‘Science Guy’ Bill Nye suggests carbon tax to redistribute wealth

Joe Newby
Spokane Conservative Examiner
3/27/2015

While speaking to students at the University at Albany, Bill Nye, the so-called “Science guy,” said a carbon tax is necessary in order to redistribute wealth, Campus Reform reported Wednesday. The only problem, he claimed, is that some currently in power do not like big government.

“We need, dare I say it, a tax, or should I say a fee,” he reportedly said before an anonymous student began recording him. “It’s not just to be mean,” he added, “it’s to redistribute wealth.” Redistribution of wealth — something sought by many on the left — is a cornerstone of Communist ideology.

He also claimed that such a tax on a naturally-occurring element would drive innovation in environmentally-friendly ways, Campus Reform added. In his view, if drivers are forced to pay for carbon monoxide produced by their cars, someone will develop a more efficient vehicle.

“It will stimulate people investing in more energy efficient means,” he said. “If you gotta pay a fee every time you make carbon monoxide and someone comes up with a more efficient car, you’ll use that car. Somebody comes up with a more efficient blender, you’ll use that blender. I mean, that’s just how it’s going to go.”

Nye took an apparent swipe at Tea Party conservatives like Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, claiming those who do not like his vision of intrusive government are all that stand in the way. He also compared them to a General Motors employee who wants to shut the factory down…

 

 

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