Bummer: Warmists Learn That Their Climate Commitments Are Expensive

What’s most surprising is that this actually ended up being published by a paper which pushes the man-caused climate change scam

France’s climate change commitments trigger rising diesel prices and street protests

The French president is under fire again, this time over rising fuel prices.

On Saturday, some 244,000 protesters, many clad in yellow vests, literally took the streets in many places, according to the French Interior Ministry. The ministry said a network of drivers blocked roads at some 2,000 locations across the country, generating traffic backups for miles and causing one death.

A 63-year-old protester was killed in the eastern Savoie region when a driver panicked by demonstrators accidentally accelerated into the crowd, French media reported. In other incidents nationwide, 106 people were reported injured, five seriously.

The protesters’ chief complaint: the rising cost of diesel fuel. The recent price hike is a direct result of President Emmanuel Macron’s commitment to curbing climate change, which included higher carbon taxes for 2018, the first full year of his term. But beyond the diesel issue, many turned out Saturday to voice any number of other frustrations with the “president for the rich,” who is seen as increasingly removed from ordinary people’s concerns.

Diesel, a fossil fuel, is known for the pollutants it emits into the air. Although it was traditionally taxed at the same rate as gasoline, that is no longer the case: Taxes on diesel have risen 6.2 percent per liter this year, as part of the government’s efforts to protect clean air. The problem is diesel remains the most common fuel in France, leading many to view recent policies as an attack on working people more than an environmental safeguard.

The Warmist governments had been pushing diesel as a cleaner alternative to gasoline, then, they started cracking down in it. Warmists were super happy to go with all the climate change stuff right up till it hit themselves in the wallet.

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3 Responses to “Bummer: Warmists Learn That Their Climate Commitments Are Expensive”

  1. MrToad says:

    Wait until they see the tax burden of raising an army against the US when they start financing Macron & Merkel’s EU army. Aircraft, Ships & Tanks (and their support crews) cost real money not political commitments like ‘climate change’ which Germany just walked away from.

  2. dachs_dude says:

    Remember: It was only supposed to affect the wealthy. Poor people wouldn’t have to pay anything. Ha!! Yet another Tax the Rich scheme that affects the poor and middle class the most. It’s all Liberals know.

  3. […] end up hitting themselves right in the wallet. I mentioned the start of the protest back on November 17, and didn’t expect them to still be going […]

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