netherlands, Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport, one of Europe's busiest airports is expecting to see about 55,000 fewer travelers this summer because of the global warming tax they have levied on air travelers.

"We're expecting zero growth in 2008, and in fact a decrease (in passenger numbers) in July and August," an airport spokesman was quoted as saying by the domestic ANP news agency.

The Netherlands is the only country that levies an global warming tax on flights departing the country -- 11.25 euros per passenger (17.75 dollars) for European destinations and 45 euros for intercontinental points.

With higher fuel prices pushing up air fares worldwide, travel industry experts say the tax will hurt business at Schiphol and see many Dutch travelers go to nearby German airports instead. It won’t only be at the airport where business is affected, it will touch a whole lot more.

I hope you people see what we’re in store for if we go down the road on this global warming hoax. The Left’s answer will be more taxes and less freedoms and the economy will truly suffer. History has shown that when taxes are increased, the economy declines. It also shows that when taxes are cut, the economy grows. It doesn’t matter what the tax is for, the effect is the same. And in this case it would also be the global economy that suffers too.

These geniuses that think that mankind is so powerful that we, in less than 200 years of industrialization, can destroy a planet that has been around for 4.5 billion years. Aside from the arrogance of their premise, it’s just preposterous.

But the environmentalist wackos have them (and some Republicans too) so afraid that they will march in step with them.

So, my liberal friends, watch what happens in Europe with this belief that we can tax our way into a cooler climate. If you watch what happens in Europe with an objective mind (and, for the world's sake, please try!) I think you will see the economic impact that will occur if we continue down this path of arrogance and stupidity. But I guess we're supposed to judge them on their intentions, not their results.


Raspberry Truffle Martini
1 1/2 parts Raspberry Vodka
1 part White Creme de Cacao
3/4 part Cream
1/2 part Chambord Liqueur

Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice until VERY cold. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with raspberries or maraschino cherry. Perfect for those global warming days of summer.


Chuck said...

Good post! I believe it will be this sort of thing that will be the undoing of EU. The bureaucrats have a strangle hold on the European population right now but sooner or later, people are going to get fed up with the constant chipping away of their rights.

As for the global warming tax, it shows just how stupid bureaucrats are. A tax isn't going to reduce emissions one iota. All it will do is appease the Global Warming Zealots while making it harder for everyone else. If the are really interested in reducing emissions, they should work with airlines, industry and the public rather than issueing mandates and imposing onerous taxes.

I am very tired of the constant warinings that we are ruining the planet or that the polar ice cap is melting, etc. If there were some true facts rather than opinions to back up the warnings I might take heed. As it is, my opinion is just as valuable as Al Gore's.


A-6Dude said...

And your opinion makes more sense!