Al Gore (American Politician)

“We need to put a price on carbon. We need CO2 tax, revenue neutral, to replace tax on employment.”

Al Gore, TED TV (March 2008).

‘For the last fourteen years, I have advocated the elimination of all payroll taxes – including those for social security and unemployment compensation – and the replacement of that revenue in the form of pollution taxes – principally on CO2. The overall level of taxation would remain exactly the same. It would be, in other words, a revenue neutral tax swap. But, instead of discouraging businesses from hiring more employees, it would discourage business from producing more pollution.’

Al Gore, New York University (18th September 2006).