Friday, February 2, 2007

Chirac Threatens U.S. with Trade Sanctions

The self-proclaimed President of the European Union, Jaques Chiraq, the actual President of France - the self-proclaimed capital of the European Union - has recently given the United States an ultimatum: Sign on to the Kyoto protocol or else!

"A carbon tax is inevitable," Chirac is quoted as saying in in the NYT's on Feb 2, 2007, "the countries that do not accept the minimum obligations will be obliged to pay."

This is not an idle threat. The European Union represents the strongest collective economic block in the world. According to wiki (I know, I know... take it with a grain of salt)

The European Union is the largest political and economic entity on the European continent, with around 500 million people and an estimated GDP of US$13.4 trillion (1st in the World if ranked).

The theory behind the EU is something like: Alone vie are tineey and stupeeed, but togetharr we are POWERFUL ... and stupeeed.

The United States will probably be forced into a similar alliance with Mexico and Canada in order to remain competitive in the world economy in the next 25 years or so... but back to Chirac.

The self-proclaimed president of the EU makes a frightening point... that a "carbon" tax is likely to become a reality. There is no real reason for this: Global warming is bogus; however, as long as scientists are given awards and grants for claiming Global warming is real, politicians will be able to use scare tactics in order to gain more of their two favorite things: money and power.In this case, France is trying to use the EU to gain more money and power.

The United States is the world economic superpower. The EU is working to knock the US off this position and to keep America from regaining this title. Global warming is as convenient a justification for tearing down free trade than any other. The EU, in a guise of being a friend to the planet, simply taxes the United States as punishment for our alleged transgressions. We are forced to choose between signing onto a treaty that would cripple our economy, which would help make the EU the world economic superpower, or face economic sanctions, which would help make the EU the world economic superpower.

Keep Chirac in mind next time you go shopping for perfume, wine, cosmetics, etc.

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