Okay, the Ontario NDP actually announced plans to reduce gasoline taxes. To me this is an SUV subsidy. Oh, and it’s an oil company subsidy too.
I get that people are unhappy about the high cost of gasoline, but if we reduce gasoline taxes, we’ll have to increase some other form of tax. This would punish the responsible people who have efficient vehicles and reward people who have gas-guzzlers.
Another unpleasant side effect of lowering gasoline taxes is that it indirectly makes it more difficult for green energies to compete. It would also increase the number of cars on the road. The only positive I can see is that it might buy some votes.