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#1 15 years ago

The issue is, should heavy polluters (such as machine and chemical industry) pay more environment related taxes as they pollute more than other industries? Is this right or just some plot made by the Greens?

Serious, flame-free & intelligent discussion would be appreciated.


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#2 15 years ago

The tax only works when certain persons to remain unnamed dont roll back the tax laws abd give tax breaks to those same over polluting companies.

I also fully support people buying gas guzzling SUV's having to pay a gas guzzler tax.

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#3 15 years ago

Yeah it would help to convice them to try to improve their emissions if the tax is high enough. Too low and it won't do anything, too high and it will hurt industry. Incentives to reduce polution would be better since they are improving their own company and the economy. Taxation only hurts them more.

I also fully support people buying gas guzzling SUV's having to pay a gas guzzler tax.

They do, 30 cents a gallon of gas they use;)


Fear the Bear

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#4 15 years ago

Tax them, so they wont pollute

money is always a good incentive

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#5 15 years ago

[COLOR=black]I guess that depends on how much competition from overseas they have. The US steel industry has been heavily strained by such regulations because they simply cannot put up a competitive pricesagainst steel coming from Asia that has no such regulations, and thus costs much less. Tariffs could be a viable solution, but that leads to all around price increase, as well as retaliatory tariffs. The best option is to find environmental friendly methods that increase production. That isn't always possible, but I know Ford (which ironically thrives on gas guzzling SUVs and pickup trucks) has done a good job with this. As far as a gas guzzlers tax, that sounds like a good idea to raise revenue, but if it is the enviroment that is the concern it should be based on emmisions, not consumption.[/COLOR]


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#6 15 years ago

Well, where is the tax money going to? That money could be used for the military for all we would know.

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#7 15 years ago

Ofcourse, the more you polute the more you should pay, even procentually seen. Clean cars are subsidized here and poluting cars (SUVs etc.) are extra taxed here alresdy for example and I like it that way. If you want to polute the eniroment you should pay the price for it.

Ensign Riles Advanced Member

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#8 15 years ago

For the most part, if businesses worked at using more efficient and clean machines and other factors of pollution, the long term costs are usually less than what they would have to pay in clean ups and government regulations, the few still in effect under Bush. I'm a "tree hugger", so I am all for it.

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#9 15 years ago

damn straight! tax them 'til they improve their production methods.


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#10 15 years ago

Agree completely. They cause the government and society as a whole to suffer/pay more for being filthy. They need to be taxed.

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