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  •  The EU (4+ / 0-)

    Has less strict diesel emission standards than the U.S. does for cars - they also tax diesel less than gas - that's why they have so many diesel cars.

    The U.S. should do the same.

    The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government. - Thomas Jefferson

    by ctexrep on Wed Dec 03, 2008 at 10:30:54 AM PST

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    •  The US taxes diesel as much as it does (0+ / 0-)

      because, to the extent that it's the fuel of choice for heavy vehicles, its use correlates strongly to the amount of stress that trucks and buses put on the roads. If the tax is removed then some other way will have to be found to raise the money necessary to keep the roads up. I'm not saying that's a reason to keep the tax, but I am saying that if you remove the tax then the money to keep the roads up will have to come from somewhere, and you'll probably need more money to make up for the extra trucks put on the road by the cheaper fuel.

      Europe has no proportional equivalent to our trucking industry, so they have no corresponding tax.

      No laws but Liberty. No king but Conscience.

      by oldjohnbrown on Wed Dec 03, 2008 at 11:51:30 AM PST

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