A brief interruption from ongoing reports about hypocritical Canadian politicians for this (un)important update about hypocritical American politicians. Via CNBC, we learn that some Congresscritter has been left spluttering by a European Union “carbon tax” being imposed on U.S. airlines through its Emissions Trading Scheme:
Republican Senator John Thune, a sponsor of the measure, said it sent a “strong message” to the EU that it cannot impose taxes on the United States.
“The Senate’s action today will help ensure that U.S. air carriers and passengers will not be paying down European debt through this illegal tax and can instead be investing in creating jobs and stimulating our own economy,” Thune said in a statement.
Back in 2005, John Thune (R-SD) voted in favour of the United States increasing taxes on the EU and the rest of the world with TIPRA and its Foreign Earned Income Exclusion “stacking provision”, resulting in Canadians and Europeans paying down American debt through illegal taxes instead of investing in creating jobs and stimulating the economy.