Originally Posted by patteeu
I don't generally like targeted taxes like this, but taxing consumption is a lot better for our future economy than taxing production, IMO, and if there's one area of consumption that's been subsidized in a non-transparent way over the past few decades, it's petroleum products (via our big security investments made to keep oil flowing globally).
I haven't read anything lately about consumption vs. production tax revenue. But, what I have read about consumption taxes were that they were unbalanced and unfair compared to benefits.
Basically, it's easy to build a highway road and pay for it with a toll. It's not so simple for city and county roads, food, clothes, water etc.