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    Report: Oregon lawmakers considering instituting mileage tax... again
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    In a move likely to cause an uproar across Portland-area coffeehouses, Oregon's state legislature is again considering instituting a per-mile tax on super-fuel-efficient cars and electric vehicles. The state is looking to recuperate revenue lost because more fuel efficient vehicles on the road ...

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    Report: Italy hikes gas taxes to raise money for earthquake relief
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    Tragedy is a relative concept. Some would call it a tragedy that, while Italy makes some of the most desirable (and gas-guzzling) cars on the market, it also has some of the highest fuel prices in Europe. But that unfortunate reality is far overshadowed by the two earthquakes that have struck the ...

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    Poll: Apparently people want to pay higher tolls than more gas taxes
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    The Reason organization identifies itself as libertarian, but the group's latest Reason-Rupe poll of 1,200 Americans found more Democrats out there (45 percent) than Republicans (35) or "Pure Independents" (16). Whatever the political leanings of the participants and the methodology used, the ...

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    Infographic: Taxed at the pump
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    With the price of a single gallon of gasoline hovering around $4.00, it's not like gas comes cheap. In fact, seven out of ten Americans say that soaring pump prices are causing financial hardships. We bet you didn't know that the nationwide average tax on gasoline of 49.5 cents per gallon has ...

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    CEO Akerson says higher gas tax would be good for environment, GM
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    Don't hate the man who thinks the Toyota Prius is a geekmobile he "wouldn't be caught dead in." You see, the CEO of General Motors, Daniel Akerson, actually wants more people to buy Priuses. Okay, that's a stretch, but Akerson did tell the Detroit News that he thinks the federal gas tax should be ...

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    Friedman: How China's electric vehicle industry is going to rocket past the U.S. - and everyone else
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    The debate rages on as to whether gas prices in America are too low, and we could be looking at a very different picture if things don't change drastically here soon. For an example of what might be, check out New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, who paints a picture of where the electric ...

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    UK committee says fuel prices must stay high to force drivers into efficient cars
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    We all love to see high fuel prices, right? Well, some of us might, but the majority of us would rather not pay through the roof for a gallon of gas. There's definitely a consensus that high gas prices are good for the environment in many ways, but few of us are willing to foot the bill to help out ...

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    Friedman in the fray: gas tax redux
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    The idea of implementing a gas tax is becoming as regular in the national debate as the seasons. Those in favor: the Wall Street Journal and Bill Ford, Jr. Those opposed: John McCain (remember him?). New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman brought the debate back this weekend in his latest ...

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    Why not a higher gas tax?
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    Yesterday, we asked where government spending for plug-in hybrid conversions is at? In the discussion that followed, some readers said they preferred to see higher gas taxes instead of a move by the government to take sides and try to figuring out which technology would best help us move off of ...

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    WSJ Column: Higher gas taxes better strategy than CAFE to save GM
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    Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford and AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson were just two voices that spoke out in favor of a higher gas tax earlier this year. While we took the Cato Institute's Alan Reynolds to task for muddying the waters of the ...

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    EDITORIAL: Attention Wall Street Journal - Ford does not use Toyota's hybrid system!
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    in an op-ed piece published in the Wall Street Journal, Alan Reynolds of the Cato Institute starts by making a few decent points about fuel taxation and fuel economy rules. Unfortunately, he undermines himself with some blatant ...

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    GM's Wagoner says gas taxes, $4/gallon price floor "worth considering"
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    Slapping a few dimes' worth of tax onto each gallon of gas we buy at the pump hasn't been the most popular idea in Washington. Sure, some elected representatives have called for a higher gas tax in the past, but more often than not the idea dies on the vine. There is a chance that things will be ...

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    Autonation CEO Mike Jackson: just another exec in favor of higher gas taxes
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    Executives of large companies by and large tend to skew toward the more conservative side of the political spectrum and generally eschew increased taxes on anything. However, a growing handful (see here) seems to be coming to the same realization of late, a realization that completely escapes most ...

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    Oil refiner CEO advocates for higher fuel taxes
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    In recent weeks, as the price of crude oil and refined gasoline have continued to decline from their summertime highs, an increasing number of people have been jumping on the gas tax bandwagon. Many analysts and pundits have come out in favor of a tax to keep fuel prices high and encourage the use ...

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    Should Detroit's bailout bucks be paid with a gas tax?
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    Now that gas is once again (relatively) cheap, there's a renewed sense that adding a higher tax on each drop of petroleum might be a wise plan. It's often suggested that revenues from a higher gas tax are necessary to keep America's vast roadways in good working order, but some believe that there ...

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    Ex-Tesla VP Siry calls for either taxing up gas prices or dropping CAFE
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    Darryl Siry has never been shy about expressing his opinions. Since departing from his post as chief talking head and salesman at Tesla Motors, Siry has been freed up to share his thoughts even more vociferously and with greater frequency on his personal blog and his latest post is sure to anger ...

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    Gas tax holiday killed by road crews, not common sense, tax increase soon
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    As you may have noticed when filling your tank, the plan for a gas tax holiday put forward by presidential candidates from both party brands, never came to fruition. The idea had been suspend an 18¢ per gallon federal tax on fuel from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Of course the fact that this ...

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    Toyota wants to know what people think about higher gas taxes
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    One of the most contentious issues in the discussion of how to wean ourselves off oil is fuel taxes. In spite of the campaign contributions that politicians get from car makers, when push come to shove on efficiency they get the short end of the stick. That's because in this country almost any ...

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    Willing to pay a higher gas tax? 48% of Americans say no
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    Nobody likes taxes. Nobody likes high fuel prices. Combine the two and what do you get? Even higher fuel prices, which nobody likes. This might all seem rather obvious, but it is still relevant considering that there are movements to place higher taxes on gas for a variety of reasons. While many ...

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    Alan Mullaly favors a gas tax over new fuel economy regulations
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    Ford CEO Alan Mullaly came out publicly in favor of new fuel taxes in place of fuel economy standards as a way to reduce fuel consumption. At the Management Briefing Seminar in Traverse City MI this week he called CAFE a failure that has done nothing to reduce American dependence on foreign oil or ...

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