Posted by: As I See It by Arnie | July 7, 2007

Gas tax of 50 cents a gallon proposed.

This is not the first attempt or thought of raising taxes to force consumers like you and me, the regular people out here all across the land to become aware of the possible calamity of a possible global warming nightmare, and to pay for the bigger government bureaucracy needed to sort all of this stuff out. 

“House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman John Dingell (D-Mich.) will propose a new carbon tax that would increase the gasoline tax by 50 cents, the lawmaker said in an interview on C-SPAN’s ‘Newsmakers’ airing Sunday.”   The Hill Report.

“In addition to raising the gasoline tax, Dingell’s new proposal would institute a “double digit” tax on each ton of carbon dioxide emitted.”

And Al Gore said, Amen and Amen brother.

Let’s see, If you drive 15,000 miles a year and get 25 miles to a gallon, you would consume 600 gallons of gas, so $300 a year per vehicle is really not all that much, is it.  Wikipedia reports that in 2004 there were 243,023,485 registered vehicles in the US.  Since some are going to be driven a lot less and some will have dramatically larger miles, for the sake of argument, assume that they each drove 15,000 miles a year. Therefore using the same formulas as above, the federal government would take in a whopping $70.2 billion.  But, of course, there would be a cut back by consumers as most of us would voluntarily reduce our driving, therefore reducing the gas usage, therefore reducing the total gas sold, therefore reducing the number of gas stations as some would go out of business, therefore reducing the number of people working, therefore reducing the number of cars on the road, therefore reducing the taxes coming in from other sources, therefore the need to increase taxes in other areas, therefore reducing the number of people working in the auto and oil industry, therefore increasing the need for more incentives for the consumers to buy cars and more taxes, therefore reducing the number of everything sold, therefore reducing the number of people working in the stores and the manufacturing plants, therefore reducing the amount of higher-end groceries sold, therefore reducing the number of farmers, reducing the need for migrant Mexican workers.

Wow, that’s an amazing way to reduce the number of illegal immigrants in the country.

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