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Taxing Pollution instead of Payrolls

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posted on Sep, 19 2006 @ 06:31 PM
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Recently, longtime environmentalist Al Gore has proposed a concept that, on paper, will encorage employers to cut back on pollution without discouraging them from hiring new employees(as would higher payroll taxes to pay for enviro-tax credits).

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore on Monday suggested taxing carbon dioxide emissions instead of employees' pay in a bid to stem global warming.

"Penalizing pollution instead of penalizing employment will work to reduce that pollution," Gore said in a speech at New York University School of Law.

The pollution tax would replace all payroll taxes, including those for Social Security and unemployment compensation, Gore said. He said the overall level of taxation, would remain the same.

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What do you all think of this plan? I personally like it a lot more then Carbon Credits.

Though I'm weary of the effect this will eventually have on SS and UEC.

[edit on 19-9-2006 by sardion2000]




posted on Sep, 19 2006 @ 06:37 PM
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No contributions from workers? I guess it's OK, if you like 12% unemployment!

Remember, alot of people like to think George W. Bush is stupid.

ALGORE lost to George W. Bush! What does that make ALGORE?



posted on Sep, 19 2006 @ 06:40 PM
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That is Debatable and offtopic.


Let's analyze the Idea and not the Person or Character mmkay?



No contributions from workers? I guess it's OK, if you like 12% unemployment!


What do you base this on? Care to explain your logic?

[edit on 19-9-2006 by sardion2000]



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