Joseph S. Barrera III joe at
Thu Jan 15 09:54:15 PST 2004

Christopher Herot wrote:

>  Gas prices are way too low. If gas cost the same here as the rest of
>  the world, maybe Americans would start driving more sensible cars
>  instead of urban assault vehicles with rhinoceros guards.

They are so low because the taxes are so low compared to Europe.
Periodically we talk about raising them (e.g. the 50c/gal tax) but
it gets shot down as a "regressive" tax. (But maybe under this
administration, that would be a selling point?)

- Joe

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