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Paris protests are about rising gas taxes but the dishonest American media won’t tell you why: “Climate change”
When POTUS Donald Trump said during his 2016 campaign that, if elected, he would withdraw the United States from the “terrible” Paris Climate Accords deal to which his predecessor, Barack Obama, had committed the United States.
There were some grumblings at the time, particularly among the Left-wing “establishment” media and cable news commentariat, but since nobody in official Washington believed that Candidate Trump had a chance in Hades of winning the White House, not much else was said.
But then Trump did win and suddenly the America Leftist media and its chattering class — all of whom believe in ‘human-caused climate change’ as a religion — really began to fret: Was the new president serious? Would he dare to leave an agreement foisted upon him by the globalist elite of whom he could never become a member? Who does he think he is, anyway?
Sure enough, POTUS announced in June 2017, just six months after taking office, that America would withdraw from the agreement. Whether or not you agreed with his decision, you need only look at the massive protests occurring in Paris to fully understand why POTUS made the right choice.
What’s that, you say? The protests in Paris have nothing at all to do with the climate accords that were signed there in April 2016.
Oh yes, they do. In fact, the current protests have everything to do with the Paris Accords — but the dishonest American media isn’t reporting on them in that way.
The U.S. press has said that the protests are in response to large fuel tax increases, and that is true insofar as it goes. French President Emmanuel Macron’s government imposed the taxes more than three weeks ago on gasoline and diesel fuel.
But what the American press is not telling readers is that the fuel taxes are really carbontaxes called for in the Paris Accords in order to force drivers to use less fuel — even if they can’t use less fuel because they are already using only what they need to make a living. (Related: “Climate change” hoax starting to crumble as scientists admit doom projections were totally wrong.)
Wealth redistribution scheme
As Reuters (not an American newswire service) noted:
Macron introduced new carbon taxes to urge motorists to change behavior and protect the environment.
As part of the agreement, U.S. consumers would have also been subjected to the very same so-called ‘carbon’ taxes of the sort the Macron government foisted upon French citizens, though after massive protests the French leader has now suspended them. That means every industry that relies on ‘fossil fuels’ would have had to raise prices in order to account for the increased costs of doing business under the pact. Gas and diesel prices would definitely have gone up, making it even more difficult for the poorest of Americans to make ends meet.
And perhaps U.S. cities, like Paris, would now be ablaze as well.
“Not only does this deal subject our citizens to harsh economic restrictions, it fails to live up to our environmental ideals,” the president said when he announced the U.S. was withdrawing from the agreement at the White House last year.
“As someone who cares deeply about the environment, which I do, I cannot in good conscience support a deal that punishes the United States — which is what it does -– the world’s leader in environmental protection, while imposing no meaningful obligations on the world’s leading polluters,” he added.
The Paris Climate Accords were little more than another globalist scheme to redistribute wealth from rich nations to poor countries who, by the way, were not going to be required to contribute one thin dime in carbon taxes.
But you’ll not read a word of this in the disgustingly dishonest American establishment media.