Would you support a gas tax to fight foreign oil dependency or global warming?
"Raising taxes in the United States, say, ten cents a year until they reach $2, would stop people from driving their Hummers to get a quart of milk. For those who would be economically impacted, the extra money they pay in gas taxes could be returned to them as a tax rebate."
"But any system so simple and so fair hasn't got a prayer of becoming law in the current political climate, where politicians quake at the thought of asking voters to make sacrifices. And without incentives, consumers will continue to choose cupholders over good citizenship."
Alex Taylor, Fortune Magazine
Is a gas tax the best way to fight foreign oil dependency, and global warming?