I just thought this was funny. I wonder if he knows what he's implying.
Here are my favorite quotes and why:
-"France will begin taxing carbon dioxide emissions by both households and companies starting next year in the hope that consumers and producers gradually shift to more environmentally-friendly goods."
Not a bad premise, but wait, what does he say next?
-"We cannot keep on taxing labor, taxing capital and ignore taxes on pollution," he said.
So, with his logic, by taxing carbon emissions he hopes to steer consumers and businesses towards a more "greener" approach. He then proceeds to use the example of taxing labor (income) and capital thus implying that he wishes to steer people away from working, too.
What a dunce. I know that's not what he meant btw, I just thought it was funny the way he put it.