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Al Gore's inconvenient tax ("Carbon Tax" on Fuels & Draconian Emmissions Caps)
The Christian Science Monitor ^ | July 5, 2007 edition | The Monitor's View

Posted on 07/04/2007 3:50:47 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

What you probably won't hear at the Live Earth concert: a call for higher taxes on gasoline and fuel.

The current crop of US presidential candidates can only wish for the spotlight that will shine on Al Gore Saturday. He's the luminary for a globe-spanning, rock-star-studded, anti-global-warming concert called Live Earth. Most likely, though, his most radical idea won't get a mention.

The former vice president (and almost president) wants to replace the current payroll tax with a consumer tax on fossil-fuel use.

This "carbon tax" would, of course, raise the price of gasoline and home heating/cooling. And it would put the burden of generating the same level of federal revenues on consumers while reducing the tax burden on labor and capital (workers and employers). Unless the poor get a break on this consumption tax, it will hit them harder than wealthier folks.

No wonder then that Mr. Gore waited until March to really push this extreme makeover of the US tax system aimed at achieving a rapid reduction in oil and coal use with a fee on greenhouse-gas emissions.

No wonder that no presidential candidate endorses it, especially with gas prices hovering around $3 a gallon. (Polls show that two-thirds of Americans don't want to pay more at the pump, just as they don't prefer more slowly.)

And no wonder a carbon tax is not even suggested in the seven-point pledge that everyone who watches the Live Earth broadcast will be asked to sign.

If Gore does run again for president, as some hope, his taxing idea will likely become the hottest topic on the stump. (Hillary Clinton says a gas tax is "hardly politically palatable at this moment.")

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; US: Tennessee; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: albertgorejunior; algore; carbonfootprint; carbonoffsets; climatechange; democrats; environment; fueloil; gasoline; globalwarming; gorebullwarming; gw; hillary; kyototreaty; liveearthconcert; scam; taxes
We'll all be unemployed, riding bicycles and wearing parkas indoors if Al Gore gets anywhere near the reins of power again.
1 posted on 07/04/2007 3:50:50 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Al Gore video (Inventing the Internet)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpxtKcLSFWw


2 posted on 07/04/2007 3:53:03 PM PDT by Bon mots
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Lawrence Solomon's "The Deniers" (a series of articles on the view of scientists who have been labelled "Global Warming Deniers"):

Other References:


3 posted on 07/04/2007 3:54:24 PM PDT by sourcery (Anthropogenic Global Warming: A convenient lie designed to establish socialism by fear and deception)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"He's the lum loon-inary for a globe-spanning, rock-star-studded, anti-global-warming concert called Live Earth."

There, that's better.
4 posted on 07/04/2007 4:08:20 PM PDT by stm (Fred Thompson in 08! Return our country to the era of Reagan Conservatism)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; devolve; ntnychik; PhilDragoo; FARS

5 posted on 07/04/2007 4:26:12 PM PDT by potlatch (MIZARU_ooo_‹(•Ώ•)›_ooo_MIKAZARU_ooo_‹(•Ώ•)›_ooo_MAZARU_ooo_‹(•Ώ•)›_ooo_))
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To: potlatch

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LOL!

Always a winner!

algore’s face gets wider every day now


6 posted on 07/04/2007 4:43:18 PM PDT by devolve ( _Illegal_Aliens_Killed_25_Americans_Each_Day _A_Mex_Illegal_Alien_Sold_911_Terrorists_IDs_)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Bad as a carbon tax would be — the scary thing is that it would be the least-worst “solution” for the non-problem of global warming. Everything else will be worse.

A carbon tax would be transparent (people would know what “fighting global warming” is costing them) — and that’s the reason no politican in Gore’s camp will support it. They don’t want to scare away supporters.

A carbon tax would at least leave it to individuals and (what remains of) market forces to decide what changes to make. Watermelons prefer to create a myriad of stifling regulations — ban this, mandate that — along with expensive subsidies for their favoured people and products. The micro-management of everyone and everything is their (barely) hidden agenda. “Global warming” is simply the latest narrative they’re using to justify a command and control nanny state.

7 posted on 07/04/2007 4:45:53 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: devolve

Talking about how wide Gore is, did you see Hillary’s hips on her last two campaign speeches?

She had on a bright orange jacket and even in black slacks she looked like she gained 20lbs in her thighs!!


8 posted on 07/04/2007 4:52:18 PM PDT by potlatch (MIZARU_ooo_‹(•Ώ•)›_ooo_MIKAZARU_ooo_‹(•Ώ•)›_ooo_MAZARU_ooo_‹(•Ώ•)›_ooo_))
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To: devolve

so does his ass!


9 posted on 07/04/2007 4:59:22 PM PDT by lndrvr1972
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To: potlatch

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LOL!

I’ve missed that!

Her hips and thighs are growing bigtime I guess

The debates and photos on stage is always at an upward camera angle which must kill Hillary

I have noted she is wearing brighter jackets to take your eyes off her hips but the jackets still must flare out anyway


10 posted on 07/04/2007 5:00:12 PM PDT by devolve ( _Illegal_Aliens_Killed_25_Americans_Each_Day _A_Mex_Illegal_Alien_Sold_911_Terrorists_IDs_)
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To: lndrvr1972; potlatch

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True!

algore is changing into The Hulk


11 posted on 07/04/2007 5:03:48 PM PDT by devolve ( _Illegal_Aliens_Killed_25_Americans_Each_Day _A_Mex_Illegal_Alien_Sold_911_Terrorists_IDs_)
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To: devolve

Yes, she was in bright orange like a hunter, and Bubba had a bright yellow shirt on.

They must not have discussed coordination of clothing, lol.

The Sunshine couple...


12 posted on 07/04/2007 5:06:23 PM PDT by potlatch (MIZARU_ooo_‹(•Ώ•)›_ooo_MIKAZARU_ooo_‹(•Ώ•)›_ooo_MAZARU_ooo_‹(•Ώ•)›_ooo_))
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To: potlatch

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Yellow on Bubba

Yup -

I think I saw that

Odd I thought

His face is showing rapid aging and bad health now


13 posted on 07/04/2007 5:14:40 PM PDT by devolve ( _Illegal_Aliens_Killed_25_Americans_Each_Day _A_Mex_Illegal_Alien_Sold_911_Terrorists_IDs_)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If he's gonna tax people for emitting carbon he'll have to tax the world for breathing.

Or, if he's gonna tax people for emitting too much carbon he'll have to tax himself the heaviest since he consumes about 20 times the amount of energy as the average American in that mansion of his.


14 posted on 07/04/2007 5:20:55 PM PDT by G8 Diplomat (Senators suck...the ones in Washington and on Ottawa's NHL team)
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To: devolve

Yes, Bubba is looking very bad now too! His self indulgent life is finally getting to him.


15 posted on 07/04/2007 5:21:06 PM PDT by potlatch (MIZARU_ooo_‹(•Ώ•)›_ooo_MIKAZARU_ooo_‹(•Ώ•)›_ooo_MAZARU_ooo_‹(•Ώ•)›_ooo_))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

As well as living in triple-recycled cardboard boxes, lit by a single energy-efficient 20-watt bulb and eating low-impact-grown, meatless meals.


16 posted on 07/04/2007 5:27:27 PM PDT by Malacoda (A day without a pi$$ed-off muslim is like a day without sunshine.)
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To: potlatch

LOL, next time put the bugs flying in one ear and out the other.


17 posted on 07/04/2007 6:35:23 PM PDT by Atchafalaya (When you are there thats the best)
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To: devolve; Atchafalaya

Where do you think they came from?? Lol


18 posted on 07/04/2007 6:37:47 PM PDT by potlatch (MIZARU_ooo_‹(•Ώ•)›_ooo_MIKAZARU_ooo_‹(•Ώ•)›_ooo_MAZARU_ooo_‹(•Ώ•)›_ooo_))
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To: potlatch

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algore III may win the Nobel Prize for chemistry!


19 posted on 07/04/2007 7:08:28 PM PDT by devolve ( _Illegal_Aliens_Killed_25_Americans_Each_Day _A_Mex_Illegal_Alien_Sold_911_Terrorists_IDs_)
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To: potlatch

Stupid me!


20 posted on 07/04/2007 7:08:57 PM PDT by Atchafalaya (When you are there thats the best)
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To: devolve

Abnormal chemistry!!


21 posted on 07/04/2007 7:10:49 PM PDT by potlatch (MIZARU_ooo_‹(•Ώ•)›_ooo_MIKAZARU_ooo_‹(•Ώ•)›_ooo_MAZARU_ooo_‹(•Ώ•)›_ooo_))
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To: sourcery

What a con man, Gore should be in jail.


22 posted on 07/04/2007 8:18:33 PM PDT by roses of sharon
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To: potlatch

He could get the Ig Nobel chemistry prize at least.


23 posted on 07/05/2007 7:08:47 AM PDT by thulldud ("Para inglιs, oprima el dos.")
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To: thulldud

Bump!


24 posted on 07/05/2007 3:42:16 PM PDT by potlatch (MIZARU_ooo_‹(•Ώ•)›_ooo_MIKAZARU_ooo_‹(•Ώ•)›_ooo_MAZARU_ooo_‹(•Ώ•)›_ooo_))
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