Not that I necessarily agree with the 'leech' comment, but you
aren't paying the full cost of gasoline. If all environmental costs were
added in, *you'd* be driving that 65mpg scooter, because you wouldn't be
able to afford gas for anything else...
"Environmental costs" are invented and quantified by the capricious whim of
activists and politicians. They are not true costs.
Now if you want to remove the SUBSIDIES from petroleum so the TRUE costs
are reflected in the pump price, I would wholeheartedly agree with that.
This is not what I am saying. Oil spills and damage done by drilling
are very expensive. U.S. companies pay a lot by way of better
equipment and better planning to minimize both. Reason: Paying up
front is less than what it would cost otherwise.
Well, I cain't argue with that either.
But in the end, it's the customer who ultimately pays. And that
customer will soon be saddled with all kinds of add ons like carbon
credits, fees and the like.
Thank You for an ounce of sanity here.
"The sky is falling" zealots have move far beyond environmentalism on to
promoting the same as a religion.
Just to balance things out, I think I'll go for a forty mile drive in my
'55 President sedan that only gets about 25mpg...
Five years ago it was "global arming is a hoax." Now it's
"environmentalism is a religion." I'm not exactly young, but at least
I'm not perpetually bringing up the rear, and looking backwards to boot...
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