Yikes: A Bipartisan Proposal on Climate Change and Nation’s Debt

by Bill Chameides | February 24th, 2012
posted by Erica Rowell (Editor)

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Two donkeys and two elephants walk into a bar …

Before finishing that setup, may I call your attention to an interesting op-ed from today’s Washington Post: a quartet of Democrats and Republicans suggesting that putting a price on carbon may be the single stone to aim at both dangerous climate change and dangerous rising national debt.

Believe it or not, it’s no joke, so here’s one by way of explanation: 

Two donkeys and two elephants walk into a bar. The bartender looks at the donkeys, and then to the elephants, and says: “Oh, I get it — you guys are retired.”

“Carbon Emission Policy Could Slash Debt, Improve Environment” [Washington Post]

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  1. MattN
    Feb 24, 2012

    …more taxes. Yeah, that always works. No comment on Fakegate?

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