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Gore: Congress must not bicker, act now on climate
AP via Google News ^ | April 24, 2009 | By DINA CAPPIELLO

Posted on 04/24/2009 10:29:22 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Al Gore, a leading voice on climate change, urged lawmakers Friday to overcome partisan differences and pass legislation to curb greenhouse gases. [snip]

Rep. Joe Barton of Texas, the committee's ranking Republican, argued that the proposed "cap-and-trade" system to cut greenhouse gases would cost tens of billions of dollars a year. "How in the world can we have a (pollution) trade system that doesn't cost jobs and doesn't cost the economy?" he said.

"I think the cost of energy will come down when we make this transition to renewable energy," countered Gore. He predicted "massive job losses if ... we continue business as usual, ignoring warnings and just sit and wait until oil prices go sky high again."

And he said if climate change is not addressed, costs could be much greater.

But House Republican Leader John Boehner of Ohio called Gore's testimony deserving of "another Oscar" — alluding to the recognition received by the Gore film on climate change. Boehner said the Democratic bill amounts to a "massive national energy tax on every American ....who drives a car, buys a product manufactured in the United States, or has the audacity to flip on a light switch."

And some Democrats also expressed concerns about the economic impact.

Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., said he's not convinced the draft legislation will protect U.S. jobs because other countries like China will not face the same economic burdens.

"If the United States leads, China will follow," Gore said.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 111th; algore; economicsuicide; globalscam; globalwarming; hoax; lockbox; riskyscheme

1 posted on 04/24/2009 10:29:23 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Gore is an idiot.


2 posted on 04/24/2009 10:31:54 AM PDT by Frantzie (Bumper Sticker idea: "Remember when Bush was President & Americans had jobs?")
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To: Frantzie

Gore has his own little “industry” that sells carbon credits. The scam will make him a very wealthy man.


3 posted on 04/24/2009 10:33:01 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"I think the cost of energy will come down when we make this transition to renewable energy,"

Gore is either delusional, or he is delusional. I don't see any other possibilities.

4 posted on 04/24/2009 10:34:19 AM PDT by ChicagahAl (Don't blame me. I voted for Sarah.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I thought global warming was caused by overweight people. Wouldn’t that mean that Gore is his own culprit? Oh, never mind....


5 posted on 04/24/2009 10:34:40 AM PDT by SueRae
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Monckton claimed House Democrats have refused to allow him to appear alongside former Vice President Al Gore at the high profile global warming hearing .

Democrats rescinded his scheduled joint appearance .

“The House Democrats don’t want Gore humiliated, so they slammed the door of the Capitol in my face ... They are cowards.”

Former Vice-President had “chickened out” and there would be no joint appearance.


6 posted on 04/24/2009 10:35:27 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Why won’t he just go away? He’s doing his past more harm than good.


7 posted on 04/24/2009 10:36:56 AM PDT by boroman
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Gore will get wealthy
And then Gore will go to prison, like all scam artists!


8 posted on 04/24/2009 10:37:33 AM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Gore already sunk a bunch of money into the carbon credit ‘business’.

If he isn’t successful getting these ‘regulations’ that will force everyone to purchase ‘carbon credits’, he will lose his investment.


9 posted on 04/24/2009 10:42:13 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: Kansas58
Gore will get wealthy

ME want be wealthy.

Maybe me start up counterfeit carbon credit printing.

Anyone got picture of 'carbon credit'?

10 posted on 04/24/2009 10:44:29 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: UCANSEE2

How do you “Title” such a credit?
Does it have a “VIN NUMBER” like a vehicle?
Does it have a “lot number” like a parcel of real estate?
How do we make sure that the same “tree” or “green” project or industry does not generate DUPLICATE credits, for the SAME activity?
If a forest of trees burns down, does that automatically turn the “credit” into a “debit”???

Cap and trade is not workable.

It will be the biggest financial scam in history!


11 posted on 04/24/2009 10:47:32 AM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

IOW - “Stop the arguments and give me the money!”


12 posted on 04/24/2009 10:48:34 AM PDT by TexGuy (If it has the slimmest of chances of being considered sarcasm ... IT IS!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Just DOOO it! Don’t question it!”


13 posted on 04/24/2009 10:49:54 AM PDT by McKayopectate
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Why? So Gore can get bigger and fatter.


14 posted on 04/24/2009 10:49:56 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"If the United States leads, China will follow," Gore said.

Can we get this in writing?!?!

15 posted on 04/24/2009 10:49:59 AM PDT by Fredgoblu
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“”I think the cost of energy will come down when we make this transition to renewable energy,” countered Gore.”

That is all proof one needs that Gore is a liar.


16 posted on 04/24/2009 11:04:18 AM PDT by mombi
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Congress acts all the time in regard to the climate and the environment. They just don’t necessarily act in ways that Gore and his cohorts want them to act.


17 posted on 04/24/2009 11:09:50 AM PDT by Burkean
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Let’s not bicker and argue over who killed who.


18 posted on 04/24/2009 11:20:17 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed less people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“If the United States leads, China will follow,” Gore said.

Really, and who do you think is going to make them Al? You?


19 posted on 04/24/2009 11:20:31 AM PDT by BornToBeAmerican (We the people, ..... never)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; FrPR; enough_idiocy; Desdemona; rdl6989; Little Bill; IrishCatholic; Normandy; ...
Desperation Al. He needs to maintain the scam millions flowing into his bank account.

 




Beam me to Planet Gore !

20 posted on 04/24/2009 11:22:39 AM PDT by steelyourfaith ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money." -Lady Thatcher)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The Earth has a fever. And AlGore is a rectal thermometer.


21 posted on 04/24/2009 11:29:41 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Sprechen sie Austrian?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Right....Sure...the USA goes first and as the Goracle says “China will follow”.
Gore has already proved he can’t predict the Future.


22 posted on 04/24/2009 11:33:57 AM PDT by 4Speed
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To: Frantzie
Gore is an idiot.

OMG, that is exactly what I was thinking after reading this...right after "If US leads, China will follow"...You want to laugh but he really believes this nonsense.

23 posted on 04/24/2009 11:43:04 AM PDT by never4get (We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Let the Committee hear from Lord Monckton!


24 posted on 04/24/2009 11:43:26 AM PDT by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

IOW, get those taxes and controls in place FAST before more of the rubes wake up to the scam.


25 posted on 04/24/2009 11:48:39 AM PDT by PogySailor (We're so screwed.....welcome to the American Oligarchy)
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To: Redbob
I have an idea. Wouldn't it be much easier to shut these Marxist a-holes up by giving them all of our money now? Next step is a seat on the train.

I see no end to this BS! There are way too little Conservatives in politics who are representing us to make any difference. Just "stamp-it" and move on.

26 posted on 04/24/2009 11:50:46 AM PDT by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: Kansas58

I’ll take that bet. Gore will NEVER go to prison. Sorry...


27 posted on 04/24/2009 11:52:14 AM PDT by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
From today's photo wire

good lord.

28 posted on 04/24/2009 4:27:56 PM PDT by lainie (The US congress is full to the brim of absolutely disgusting thieves who deserve humiliating ouster.)
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To: lainie

What has become of AlGore’s neck?


29 posted on 04/24/2009 4:29:34 PM PDT by don-o (My son, Ben - Marine Private First Class - 1/16/09 - Parris Island, SC)
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To: don-o

Mother Earth took it as her pound of flesh?


30 posted on 04/24/2009 5:57:17 PM PDT by lainie (The US congress is full to the brim of absolutely disgusting thieves who deserve humiliating ouster.)
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