Originally Posted by omnimoeish
If gas is cheap then Americans won't conserve fuel out of the good of their hearts. So, if you accept the premise that we must "get off oil", the only way to do it is to make gasoline more expensive. So, how do you do that.????
Impose higher MPG mandates on the car manufactures?? (Already done by Obama at least partly).
Put a floor tax on gasoline and use the proceeds to fund alternate fuel vehicle technology(EV's+ other)???? (A proposal Rooster would accept)
Cap and trade on carbon.????
Did I miss one??
You can't just put a feel good speech on the air by the president every 6 months---it doesn't work.
Here's a counter intuitive approach:
Increase the government subsidy on gas so the pump price goes down to 1$/ gallon. This would encourage Americans to use more gas. Something they are already trained to do anyway. Then just wait for the oil to run out and bingo you've got the incentive to conserve.
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