Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Commie Greens Taxing Air Travel  
User currently offlineIronminds From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 556 posts, RR: 3
Posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1210 times:

Well, looks like the hectoring knows-besters of the Green Party have hit on another winner. They can have my air tickets when they pry them from my cold, dead fingers...

(I'm only quoting a bit in fair use; click on the link for the whole thing).


http://www.spiked-online.com/Printable/00000006DFC5.htm

Article13 November 2003
Taxing flight

by Pete Smith


A cynic might suggest that the government's reported proposal to double air passenger duty is an easy £800million windfall to the Treasury. But the air tax debate goes a lot deeper than this. While New Labour has sought to shake off its image as a 'tax and spend' party, one way of avoiding criticism on tax is to claim its 'green' credentials.


After the failure of a variety of initiatives to convince us to pay a voluntary 'green' levy on airfares, environmentalists have welcomed the idea of making it compulsory. Responding to the proposals, Friends of the Earth aviation campaigner Roger Higman argued: 'Increasing air passenger duty has an unstoppable logic and we would fully support it as an effective way to reduce the demand for flying.' (1)



1 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1193 times:

No use getting paranoid about it. The Green Party will never win in the USA, plus they have no one in the senate or the congress- lobbyists from both the Repubs and the Dems will make sure it doesn't happen. If the Dems let it happen, then they will make it look like only the "rich" can afford to fly. If the Republicans let it happen it will hurt too many businesses and their lobbies.

Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Rural Air Travel Subsidies Gain Big Budget Boost posted Mon Jul 13 2009 21:56:09 by FlyingSicilian
Andy ROONEY'S Comments About Air Travel 60 Minutes posted Tue May 19 2009 10:46:53 by Jmbweeboy
New "disabled" Air Travel Bill posted Thu Apr 23 2009 16:42:07 by LH526
Air Travel 'As Bad As Stabbing Someone' posted Tue Apr 14 2009 14:41:01 by RussianJet
Air Travel In The Days Of Segregation posted Mon Mar 9 2009 13:49:50 by Yflyer
Obama Win: Changes We Might See In US Air Travel? posted Tue Nov 4 2008 23:53:14 by Skydrol
Future Of Air Travel? posted Tue Aug 12 2008 10:04:57 by Mayor
Air Travel, Still A Great Bargain! posted Mon Jul 14 2008 20:01:16 by Sdexplorer00
"Good Old Days" Air Travel Still Possible posted Thu Jun 5 2008 22:10:04 by Farzan
Iata - Air Travel Still The Safest Mode posted Fri May 9 2008 00:48:37 by NAV20