DarthPuppy wrote:I would hope it wouldn't be that large of an increase on diesel. That is how goods move and would be rather inflationary. Perhaps 25c on gas and 10c increase on diesel would be a better adjustment.
The fact this hasn't been adjusted in 25 years is astonishing. It should gradually go up over time, not just to account for inflation, but to also proactively drive more efficiency. The gas taxes in Europe are a prime reason they have much smaller, more efficient cars there. This is a direction we need to move in. But it should be gradual as you don't really want to harshly penalize those who already have an inefficient car.
But that is not how we do it! We wait until years after "the very last second" so we can appropriately overreact.
Realize a slow steady increase in cost would not raise any attention and only result in the slow erosion of Big Oil profits?
As we all know; That is simply not an option we have access to! Only a huge change will generate the opposition Big Oil desires.
FYI; If you think the Oil Industry is the only player in this game, you should check into the Light Rail Debacle in Seattle. Take your time, we still got about 30 years to go.
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