"the Debaters: the Risk that, with the new government may see the bensinpris of over 20 per gallon"
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"the DEBATE. ”The whole country must participate for the green tax shift could be implemented. We must work both with the whip and the carrot,” says the environment - and klimatminister Isabella and announces that överindexeringen of petrol rates to be re-instated. Lövin gives no indication of when, but it could be already in the vårändringsbudgeten. The government has promised a green tax shift of 15 billion, and in the end it is as usual the taxpayer – not least in rural areas – which may stand for the bill."
"In Januariöverenskommelsen, JÖK:a, S, MP, C and L agreed on a green tax shift of at least 15 billion. It is no small sum. But inkomstskattebasen is wide and stable while the miljöskattebasen is narrow and eroding, which means that a small reduction of income taxes must be financed by a large increase of the environmental taxes. "
"the fuel taxes constitute the biggest part of environmental taxes, and so it is here we can expect hefty increases for the government to get into the 15 billion. But this type of energy is already paying for more than what they cost in the form of emissions. "
"the Car is the only mode of transport which accounts for far more than its own environmental cost. The development goes rapidly forward, the fuel consumption is reduced and on the road rolls more and more electric cars. "
"Before the 2014 elections promised Magdalena Andersson not to raise petrol rates. Since then, the government has done just that, each and every year. Then 2017 will count the tax, in addition to the consumer price index, up with two extra percentage points. In the year to be stopped, however, this överindexering of petrol rates from July 1 thanks to the Conservatives and christian democrat budget right now. "
"Last year, the price of petrol reached a new record level, including as a result of the government smyghöjt petrol rates for several years. If JÖK:a keeps what it promises is the risk that we will see significantly higher fuel taxes than in the past and get used to a bensinpris of over 20 per gallon. "
"That Sweden has a gasoline tax which is among the highest in the world, creates several problems. We are one of Europe's most sparsely populated countries and the vast majority of trips, on our weigh. For a majority of the nation's households, the car is indispensable to get the everyday life to go together. "
"High taxes on motor fuels particularly affects those living in rural areas that lack alternatives to the car, and the possibilities to work or look for jobs in the commuting distance is made more difficult. Increased bensinskatter also increases costs for many businesses, which impair Sweden's competitiveness and are likely to lead to fewer jobs in rural areas. "
"What Sweden needs is a well thought out and effective environmental policy. But a bensinpris at 20 per gallon is not the right way to go. Even higher fuel taxes is considerably lashes in rural areas and those who do not have any alternative to the car."
"nChristian Ekström, ceo of the Taxpayers"
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