The reserve bank should control petrol taxes to control the economy and inflation.?
On average, everyone disagrees with significant nonconsensus between 42 voters.
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The reserve bank should control petrol taxes to control the economy and inflation.
Reasons To Disagree
Petrol price increases are a key cause of inflation. Why not just leave petrol prices out of the equation? Market forces will ensure petrol prices empty our pockets without any help.
10 February 2008
Petrol taxes are the problem, not the solution.
7 June 2008
So who controls the Reserve Bank?
19 September 2008
Forget petrol tax. What we need, like it or not, is an international carbon tax. World-wide we need an oil tax to fund alternative energy, to keep a floor under the oil price (to make alternatives economic) and to reduce the problem of Western nations funding the terrorist funders, but in that regard New Zealand can do nothing in isolation.
10 October 2010
Now this doesn't even make sense at all
27 August 2012
Reasons To Agree
It could be a useful tool to control inflation - BUT - the price is going to go through the roof due to the gummint stupidly pursuing Kyoto which would make it difficult to manipulate the cost to the overtaxed motorist even harder. The best way to tackle inflation is by reducing tax, reining-in the bloated welfare budget and get people off sickness "benefits".
17 February 2008
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