Gore Speaks

GORE SPEAKS….David Roberts is liveblogging Al Gore’s testimony before Congress today. Here’s a snippet:

Dennis Hastert: Costs, costs, costs. You can tax the American people, or you can have economic activity and investment. Huh? Lots of your recommendations are more taxation and regulation — that will depress the free market. [I read it in an Econ. 101 textbook once.] I agree about basic climate change, though I’m uncertain about human contribution. Now you’re a movie star …

Gore: “Rin Tin Tin was a movie star. I just have a slideshow.”

The whole thing is fascinating and amusing, and aside from Hastert and Joe Barton it sounds like the Republicans managed to keep from being quite as moronic as usual on the subject. Gore did a good job.

However, if all you want is the nickel summary of Gore’s legislative recommendations, here they are.

Support Nonprofit Journalism

If you enjoyed this article, consider making a donation to help us produce more like it. The Washington Monthly was founded in 1969 to tell the stories of how government really works—and how to make it work better. Fifty years later, the need for incisive analysis and new, progressive policy ideas is clearer than ever. As a nonprofit, we rely on support from readers like you.

Yes, I’ll make a donation