Israel’s parliament passed a Hummer of an auto tax that essentially charges excise taxes on a sliding scale depending on how efficient your auto is.
While I would never dare suggest to John Kerry that he propose such a daring yet common sense piece of legislation, this has been proposed in the Commonwealth by (then Rep) Senator Marzilli.
So if Israel can say this-
“the State of Israel is doing its utmost to be a leading country in the field of alternative energy, which is the energy of the future.”
but the legislature & Gov Patrick say-
It is indeed essential for Massachusetts to lead the way in renewable energy — it needs to be a vital part of our clean energy future.
then why can’t we pass this?