Sustainable Development: Taxes to Redistribute Your Wealth


March 1, 2018

The way government works is very simple:

  • The scheme: create a barrier to entry,
  • extort taxes from the many to subsidize the few,
  • offer incentives and waivers to those stakeholders who support the scheme.

CO2, the cause global warming is bad and according to the State of California, it must be reduced at all costs through mandatory conservation and behavior modification techniques via higher prices for energy, mobility and water. Sustainable Development (SD) is the solution to reduce the impacts of global warming. Ironically, it is a sin to pollute unless you are willing to pay the State for the privilege of polluting.  Enter Cap-and-Trade, which is a SD program.

If you pay, it’s okay to pollute…

The entire climate change debate has been politicized to redistribute your tax dollars and subsidize disadvantaged and low-income communities, environmental groups and SD policies. This codifies social justice.  The whole scheme is designed transfer your money to groups who don’t have it in order to equalize income disparities (social equity). This is accomplished by removing  your voice at the ballot box and replacing your representative government with “experts”.  This is called regionalism and consists of unelected agencies, boards, bodies and commissions who rationalize their results through trumped up consensus and phony surveys.

So, your money has been taken, now what?

Dividing Up the Booty

California Climate Investments is a statewide initiative that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy and improving public health and the environment—particularly in disadvantaged communities.

The Cap-and-Trade program also creates a financial incentive for industries to invest in clean technologies and develop innovative ways to reduce pollution.

California Climate Investments projects include:

  • high-density affordable housing,
  • renewable energy,
  • public transportation,
  • zero-emission vehicles,
  • environmental restoration,
  • more sustainable agriculture,
  • recycling and much more.

At least 35 percent of these investments are made in disadvantaged and low-income communities.

The Governor’s proposed budget for FY 2018-19 includes $1.25 billion in funding for California Climate Investments.

How the Money is Distributed: You Have a Voice, Attend This Meeting

The Community Leadership Summit: Best Practices for Building Successful Projects will bring together representatives from state agencies, local government, environmental not-for-profit and community organizations to discuss best practices in promoting community engagement and leadership in California’s transition to a healthier, more sustainable state.

Topics will include:

  • Connecting California Climate Investments (CCI) Projects with Communities
  • Growing California Climate Investments (CCI) Program Outreach and Awareness
  • Building Community Partnerships: Local and Regional Government Strategies
  • Best Practices for Technical Assistance: Project Development and Implementation

Leadership Summit is Free to the public. Click here to register

Date and Time
Mon, March 12, 2018
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM PDT

University of California Riverside Extension
1200 University Avenue
Riverside, CA 92507