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Al Gore: How about a big new carbon tax to solve both the fiscal and "climate" cliffs?

Leave it to everybody’s favorite spotted owl to tie the fiscal cliff to his imaginary man-made global warming crusade.

"It will be difficult for sure but we can back away from the fiscal cliff and the climate cliff at the same time," Gore said in an interview with The Guardian. "One way is with a carbon tax.”…

Gore’s idea of a carbon tax is aimed at climate change rather than reducing the debt. Gore proposed that the carbon tax could be paired with reductions in income tax.

"The most direct policy solution to the climate crisis is a carbon tax, offset by reductions in taxes on wages," Gore said. "By including the carbon tax in the solution to the fiscal cliff we can [get] away from the climate cliff."

Gore said President Obama’s reelection gave the president a mandate to enact his agenda. Obama won the Electoral College 332 to 206 over Mitt Romney, and Obama referenced climate change in his victory speech last week.

"I think all who look at these circumstances should agree that President Obama does have a mandate, should he choose to use it, to act boldly to solve the climate crisis, to begin solving it," Gore said.

Gore also said it would be “insane” to open the Keystone XL oil pipeline and called tar sands the dirtiest source of liquid fuel. 

No talk of spending reductions, just the imposition of an economy killing tax on reliable energy production which, presumably, will solve all of our nation’s problems. And forget about that "insane" Keystone Pipeline. Let China and other more deserving countries have access to all that Canadian oil. We don’t need their stinkin’ oil. Right?

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  • HuntingMoose

    Funny to see Gore use the electoral College as "proof" for an obama madate and not the popular vote with 51% vs 49%, aka in a room of 10 people, 5 voted for obama and 5 voted against him.

    where is the Al Gore of 2000 with his electoral college is crap — did he evolve?

    • UpChuck Liberals

      His opinion was properly composted from it’s original state.

  • Azarkhan

    What a complete f**king idiot.

    • UpChuck Liberals

      I see you know Gores’ real first and middle names.

  • otto

    I hear a rumbling in the distance like a herd of wild Buffalo coming at stampede speed.
     It sounds like Al Gore running for seconds at the fried chicken wing ding.
     It is ,it’s  Al Gore and his 200 million dollar  brand spanking new Global warming evaporator.
    Get your pocket books out and pay your carbon credit taxes today. THE PLANET NEEDS YOU NOW (and all your loot). Coming soon to a village near you.

    Produced by Barack the magic tingler, and his death defying victories. The man just cannot be beat. He is a a superstar. We need to be just like Barack.

    Who could resist a crew like Pelosi,Reid, Obama ,Gore,Biden…Michele (glorious looking  arms) 
    and Hillary Clinton. 

    I give you the "Social Justice league of Amerika" (SIC)

  • conservativemama

    How long does this buffoon get to strut on the national stage, spouting his inanities, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing……………………or something like that.


  • bongobear

    I’m sure Mr. Gore would love a carbon tax and I’m sure he would find a way to ensure a lot of the money ended up in his pocket.

  • Joe Durnavich

    It’s comforting to know that no matter how serious the problem, fiscal cliff, global environmental catastrophe, whatever, that it’s nothing that can’t be fixed with a good tax.

  • otto

    Oh no, it has started again.. I just heard that Gore, and his Global Warming minions are in the  attack mode already. Before the body is cold even. Crying like Chicken Little about the sky falling.

    The great …24 hours of reality about climate change starts tomorrow.

    And so it begins again. The last four years,we have to fight all over again.
    But we will fight them ,and we will  prevail because we have the truth on our side.
    So buckle up ,because they will not quit.

  • Guest

    Why isn’t Al Gorebal Warming over in China talking to THEM about THEIR pollution?  China is pumping out so much gunk that some olympic athletes had to wear masks while they were there.  So if he really thinks that carbon emissions are causing Gorebal Warming….then China is where you need to start.  He’s NOT over there because he KNOWS that carbon emissions DON’T cause Gorebal Climate Change!!  It WAS warming….but then there was some cooling….so they renamed the same thing as Climate CHANGE so their BS can be covered if it warms up OR cools down.  Study the history of the Earth, Mr. Gorebal.  You will find that we had ice ages and warming periods for millions of years before people ever existed.     

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