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Old 08-08-2019, 01:18 PM
 
Location: US
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Old 08-08-2019, 01:19 PM
 
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https://www.independent.co.uk/enviro...-a7065616.html

Norway is increasingly seen as the envy of the world. It is FIRST place in the world happiness index. It is #5 in median income (U.S. is behind at #8). It has a debt-to-GDP ratio of -90.5 percent. In other words it has a national surplus, not a national debt.

Norway has obviously made a lot of good decisions. Now they are making another good decision by banning the sale of fossil-fuel-powered vehicles by 2025. Not the 2030 plan of Gov. Jay Inslee, which was seen as way too ambitious and radical but 2025.

Can someone please explain to me why we are not following Norway's lead????
Fear of socialism. These folks thinks anything Euro does equates to be socialistic. Crazy isn't it?
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Old 08-08-2019, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Haiku
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I am all for getting people out of gasoline powered cars but it is worth noting that Norway is a fossil fuel exporter and it is a huge part of their economy. So their own citizens may be driving electric cars but Norway is still supplying tons of carbon to the rest of the world. So I would be more impressed if they said they are going all EV and they will cease production of fossil fuels.
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Old 08-08-2019, 01:20 PM
 
Location: SGV
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A State has banned private property, freedom of movement, and freedom of association.

Hooray for slavery!
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Old 08-08-2019, 01:23 PM
 
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Because it means we would likely have to start taxing the purchase of new combustion engine vehicles at up to 100% tax rates to get people to buy electric cars, just like Norway. Thats a non-starter right there.
Or give major tax credit for those who opt for cleaner energy vehicles.

Fossil fuel is a little over resource. Need to conserve for future generations. Hand off clean environment as well.
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Old 08-08-2019, 01:26 PM
 
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It's ironic that so many on the Left want us to be more like the Scandinavian countries, which are overwhelmingly White.
I hate to take a side with either one of the teams but Team Red has Team Blue dead to rights on this fact.
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Old 08-08-2019, 01:27 PM
 
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Or give major tax credit for those who opt for cleaner energy vehicles.

Fossil fuel is a little over resource. Need to conserve for future generations. Hand off clean environment as well.
Yeah, so people can either buy a $35,000 Tesla model 3 with a possible little tax credit, or get charged up to 100% tax on something else. What a great idea!
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Old 08-08-2019, 01:31 PM
 
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Yeah, so people can either buy a $35,000 Tesla model 3 with a possible little tax credit, or get charged up to 100% tax on something else. What a great idea!
Our govt has been making these sorts of directives for awhile. Safety and fuel efficiency didnt happen out of the goodness of the manufacturers' hearts.
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Old 08-08-2019, 01:32 PM
 
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https://www.independent.co.uk/enviro...-a7065616.html

Norway is increasingly seen as the envy of the world. It is FIRST place in the world happiness index. It is #5 in median income (U.S. is behind at #8). It has a debt-to-GDP ratio of -90.5 percent. In other words it has a national surplus, not a national debt.

Norway has obviously made a lot of good decisions. Now they are making another good decision by banning the sale of fossil-fuel-powered vehicles by 2025. Not the 2030 plan of Gov. Jay Inslee, which was seen as way too ambitious and radical but 2025.

Can someone please explain to me why we are not following Norway's lead????
How many cars does Norway have?

How many cars does the US have?

Never happen here.
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Old 08-08-2019, 01:34 PM
 
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To what benefit? Norway sits on an ocean of oil. What will be the forced cost on the citizens there of this plan? And again, to what benefit? To appease some climate change alarmists? What would the impact of that one country be overall? Norway is one of the last countries that should be doing this, especially via dictat from the central government.




Because centrist bans by a few "deciders" over the entire populace is too authoritarian?
Norway taxes the snot out of oil to pay for all that “free” stuff. Seems like they are cutting their nose off to spite their face.
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