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Relander

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#11 14 years ago
Pethegreatâ„¢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.

Agreed. Although setting higher taxes for heavy polluters isn't the only way that we should use in order to get better environment: we must encourage industries for the use of cleaner methods with subsidies, tax cuts and low interest loans too in addition of regulations. These means won't hurt industries and economy, on the contrary.




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#12 14 years ago

This is a great idea, this would also lead to less polluting methods of doing stuff and I all for that.




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#13 14 years ago
JaKoB 88Agree completely. They cause the government and society as a whole to suffer/pay more for being filthy. They need to be taxed.

Ok you tax them what will be the first thing they do to get more money to pay for the taxes? Raise the prices on the goods thay you buy from that company. Now if they won't raise their prices they will move over to china where they don't care about pollution. Then your polluting more and Americans are loosing their jobs.

Now you could boycott the goods, but you won't spark much change since there are people who don't care about it and will continue to buy their products.




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#14 14 years ago
Pethegreatâ„¢Ok you tax them what will be the first thing they do to get more money to pay for the taxes? Raise the price

they won'y be able to keep raising the price because Bush won't be in office forever and eventually there will be legislation to keep prices down and taxes high. Then we will hopefully see a trend towards eco-friendly products.




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#15 14 years ago
JaKoB 88Agree completely. They cause the government and society as a whole to suffer/pay more for being filthy. They need to be taxed.

Ok you tax them what will be the first thing they do to get more money to pay for the taxes? Raise the prices on the goods thay you buy from that company. Now if they won't raise their prices they will move over to china where they don't care about pollution. Then your polluting more and Americans are loosing their jobs.

Now you could boycott the goods, but you won't spark much change since there are people who don't care about it and will continue to buy their products.




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#16 14 years ago

And there is the fact that eco-friendly companies will be able to make extra profit because they are rewarded (subsidized) or at the very least not penalized for poluting. So naturally the consumer would start buying products of these companies which would boost the companies profits even more.




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#17 14 years ago

There has to be a balance between good living standards and competitive industry. Clean air is no good if everyone's unemployed. Rather than taxing them, companies found to be needlessly polluting should be given the option of cleaning up their act or being severely fined. Owners of large vehicles (range rovers, humvees) who don't use them for commercial purposes should face hefty road taxes, as well as the standard fuel tax.




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#18 14 years ago

I approve.

Everybody wins. The government gets money for whatever it needs, and the people win as they now get a cleaner environment.

The big issue here is that prices would skyrocket on things like computers, as the production of computer chips and the chemicals used are very toxic and heavy pollutants.




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#19 14 years ago

USMA2010I approve.

Everybody wins. The government gets money for whatever it needs, and the people win as they now get a cleaner environment.

The big issue here is that prices would skyrocket on things like computers, as the production of computer chips and the chemicals used are very toxic and heavy pollutants.

They can clean it up.

You also need some sort of law to keep the business in the US or they will move else where so they don't have to comply. The tax is a lose lose situation, pollution will still happen out of our control, Jobs will be outsorced to china, and the goverment will get no tax money.




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