U.S. Carbon Tax to Shovel Dollars to U.N. Bureaucrats?
As I have noted in testimony before Congress, all of the proposed cap-and-trade bills included mechanisms for taking money from energy consumers and spending it on foreign climate initiatives. So, for those following climate legislation, it should be of little surprise that the Office of Environment and Energy in the Treasury Department is housed within Treasury’s Office of International Affairs.Climate: Sen. Kerry expected to make climate a 'banner issue' if he is secretary of State -- 11/27/2012 -- www.eenews.net
Sen. John Kerry will bring his passion for climate change with him to the State Department if President Obama taps him to replace departing Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton early in his next term, and the Massachusetts Democrat's presence could help inject needed life into the United States' role in international climate discussions, experts say.Flashback: John Kerry Saves $500,000 By Docking 76-Foot Luxury Yacht Out Of State
BOSTON (AP) -- Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry is docking his family's new $7 million yacht in neighboring Rhode Island, allowing him to avoid paying roughly $500,000 in taxes to the cash-strapped Bay State.