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Should the government continue giving tax incentives for eco-friendly purchases such as hybrid vehicles?

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    The hybrid cars are going to prove Ecofriedly. These will surely reduce the emission of the gases which are rich in Chlorofluorocarbons & thus help to protect Global Warming. This would avoid the melting of the glaciers. It would also protect the Azonoshere around our planet. This Ozonoshere is gradually destroyed by the Chlorofluorocarbons. If it remains protected, it would not develop Black Holes & shall keep our planet safe from the cosmic radiations.
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  • Yes it hasn't caught on enough yes

    Yes giving incentives for eco friendly vehicles is still a good idea. This will persuade more people to buy these vehicles and help the environment. Once it fully catches on they can stop offering the incentives. We really need to switch to almost all environment friendly vehicles in the future.

  • Definitely this would help

    Giving incentive is good way to promote buying green products. Giving some benefit to the manufacturer may bring down the cost of the products.People are committed to buy green products but are demotivated by high cost for manufacturing this products.So if any incentive provided would definitely help in increase of buying of e-products

  • We need to wean off oil and other fossil fuels.

    We shouldn't do it too quickly (as that would cause massive unemployment, rupturing the economy), but rather slowly and gradually. That is the only thing we can do if we aren't going to have an oil crisis someday. Notice how I don't put a time stamp on that. Running out of oil could take 100 years, it could take 1,000,000 years! But it will happen. So it is best to change things now before it hurts.

  • Should the government continue giving tax incentives for eco-friendly purchases such as hybrid vehicles?

    Absolutely, the government should continue giving tax incentives for eco-friendly purchases such as hybrid vehicles. "Eco" stands for our ecosystem. Our ecosystem is the environment. It's where we live. And if we're good to the environment, it will be good to us. So yes, by all means, the government should encourage us to do the right thing. It's the responsibility of government to govern responsibly. And encouraging us citizens to be responsible is part of that. Thank God for the US Constitution and good governance.

  • This is just the kind of motivation people need to start saving the environment.

    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.

    Posted by: DullBenito
  • Because eco-friendly consumers are making the decision to pay more in order to purchase more sustainable goods, I do think they should continue to receive tax incentives.

    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.

    Posted by: ToughEfrain26
  • Yes, because this approach balances free market ideals with the need to conserve.

    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.

    Posted by: BrokenMarvin34
  • Yes, I agree that the government should continue giving tax incentives for eco-friendly purchases, because it will increase Earth-friendly products, homes, and businesses, and will lessen global warming.

    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.

    Posted by: I33Iess
  • As it is in the nation's best economic and environmental interest to use more fuel-efficient technology, the government should continue to offer eco-friendly tax incentives.

    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.

    Posted by: EminentBennett93
  • Tax money doesn't just appear.

    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.

  • There should not be any tax incentives for eco-friendly purchases because people should just be buying them because they are eco-friendly and not for the tax break.

    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.

    Posted by: eyeslikethat
  • The government shouldn't continue giving tax incentives for Eco-friendly purchases such as hybrid vehicles

    The government shouldn't continue giving tax incentives for eco-friendly purchases such as hybrid vehicles because it is unnecessary and unfair. People purchase eco-friendly products in order to help our world and the environment and here the government is taxing people that buy them! Don't they see that this is not needed and useless and it won't do anyone any good?

  • do the opposite.

    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

  • No incentives

    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.


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