Wednesday, June 09, 2010

One Man's Morality Is Another Man's Tax

So Al Gore thinks that global warming climate change is a moral issue. That's all I need, a morality lesson on a man who circumnavigates the globe in a private jet. Sure, I know, he uses carbon offsets, but do carbon offsets make his pollution less polluting because he isn't polluting somewhere else?
It's like the Carbon exchange that will make Gore a rich man, it doesn't really stop pollution if someone is still spewing carbon into the air? And what's so moral about a carbon tax? Robbing the poor and working people so that our government can take more of their money so they can give it to Israel to buy more bullets to kill more Americans? Where's the morality in that?
the problem is that this country has lost it's moral compass. We don't seem to have a problem with starving people and denying them medical treatment when Israel does it, but somewhere else? Then all of America suddenly grows a conscience.
So save your talk of 'morality' for some sucker who has no problem giving you their hard earned money so you can travel in comfort on a private jet. Around here, if you don't walk it like you talk it, you just full of hot air. And maybe, just maybe, another cause of global warming climate change.


libhom said...

The sad thing is that global warming really is a moral issue. Wealthy and corporate interests have thoroughly corrupted efforts to fight it though.

libhom said... just occurred to me that a progressive carbon tax would be a good thing. CO2 produced for luxuries could be the CO2 which is taxed.

Lew Scannon said...

Yes, a CO2 tax for those who can afford it would be a good thing.

mandt said...

Sorry dude, America has never had a moral compass; just an imaginary one like Al Gore's imaginary carbon offsets.

Lew Scannon said...

Well, we always cling to our morality when it suits our agenda, which is not very moral at all!

Tom Harper said...

I know this isn't relevant to your post, but Al Gore is the least charismatic, most off-putting politician in the world. And. He. Talks. So. Slowly.

Lew Scannon said...

It's okay, what ever Gore lacks in charisma he makes up for in arrogance.