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  •  I don't think they work that way. (3+ / 0-)
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    RMForbes, semiot, RiveroftheWest

    I may be mistaken, but the nature of fossil fuel subsidies in the United States isn't simply giving an oil company a tax credit and hoping for cheap gas.

    Rather, it's heating assistance for poor families, who are using fossil fuel to heat their homes.

    But more to my point, it's still not a fair market if we removed all government subsidies and saw what played out. The externalities from air pollution would be unaccounted for, and the fossil fuel industry is already much bigger and more well established.

    ‎"The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion." - Thomas Paine

    by jobobo on Mon Mar 04, 2013 at 12:08:10 PM PST

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