There Can be NO Renegotiation of the Paris Wealth-Distribution Treaty

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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President Trump has officially pulled us out of the Paris Wealth-Distribution Treaty. Hooray for the President!

Yesterday, as many have heard, Trump said: “In order to fulfill my solemn duty to protect America and its citizens, the United States will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord…”

Well that’s terrific, or at least it would have been if he had ended there and simply said “thank you and have a nice day.” But he didn’t. His campaign promise was to pull out completely and leave it at that.

Yet he kind of left the door open by next saying: “…but begin negotiations to reenter either the Paris Accord or really an entirely new transaction, on terms that are fair to the United States, its businesses, its workers, its people, its taxpayers…”

Well, kudos to the President for mentioning “its taxpayers.” When have we heard a President mention the people who fit the bill when discussing international affairs? I certainly don’t recall a time. read more

Washington State’s New Wealth Distribution Tax

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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There is a ballot initiative coming up for vote this November. It’s the only one of its kind in the entire country – but hey – things must begin somewhere. I suppose it’s possible that other states are taking a wait-and-see approach – to allow Washington to be the guinea pig before jumping on the bandwagon.

Like all Western States, Washington has suffered with drought and wildfires for quite sometime now. Evidently the only thing that can put a halt to these environmental catastrophes in a Carbon Tax. Yes –a carbon tax.

According to ThinkProgress, the people of Washington State “will have the rare chance to vote on whether the state should tackle climate change by going after the root cause: rampant atmospheric pollution of greenhouse gases, like carbon dioxide.”

Ballot initiative 732 is directly modeled after what the article calls the “successful and widely popular carbon tax in British Columbia (BC).” read more