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The Downside of More Miles Per Gallon

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The gas tax doesn't work well, and it's only going to get worse. What's next?

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Comments [2]

cc247 from Sydney, Australia

Automobiles provide the most flexible form of transport.Mass transit would be practical if free from regulation and union control.

Feb. 22 2013 02:38 AM
David Bley from North West, GA

I think that the worst thing we could do with revenue from automotive tax of any kind is to build more roads. The automobile is not the most efficient way to move people around from a cost, energy or safety standpoint. We need to develop more mass transit and encourage people to use mass transit by making it cost less than automobiles.

I believe that if you compare the gas tax (which can be changed from a fixed amount to a percentage) makes more sense than the CAFE standards.

Feb. 20 2013 06:06 PM

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