Al Gore’s being silly now
Mr Gore proposed that payroll and even income taxes be abolished and replaced with taxes on greenhouse gases and pollution to encourage employment and discourage environmental damage. I can see the $1000-a-plate businessmen nodding sagely at that one. The man’s loopy.
At the ‘after cdinner party’ Gore said: “I have been a big fan of your (Garrett’s) work on policy for a long time.”
What policy is this fat fraud talking about; more money for dole bludging artists or potentially destroying Australia’s economy through ridiculous, pie in the sky carbon targets?
He should look to his own backyard before spewing carbon dioxide across the Pacific to lecture us – the average US household uses 10,656 kilowatt-hours per year, just one of Gore’s several mansions devoures nearly 221,000 – more than 20 times the US average.
Gore excuse for his extravagant energy use is to tell us he buys “carbon offsets,” but the company that receives his payments, Generation Investment Management, turns out to be owned by the Gore himself.
However, Gore doesn’t buy ‘carbon offsets’ through GIM – he buys shares in the company so in other words, he ‘buys’ his ‘carbon offsets’ from himself, by boosting his own investments and returning a profit to himself.
So why is the fraudster in Australia, yup you guessed it – to entice the dim and delusional like Garrett to buy stocks in his money-making machine.
And 1100 people paid a thousand dollars a head to listen to his sales pitch – what was that about fooling some of the people all the time ….
What was the formal response from Garrett et al on this cunning plan to replace one lot of taxes with another set? Nod wisely, ask some Dorothy Dixers, applaud politely, make sure the cheque is cashable to A. Gore only.
PT Barnum couldn’t have dreamt this fleecing operation up if he tried.