Government rations, it’s what they do

Recently there has been a lot of talk of government rationing of health care. In the U.K. they have been rationing health care for a long time now and now there is talk of expanding their influence to other things:

Air travel is expected to at least double by the middle of the century as new airlines spring up in developing countries like China and rich countries like Britain expand airports such as Heathrow.

However the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) fears unlimited growth of air travel will cause greenhouse gas emissions to increase and therefore cause global warming.

The CCC report comes as a think tank suggested that the unless the UK manages to meet tough targets on cutting greenhouse gases within the next three years, everyone in the UK will have to be rationed on the amount of energy, car use and flights they take.

The Institute for Public Policy Research suggested people have a certain amount of carbon credits that limits the amount they can spend on luxuries like air travel.

2 thoughts on “Government rations, it’s what they do

  1. I have to say that I consider air travel a luxury. I don’t have to fly for my job and except where I can’t, I’d rather drive than fly. It has been over 5 years since I’ve been on a plane and I have no intention on breaking that record. Airlines, airports, the TSA, and air travel in general sucks, sucks, and just plain sucks. Driving in my car for 17 hours is 10x better than a plane trip even if it gets me there in 5 hours.

  2. Yup; they ration everything (for the masses, while exempting themselves) and more and more of your daily life becomes a “luxury” to them. To a communist, the “unlimited growth” of anything (except communism) is considered unacceptable. If they can’t find a reason to limit you today, they’ll have 50 reasons by tomorrow. Eventually, breathing becomes classified as a luxury.

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