Don Fullerton, a professor at University of Illinois is advocating to bring on Cap and Trade as a way for the state to grab an additional $2 billion a year. He admits that for Illinois, it isn’t about climate change, it all about the $$$$$.
He further admits that gasoline prices would skyrocket, as would utility costs and that jobs would be lost, but so what? The best part about this scheme for ideologues like Fullerton is that it would allegedly spare taxpayers being gouged by a government greedy for $$$$ and would instead have the greedy government gouge greedy corporations and their stockholders.
It’s a Win-Win!