The fuel subsidy as public interest

@advokatku (4037)
Indonesia
February 20, 2011 9:59pm CST
Fuel is one of basic needs for many people. When fuel prices soaring, the live of many people certainly can shock because rising fuel prices would be followed rising prices other basic needs, such as the price of rice, milk, sugar, cooking oil and so forth. Therefore, when soaring fuel prices, many governments in many countries become dizzy because they have been forced to give subsidies. The fuel subsidy has been related to lives of many people. It could be argued that subsidies have a public interest it should be publicly financed through the tax mechanism, not simply left to market mechanisms. Stay consistent and consistently pay the same tax subsidy than by continuing to maintain the principle of kinship and mutual cooperation is always desirable characteristic of our nation and state. However, the fact that policies tend to be selected especially raising the retail price or retail price of fuel equates to the international market price. With that option, an additional burden of the people (marginal cost) on the international market price increase is borne by an individual, not by mutual cooperation based on the principle of kinship, so that the rich and the superrich have that burden equally, but not the same feeling with the middle class. In accordance with the principle of kinship and mutual cooperation, should the rich or the powerful to give strength or energy greater than the poor or the weak.
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@aisoice (272)
• Indonesia
24 Feb 11
But unfortunately at my place subsidies are often not well targeted. People who should not have to be subsidized, even get a subsidy. The government should be able to analyze the provision of subsidies, so the general public really feel the benefits, particularly lower-middle class society.