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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #13)

Fri Dec 23, 2016, 11:50 AM

16. So we're suddenly ok with environmental destruction because avoiding it is harder than ignoring it?

Both you and geek tragedy have entirely valid concerns here (and yes, gasoline demand is not as price-elastic as we might prefer)... but liberals have favored higher gasoline taxes for decades. That's why prices in Europe are so high.

It would be better under a Democratic administration/Congress so that offsetting credits could ease the impact on the poorest, but that only reduces the attractiveness... it doesn't eliminate it.

I also like that it would encourage domestic production (with both the ecological costs and geopolitical benefits).

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