Skip to comments.Al Gore's inconvenient tax ("Carbon Tax" on Fuels & Draconian Emmissions Caps)
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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Al Gore video (Inventing the Internet)
Always a winner!
algore’s face gets wider every day now
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.
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!!
so does his ass!
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
algore is changing into The Hulk
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...
Yellow on Bubba
I think I saw that
Odd I thought
His face is showing rapid aging and bad health now
Yes, Bubba is looking very bad now too! His self indulgent life is finally getting to him.
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.
LOL, next time put the bugs flying in one ear and out the other.
Where do you think they came from?? Lol
algore III may win the Nobel Prize for chemistry!
What a con man, Gore should be in jail.
He could get the Ig Nobel chemistry prize at least.
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