Should the government continue giving tax incentives for eco-friendly purchases such as hybrid vehicles?
People will choose the product that will help them save in the end. If that is eco friendly, that's all the better for them and for our earth. Eco-friendly options are often more expensive, so giving people the option to get some of their money back on taxes makes it more acceptable.
Yes, I agree that the government should continue giving tax incentives for eco-friendly purchases like hybrid vehicles, because it will increase Earth-friendly products, homes, and businesses, and will lessen global warming. I think, if people have an incentive to buy eco-friendly products, they're far more likely to purchase them, than if there was no incentive. The more purchases of eco-friendly vehicles, the less pollution there is, and this will result in less global warming concerns and damage.
This is really a last ditch effort. For whatever reason, people, in general, just don't want to go out of their way to do anything, unless they're being rewarded. At least in this situation, they would be rewarded for doing something great for the environment. We really don't have much choice in the matter. If we don't do something soon, we may not get another chance.
The government should do their part in taking care of the environment by encouraging people to buy Eco-friendly products. If a lot of people started purchasing hybrid vehicles because of government tax incentives for example, then gas stations may eventually have more to offer for hybrid vehicles. Then even more people would start to purchase those vehicles, as if it were a trend.
Fuel and energy efficiency are in the entire nation's interest. It is in the economic interest, because the less fuel consumed, the lower the price. It is in the environmental interest because the less pollutants emitted, the less damage to the environment. It is even in the U.S.'s national security interest, since much of the money paid for oil goes to less than friendly nations of the United States, such as Venezuela. It is, therefore, justified that the government offer tax incentives to those willing to buy eco-friendly technology, such as hybrid vehicles.
If government wants to constantly raise taxes on everything, then they should continue giving incentives for eco-friendly purchases. Gas is too expensive for most people. Maybe that's just their way of forcing us to buy the eco-friendly products by sky-rocketing the prices on everything non-eco-friendly. I believe in positive reinforcement. So, if getting people to help keep our planet green means the government has to give back to us, then I am definitely for it.
Because it is important for consumers to start thinking differently about what they purchase and use, in terms of eco-friendly products, and because these products currently come with a premium, I do think that the government should continue to encourage eco-friendly purchases through the use of tax incentives.
Hybrid vehicles should still be pushed as oil fluctuates to the tune of a scare everyday. It is not stable as a day to day commodity, in a society that depends on it. Thus, it only makes sense to push alternative vehicles through tax incentives as a way of also pushing alternative fuels.
Providing tax incentives to people who purchase eco-friendly products, such as hybrid vehicles, is a positive approach to encourage individuals to be more environmentally aware. Providing tax incentives will encourage more people to consider buying these products. This is a very positive way to help improve our environment, while helping citizens to save a little money in the process.
This is a great way for the government to help protect the environment and support the development of green technology, without placing restrictions on those who will not or cannot go the eco-friendly route. The more people that buy eco-friendly technology, the better this technology will get, and the more people it will appeal to.
We are still paying for it, just in a different way. Yes, purchase fuel efficient cars. I ride a bike to work. Tax money could be spent in other ways like on the EPA, power plant updating, alternative power research etc. It shouldn't go to help people make personal purchases. Another way is for there to be more stringent emissions laws. My stance is purely mathematical. I use hardly any energy in comparison to most people. The focus should be on doing the right thing, not saving a buck, since we're not saving a buck anyway.
Unfortunately for liberals, there is this thing called the constitution which prohibits the government from engaging in this type of activity (10th amendment) So the issue is not whether this would be beneficial or not, the issue is, this is not government's proper role. Therefore, no.
It is unfair to give tax incentives like this. People should just be making eco-friendly purchases because it is the right thing to do and not to get a tax break. The government is so much in the hole financially that they need to make money any way they can and by removing silly tax breaks like this, it will help out.
rather then give a "pay me later" incentive, why not tax the hell out gas guzzlers? why not mandate there be a moratorium on how long vehicles can remain on the road? hybrid and pure electric cars use just the same amount of energy through their life span as a conventional car but people dont see it. the end user only sees the fuel economy rating and everything else is hoky dory. but then the idea is futile as you are still burning fossil fuels when the most abundant elements in the universe is even better for us. HYDROGEN