Transport Action BC

2010, May 25

Gas Taxes Too Low

Filed under: Uncategorized — Rick @ 9:46 pm

Don Cayo, a Vancouver Sun business columnist, takes issue with the Canadian Taxpayers Federation ballyhooed Gas Tax Honesty Day. Using information from the Victoria Transport Policy Institute, he states that auto users are heavily subsidized from general tax revenues because indirect costs of roads and auto usage are not included in cost calculations of our auto dependence. The gas tax debate should focus on the subsidy to auto users rather than on generating populist rants about alleged over taxation. The real gas price scandal is that the tax take is too low, not too high.

http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Honesty+swerves+around+some+facts/3056951/story.html

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