Friday, April 28, 2017

     Increasing the tax is good because it way better for our economy and for our planet. "Such a tax would generate about $88 billion in 2012, rising to $144 billion by 2020, the report said, slashing U.S. debt by between 12 and 50 percent within a decade, depending on how high the deficit climbs...," (Economic arguments for and against a carbon tax Jason Welker 2016). Therefore, I believe it is good w tax it then there would be more money in American and less pollution. 
     Tax increase is not a good idea because "tax on CO2 emissions is that it would drive up the costs of energy production, leading to higher energy costs for the nation’s households and firms. This boost in prices would increase costs to producers of all other goods and services in the economy, effectively reducing the supply in several key sectors of the US economy, leading to falling national output" (Jason welker 2016) it would drive all prices up and slow down production. 
     I believe that it's good to have an increase is good on the planet and it would bring our economy so much money. Our diet would start to go down and there would be positive changes in the economy. Also taxing pollution would help,people stay more green and we'd have better air. 

5 comments:

  1. I disagree with you for one reason; this tax would be incredibly hard on the economy. Due to the tax people would have less money to spend on other things like traveling, technology, etc. With less spending money people won't buy as much causing small businesses to go out of business because no one can afford to buy the things they want.

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  2. I disagree with the economy doing better because we will lose 1.5 billion dollars per every cent raised on gas taxes. Also, the US has some of the best air quality in the world even with the cars, we also have cars who run on cleaner more efficient ethanol gas.

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  3. I disagree, while the government would get money it would be wrong to do so. By staying green we would also have no one driving beaduse gas is to high priced. This is unfair by buniesss effects. Lastly many would have less money to spend on other needs because they now have to spend more on gas.

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  4. I disagree with you because it would not affect our economy positively. It would only hurt it. Also, there is no guarantee that the minor changes would even make a difference in helping the environment. Finally, I disagree with you because it would not help our economy at all because the money goes to the government and it would have little to no effect on the environment.

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  5. I disagree with this opinion because most people won't be able to afford gas if the tax is raised. Also the pollution will stay the same because people will have to take the bus so that means more buses

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