Liberal response to higher gas prices
While foreign affairs and social issues get considerable coverage in describing the differences between conservatives and liberals, the differences on economic issues are equally telling. When gas prices go up due to unrest in the Middle East, or storms in the Atlantic, conservatives who understand economics realize it is just market forces at work. What is the liberal response to higher gas prices? We need more taxes.
Is it time to raise gas taxes?Yep, that's our problem, taxes aren't high enough. What moroons.
Daniel Kammen, a professor of public policy at UC Berkeley who specializes in energy issues, said he expects gas prices to hit $4 per gallon in the not-too-distant future.
"I strongly believe that we need higher gas taxes to fund research into energy alternatives," he said. "We'll need European-level gas prices before the U.S. engine of innovation gets really serious."
So how high should gas prices be? "A doubling of where we are today is what we need," Kammen said. "It would do the country a world of good."