Thursday, March 20, 2008

Going Green Hurts The Poor II

This has been talked about for sometime, but now we can add a new voice telling lower income Americans to go to hell.
A Michigan congressman wants to put a 50-cent tax on every gallon of gasoline to try to cut back on Americans' consumption.

Polls show that a majority of Americans support policies that would reduce greenhouse gases. But when it comes to paying for it, it's a different story.

Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., wants to help cut consumption with a gas tax but some don't agree with the idea, according to a new poll by the National Center for Public Policy Research.
I'm sure Rep. DickDingell can afford to pay an extra .50 cents, but many of us can't. Here in my part of Oklahoma, we still have some of the lowest priced gas in the country, around $3/gallon, but if it goes any higher my mom won't be able to afford to drive.