Stephen Moore doesn't want the taxpayers footing the bill for government to invest in green technologies. Who does he and his fellow conservatives think ends up footing the bill when the government has to come in and clean up big oil's mess as they're demanding happens with this disaster in the Gulf? BP's not going to end up paying for this any more than Exxon Mobil did after their buddies on the Supreme Court took care of them. I made a little video mashup for Mr. Moore after hearing this hackery from him on CNN's Your Money. And a note to Bill Maher, quit bringing this Bush apologist Wall Street Journal hack on your show please. It's bad enough he gets his mug on Fox and CNN as often as he does. John Amato would make a much better guest.
VELSHI: You think the deal for climate change legislation is in trouble, too, as a result?
MOORE: I think it is in a lot of trouble and I think it simply comes back to the one issue we talk about every week on this show, which is jobs. The carbon tax is a big killer of jobs in the U.S.
ROMANS: Howard is like --
Howard --he can't sit still.
GOULD: Not only is it not a carbon tax but the fact is it's not a job killer, it is a job creator. Most people actually think--
MOORE: How? How can you --
GOULD: If you let me speak for a second I'll tell you. Most people actually think that when you look at clean tech and the climate bill that it's solely focused around wind and solar, the fact is that there are companies out there that take trinity industries for example, this is a 100-year-old metal bending company, five years ago they decided to continue on producing their rail cars but also producing wind turbine towers. Now they're hiring people. These are green jobs.
MOORE: I'm all in favor of your green technologies just don't ask taxpayers to pay for it and there is no way you can make energy --
GOULD: Taxpayers pay for oil? Why shouldn't they pay --
MOORE: You can't make energy more expensive and production more expensive in the U.S. which the climate bill does and expect that to create jobs? It does create jobs; it just creates them in China and India.