Tuesday, April 05, 2011

I read an interesting idea today...the cost of a war should be a direct tax on gasoline. While this is a regressive tax in nature (poor people have to drive more as they generally have to live further from work, and spend a higher proportion of their income on their bills), it does seem ideal that SOMEHOW the direct costs of war are transferred to the population at large. Also, this could then be applied to Soldiers (a military ID could get one gas w/out the tax). The idea was floated as a way to make the population feel the impacts of war that are currently reserved almost entirely to service members and their families. Obviously it's not entirely workable, but I do kind of like it...any suggestions on something similar but more workable?


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