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Gas Tax Could Become Green Energy Catalyst

Jeeves Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 5:57 PM
Well, you have to remember that in liberal land, a spending "cut" means a cut in the increase in spending, not a cut in the actual spending. So even though there are more government employees, there aren't as many more as we wanted, therefore "government employment has decreased". And stop using facts. They cloud the issue and encourage rational thought.

Rising gas prices are beginning to approach May 2011 levels, signifying that the economy hasn’t grown much in the past two years. Despite the recent drop in crude oil barrel prices, state governments and environmentalists are actually pushing for an increase in gas taxes. The federal gas tax currently sits at 18.4 cents per gallon, but recent proposals are looking to raise the tax 2 cents annually over the next five years.

Environmentalists see the gas tax as a way to promote green energy standards. In the New York Times, proponents argue that:

“[I]f our goal is to get Americans...