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Re: [carfree_cities] $2.08 per gallon gas tax proposed

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  • Debra Efroymson
    RAISE it? I thought you meant lower it! What planet do Americans live on, anyway? :) ... From: J.H. Crawford To:
    Message 1 of 2 , Nov 22, 2010
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      RAISE it? I thought you meant lower it! What planet do Americans live on,
      anyway? :)



      ----- Original Message ----
      From: J.H. Crawford <mailbox@...>
      To: carfree_cities@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Thu, November 18, 2010 7:07:32 PM
      Subject: [carfree_cities] $2.08 per gallon gas tax proposed


      Hi All,

      As part of a proposal to improve public heath while
      reducing the cost in the USA, a proposal has been
      made to raise gas taxes to $2.08/gallon. (Even this
      level of taxation does not pay the full externalized
      costs of driving.)

      http://www.culturechange.org/cms/content/view/684/1/

      You have to read down to:

      To pay for the federal government’s component of personal health care costs, a
      "health fee" on fossil fuel and nuclear energy (equating to $2.08 per gallon of
      gasoline, raising $683 billion per year) would be levied. This would also reduce
      our dependence on foreign oil, decrease environmental pollution, foster
      conservation and renewable energy technologies, and improve our foreign trade
      imbalance. Even with the new $683 billion “health fee” on non-renewable energy
      considered a tax, the Health Economy would reduce taxes by the federal, state,
      and local governments by $367 billion relative to 2007.



      Best,

      J.


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