Thursday, April 27, 2017

Increasing the Tax

The government should increase taxes on gasoline to decrease the pollution because America has a horrible pollution problem. America's goal is to decrease emissions from cars and have more fuel conscious people on the road. "That is because a gas tax provides immediate, direct incentives for drivers to reduce gasoline use" (Karplus, NYtimes, 2013.  This means that the increase in a gas tax will help eliminate emissions and pollution which costs our nation millions.

Some people believe that if you increase the pollution tax than it will discourage people from wanting to work even more. When certain consumer goods are taxed it can cause a rise in the amount of people who work. "Taxes on specific consumer goods often discourage work by even more than the income tax does," (Picker, nber, 2017). Discouraging people to work is a huge problem in America because of the already millions of people out of work. Increasing the pollution tax on gasoline would only discourage people from working which is not what the country needs.

I think that the increase on pollution tax for gasoline is not a good idea in our country. It would be unfair in the business efficiency area because it will produce the amount of transactions for gas and the overall production of it if the prices go up. When prices are high on consumer goods people don't like to spend too much money it.

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