OUR, yes our, Commerce Secretary Gary Locke said that U.S. consumers should pay for part of Chinese greenhouse-gas emissions. That's right. Because we are buying their poisonous products, we need to be taxed for all the smoke they push out of their smokestacks.
This from HotAir.com - “It’s important that those who consume the products being made all around the world to the benefit of America — and it’s our own consumption activity that’s causing the emission of greenhouse gases, then quite frankly Americans need to pay for that,” Commerce Secretary Gary Locke told the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai.
You read right. WE are the cause of the pollution THEY emit.
Ed Morrissey believes that WE WILL PAY for our evils one of two ways. Either we will make madcap and traitor more expensive or we will put huge tariffs on imports.
I thought Great Leader apologized for all our evils to all the countries abroad, but I was mistaken. WE NEED TO PAY.
Now that I think about it, I may be a victim as well. You see, I'm in the midst of putting a new stormdoor on our house. The instructions are impossible to follow. (yes, I am reading the instructions. sorry guys) Stamped on the box, 'Made In China'. The mental strain and agony that I'm going through, could be detrimental to any one or anything around me....thus rendering me
innocent of all my actions. Who's to fault if I go berzerk with an ax on the side of our house? Let's take a look.
I'm not sure who made the door that was originally installed on the house, so I can't go after them. Plus I sent the door off with the garbage. You know, come to think of it, recycling or destroying/dumping the old door is going to cause emissions so I need to pay for that.
Now, my Wife drove me to Mennard's to buy the door. That trip and back caused emissions I NEED TO PAY FOR. Mennard's had to have personnel at the ready to help me find and purchase the door. That caused emissions for those people to get to work and who do you think should PAY FOR THAT? I think you know who. How does Mennard's light the place? That didn't grow on a tree so it caused emissions.
The door and all it's parts were made in China so if I hadn't needed the door, those emissions never would have been emitted. Evil, evil Us citizen. I MUST PAY.
Now maybe you're getting the drift of all the pollution I've caused, so of course I MUST PAY.
Okay, so I've gone bezerk on my house and the police have hauled me away (causing more emissions) to the nuthouse. Who do you think is gonna pay for my stay there? It ain't free ya know. Now YOU NEED TO PAY for my sedatives.
Ya know, I think I'm getting the hang of these Obamanomics. What didn't get hung is my door.