Sunday, March 26, 2006

Kudos to Corzine, China

While the President and Congress continue to do nothing but talk about energy policy, some politicians are addressing it. In his recent plan to solve New Jersey's budget woes, Governor Jon Corzine proposed a sales tax on those cars getting less than 19 miles per gallon. While I prefer the gas consumption fee (see the Declaration of Energy Independence), Corzine's proposal is excellent policy and welcome. I only wish it wasn't buried in budget blues.

China last week announced plans to raise existing taxes or impose new ones on gas guzzling cars and trucks, bigger taxes on cars with large engines, and lower taxes on those with small ones. Perhaps China is adopting the Declaration of Energy Independence? If China can do it, why can't the United States?

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