Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Majority of Americans Support an Increased Gas Tax Earmarked to Reduce Oil Dependence and Global Warming

Americans are not keen for new taxes: 85% oppose a general increase in the federal gasoline tax.  However, a NYT poll indicates 55 % support a gas tax increase if it reduces dependence on foreign oil and 59% favor a tax increase if it reduces gasoline consumption and global warming.  Comments by those polled suggest that ear-marking the receipts would be an effective means to achieve the desired results.

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Sadly, as has been shown numerous times, earmarking won't work.

The cigarette settlement was to be used only for certain things such as anti-smoking ads and such.

That money ended up being used for every conceiveable purpose but.

Raising the gas tax is a horrible idea, while giving tax breaks to those who drive hybrids and alternative fuel vehicles is a great idea.

Posted by: Scott | Feb 28, 2006 5:20:47 PM

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