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Al Gore's Hilarious New Plan!!!
Dink Progress

Posted on 09/18/2006 2:35:05 PM PDT by Minus_The_Bear

I think Al Gore may have outdone himself and proposed his most hilarious plan yet... wait for it..

...Gore also called for the complete elimination of the payroll tax. It would be replaced by a tax on CO2:

"For the last fourteen years, I have advocated the elimination of all payroll taxes — including those for social security and unemployment compensation — and the replacement of that revenue in the form of pollution taxes — principally on CO2. The overall level of taxation would remain exactly the same. It would be, in other words, a revenue neutral tax swap. But, instead of discouraging businesses from hiring more employees, it would discourage business from producing more pollution..."


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: algoreisnotmyprez; gore; kazyinski; manbearpig; soreloserman; unabomber
I'm totally sold.
1 posted on 09/18/2006 2:35:06 PM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: Minus_The_Bear
He convinced me to beware of Manbearpig.
2 posted on 09/18/2006 2:36:48 PM PDT by mainepatsfan
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To: Minus_The_Bear

He wants to tax AIR?


3 posted on 09/18/2006 2:37:02 PM PDT by Dog
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To: Minus_The_Bear

I hope there can be a checkbox on the 1040 form for those who wish to pay additional CO2 tax!


4 posted on 09/18/2006 2:37:21 PM PDT by mallardx
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To: Minus_The_Bear

Sign me up!!!!

If Al Bore has to pay taxes on the amount of hot air he produces with his bloviation...the deficit will be eliminated in short order!!!


5 posted on 09/18/2006 2:37:52 PM PDT by hnj_00
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To: mallardx
Only 537 people kept this man from becoming the President..

I still shudder.

6 posted on 09/18/2006 2:38:48 PM PDT by Dog
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To: Minus_The_Bear
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7 posted on 09/18/2006 2:39:20 PM PDT by Dick Bachert
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To: Minus_The_Bear
Guess I stop breathing then?
I can see all of us wearing a bag over our mouths, with a meter reading how much co2 we breath out, and being charged monthly.....
8 posted on 09/18/2006 2:39:25 PM PDT by lucky american (We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails)
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To: Minus_The_Bear; ancient_geezer

Better than the Fair tax?
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9 posted on 09/18/2006 2:39:28 PM PDT by expatpat
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To: Minus_The_Bear

Easy now, Along with CO2 would be a tax on methane production and I have an uncle who would be bankrupted.


10 posted on 09/18/2006 2:39:39 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: expatpat

More fair than the fair tax! < /sarc >


11 posted on 09/18/2006 2:41:02 PM PDT by weegee (Remember "Remember the Maine"? Well in the current war "Remember the Baby Milk Factory")
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To: traderrob6

LOL! Come to think of it, I would be badly hurt in that case....


12 posted on 09/18/2006 2:41:10 PM PDT by expatpat
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To: Minus_The_Bear

When will this pathetic femme get it that he's long overdue on giving up his 15 minutes of fame?


13 posted on 09/18/2006 2:41:11 PM PDT by MikeA (Not voting out of anger in November is a vote for Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House)
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To: traderrob6

Would we tax wild animals too?


14 posted on 09/18/2006 2:41:32 PM PDT by weegee (Remember "Remember the Maine"? Well in the current war "Remember the Baby Milk Factory")
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To: Minus_The_Bear

Al Gore wants to tax breathing? First we had a president who claims he didn't inhale and now we have a vice president who wants to tax us when we exhale!


15 posted on 09/18/2006 2:41:38 PM PDT by GBA
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To: GBA

At least he wouldn't be able to tax dead people retroactively like Bubba did.


16 posted on 09/18/2006 2:42:28 PM PDT by weegee (Remember "Remember the Maine"? Well in the current war "Remember the Baby Milk Factory")
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To: weegee

I'm all for it. But first we must abolish the payroll tax and the unemployment tax and then I promise we get to Algore's "fart" tax first thing, I promise.


17 posted on 09/18/2006 2:42:36 PM PDT by Patrick1
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To: Dog
Only 537 people kept this man from becoming the President..

That is a scary thought indeed.

18 posted on 09/18/2006 2:43:21 PM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: Patrick1

Hey, this is just a back end way to tax vegans!


19 posted on 09/18/2006 2:43:35 PM PDT by weegee (Remember "Remember the Maine"? Well in the current war "Remember the Baby Milk Factory")
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To: Minus_The_Bear
Gore is one sick little mouse.
I just hope he decides it is best for the country to run for President one more time. If nominated, he would absolutely insure a GOP victory.
20 posted on 09/18/2006 2:45:42 PM PDT by vox_freedom (Matthew 5:37 But let your speech be yea, yea: no, no)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

Letting Divinity School dropouts define global climate research sounds like a great idea. (NOT)


21 posted on 09/18/2006 2:46:27 PM PDT by Zathras
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To: Minus_The_Bear

How are trees supposed to produce oxygen now?


22 posted on 09/18/2006 2:47:10 PM PDT by lesko
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To: weegee
>>Would we tax wild animals too?

Everything but sting-rays and big city rats.

23 posted on 09/18/2006 2:47:29 PM PDT by vox_freedom (Matthew 5:37 But let your speech be yea, yea: no, no)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

If he's going to start taxing hot air I'm sure that the politicians are not going to like it.


24 posted on 09/18/2006 2:49:09 PM PDT by seawolf101
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To: Minus_The_Bear
What's he been smoke'n??? I nominate that for the stupid quote of the week.
25 posted on 09/18/2006 2:51:09 PM PDT by 12th_Monkey
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To: Minus_The_Bear
Uhhh, for all the hot-air bloviating that this weirdo has done over the last 6 lonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnng years, he's racked up quite a bill in both human & vehicle CO2 emissions. Big enough to wipe out the entire Federal Debt.

I assume that he'll be happy to pay this. Oh wait...I forgot...taxes are for us unwashed masses not privileged enough to as brilliant as Al Gore, "Certified Genius" (it says so on his business card)...

26 posted on 09/18/2006 2:52:21 PM PDT by kromike
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To: Dog

Sounds like he wants to tax productivity -- but then what else is new?


27 posted on 09/18/2006 2:55:07 PM PDT by BenLurkin ("The entire remedy is with the people." - W. H. Harrison)
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To: Minus_The_Bear
Private jet rides for former vice presidents will be exempt.
28 posted on 09/18/2006 2:55:29 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Dems - Your conduct is an invitation to the enemy, yet few of you have heart enough to join them.)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

Based on recent pictures I'd say Al has been putting away a lot of carbon all on his own.


29 posted on 09/18/2006 2:58:10 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: ScaniaBoy

I thought the only thing that kept him from being President was the people of the great state of Tennessee. Gore's home state IIRC.


30 posted on 09/18/2006 3:04:08 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("For seven million extra, we could have avoided a billion dollar WOT.")
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To: Minus_The_Bear
it would discourage business from producing more pollution

it would discourage business from producing more products and profits

31 posted on 09/18/2006 3:19:21 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

It seems that Cindy Sheehan has company in her need for special psychiatric help.


32 posted on 09/18/2006 3:20:49 PM PDT by Continental Soldier
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To: Minus_The_Bear

Oh, I hope that nut-bar is the front runner for the Dummycrats. What a slam-dunk! I think that he and that former governor of Georgia . . . what was his name? . . . Oh, Carter, Jimmy Carter, should both be on the ticket.


33 posted on 09/18/2006 3:23:22 PM PDT by laweeks (I)
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To: Minus_The_Bear
elimination of all payroll taxes — including those for social security and unemployment compensation
Playing devil's advocate here - what if this worked and CO2 levels declined to the point that no one paid taxes.
How would we fund these (and all other) programs that are now tax supported?
34 posted on 09/18/2006 3:23:57 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Patrick1
I'm all for it. But first we must abolish the payroll tax and the unemployment tax and then I promise we get to Algore's "fart" tax first thing, I promise.

A study is under way.


35 posted on 09/18/2006 3:24:45 PM PDT by Cobra64 (All we get are lame ideas from Republicans and lame criticism from dems about those lame ideas.)
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To: Minus_The_Bear
...Gore also called for the complete elimination of the payroll tax. It would be replaced by a tax on CO2:

So he wants to tax us on every breath we exhale?

Even Augustus didn't tax air, just urine.

36 posted on 09/18/2006 3:27:21 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (A propensity to hope and joy is real riches; one to fear and sorrow, real poverty)
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To: Dog
He wants to tax AIR?

Sure sounds like it. Of course parts of California will get a tax rebate because of air pollution.

My mother told me 40 years ago that the Dems would someday try to tax the air we breath.

37 posted on 09/18/2006 3:28:14 PM PDT by jerry639
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To: jerry639
Is this another one of Gore's "moral" crusades?

Is he going to claim credit for inventing the Internet again?

38 posted on 09/18/2006 3:31:18 PM PDT by xtinct (I was the next door neighbor kid's imaginary friend.)
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To: Minus_The_Bear
Wait until Manbearpig finds out about this.
39 posted on 09/18/2006 3:37:19 PM PDT by WestVirginiaRebel (Common sense will do to liberalism what the atomic bomb did to Nagasaki-Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

He's for anything that hurts big business. Gee, that means no jobs for the rest of us because Gore will bankrupt the big businesses.


40 posted on 09/18/2006 4:07:29 PM PDT by kitkat (The first step down to hell is to deny the existence of evil.)
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To: xtinct

Nothing that Gore says surprises me anymore.
What does surprise me, is that the news media even pays any attention to him. That goes for Bill Clinton, Carter and McCain too.


41 posted on 09/18/2006 4:27:34 PM PDT by jerry639
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To: Minus_The_Bear
For the last fourteen years, I have advocated the elimination of all payroll taxes — including those for social security and unemployment compensation — and the replacement of that revenue in the form of pollution taxes — principally on CO2.

Of course Comrade Al doesn't mean that he would do away with the income tax - according to the way that Commies speak (and lie), income tax withholding is not what they're thinking of when they talk about "payroll taxes". It's just a ploy (but then, when isn't everything that Demo/Commies advocate just a sneaky ploy), a rather baldfaced one at that, but just a ploy...

42 posted on 09/18/2006 4:31:05 PM PDT by Zeppo
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To: Dog
Only 537 people kept this man from becoming the President..

I still shudder.

Isn't that the damn truth? And to think Congress is at risk in less than 2 months is a very scary thought as well.

43 posted on 09/18/2006 4:34:04 PM PDT by demkicker (democrats, terrorists, Powell, McCain, Graham & Collins are intimate bedfellows)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

Do you have a link to this article?


44 posted on 09/18/2006 4:40:47 PM PDT by calex59 (Hillary Clinton is dumber than a one eyed monkey with a brain tumor(credit to Harley69))
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To: calex59
Article

FR wouldn't allow postings from this site. You'll see why.
45 posted on 09/18/2006 4:45:26 PM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: expatpat
Taxing hot air? Hmmmm, would totally wipe out the federal debt on just the emissions of Congress Critters alone. Add in the amount of tax that could be collected on the hot air you see in FR global warming and tax reform threads, the total economies of the entire planet would be financed ;O/.
46 posted on 09/18/2006 5:09:41 PM PDT by ancient_geezer (Don't reform it, Replace it.)
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To: ScaniaBoy
Only 537 people kept this man from becoming the President.

No-thousands of manipulated ballots brought the Bush victory margin down to 537 votes. That plus the news media "calling" the election for Gore an hour before polls closed in the western part of the state. And the disqualifying of a few thousand military votes. And the deliberate miscounting of ballots in Dem. controlled districts. Etc., etc....

47 posted on 09/18/2006 5:56:53 PM PDT by razorbak
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To: razorbak
OK, OK!

But in the end the difference, the thin line, that kept us from this unmitigated disaster were those 537 votes. Stuff of nightmares..... A coup that almost succeeded.
48 posted on 09/18/2006 9:34:25 PM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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