Saturday, October 28, 2006

Read Something and got to thinking

If you dislike pollution and congested roads do you approve of higher gas taxes? Currently the government attempts to deal with the pollution aspect through CAFÉ standards. This is basically a tax on car manufactures that is passed along to the purchaser. It also doesn’t work very well. So a higher gas tax and repeal of CAFE would lower the price of new cars.

I think an increase in the gas tax would amount to a toll. It would be less accurate than a toll because someone that consumes 100 gallons of gas with a civic uses more road than someone that consumes 100 gallons of gas with a Hummer. But it would be easier to implement and likely less invasive.


If it were implemented I’d like to see the revenue used to lower the federal budget deficit.

If you dislike pollution and congested roads do you approve of higher gas taxes? Currently the government attempts to deal with the pollution aspect through CAFÉ standards. This is basically a tax on car manufactures that is passed along to the purchaser. It also doesn’t work very well. Thoughts?


I think an increase in the gas tax would amount to a toll. It would be less accurate than a toll because someone that consumes 100 gallons of gas with a civic uses more road than someone that consumes 100 gallons of gas with a Hummer. But it would be easier to implement and likely less invasive.

If it were implemented I’d like to see the revenue used to lower state budget deficit / reduce other taxes. Obviously this would be a state initiative. I can't see people in Wyoming feeling much need to reduce road use and pollution.

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