A realistic way to significantly reduce oil consumption

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    If the government MUST be involved in getting people to reduce oil consumption...

    -Leave CAFE where it is.
    -Allow people to buy whatever car they want. Generous, I know. :eusa_whistle:
    -For every 1 MPG under CAFE, the buyer pays 1% of the sticker in tax.
    -For every 1 MPG over CAFE, the buyer receives 1% of the sticker in tax credit, to be paid out from revenue generated above

    Example:
    CAFE: 27.5MPG
    Cadillac Escalade - $65,000, 17MPG
    Tax: $6825
    Honda Fit - $15500, 38MPG
    Tax Credit: $1627.50

    This allows people absolute freedom of choice, won't cost a dime of additional revenue, and doesn't require a vast multitude of government programs.

    (Of course, these reasons are why liberals will oppose it.)
     
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    Quite an idea for the cars we drive........................with a couple of draw backs:eusa_think: :eusa_whistle:
     
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    Mind telling us non Yanks what CAFE is? Cars Something Fuel Economy??
     
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    Corporate Average Fuel Economy
     
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    Why would liberals not like the idea? They are generally the ones how are members of Greenpeace and drive fuel effecient cars. It is usually the right who drives the big cars...
     
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    Because.... it allows people absolute freedom of choice, won't cost a dime of additional revenue, and doesn't require a vast multitude of government programs.
     
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    All liberal planks...so they should love it...
     
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    Not as the term is used in the states.
     
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    Incorrect.
     
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    The loonie left does not represent the left, just as the KKK don't represent the right...
     

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