Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Al Gore has a plan.

People should listen.

Read this, it makes a lot of sense:

America should commit to an immediate freeze in levels of carbon dioxide emissions and replace payroll taxes with levies on corporate pollution, Vice President Gore said yesterday in a speech at New York University in which he endorsed a series of far-reaching proposals to combat climate change.

Mr. Gore's address, which lasted nearly an hour, marks a turning point in his effort to raise awareness and spur widespread change on national policies toward global warming. While he had spent months promoting a documentary film, "An Inconvenient Truth," that spells out what Mr. Gore says is a "planetary emergency," yesterday's speech contained his most extensive proposals for solving the perceived crisis.

Mr. Gore renewed a call to replace taxes for Social Security and unemployment with pollution taxes, saying the swap would be revenue neutral."Instead of discouraging businesses from hiring more employees, it would discourage business from producing more pollution," he said

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