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Two more examples from a previous E-Congress are below. What are their strengths? What are their weaknesses?

Bill Title Save Your Gas Money Bill
Purpose To reduce the use of gasoline in automobiles by providing incentives to consumers to buy more fuel efficient vehicles.
Terms
and Benefits

1. A 15 percent tax-credit, of the cost of a automobile with at least 40 miles to the gallon will be available for the taxes of the year the vehicle is purchased.

2. A vehicle with at least 50 miles per gallon will receive the same as above except the credit is increased to 20 percent.

3. A vehicle with at least 60 miles per gallon will receive the same as the above except the credit is increased to 25 percent.

4. No credit shall exceed $3,000

Would you support these bills? Why or why not? What improvements would you make?

When you are ready, click on "Work on Your Bill" at the top of the page to work on the terms and benefits section of your bill. Remember, you may edit this section before submitting your finished bill to your teacher.



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