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Van Jones and Exxon Mobil Support a Carbon Tax

johnm h Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 10:58 AM
Any company with reserves of oil or gas will benefit from reduced exploration and development as it raises the value of their own reserves. It always amazed me when all studies showing that global warming scare was a scam were dismissed as having oil money behind them. Of course big oil that owns reserves benefits from higher energy prices and lower returns to new findings. Even if they don't own abundant reserves if they own storage, a gradual increase in prices also benefits them. Moreover any big company always has more influence on big centralized government than any small company. These are the dynamics that drive liberalism, not the popuist hogwash they spout. Unfortunately we too often take them at their word.

It’s a bad omen for free enterprise, prosperity and liberty when normally warring special interest groups such as big business and progressive activists agree on public policy.

During President Obama’s first term big business interests led by the pharmaceutical industry joined the union lobby in successfully making ObamaCare the law of the land.

Shortly after Obama’s re-election, history may be repeating itself this time regarding energy policy.

While it’s known that politics makes strange bedfellows none can be more bizarre than former White House green jobs czar Van Jones and Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson agreeing on a...