First oil is a limited resource. We already pumped the easiest, cheapest half out of the ground. So the choice is not either to pay or not to pay; it’s to pay now to move away from oil in a timely, orderly manner at a predictable cost; or it’s to pay later probably by utter crisis or even civilisation collapse.
Second, this is completely unrelated to revenue taxes. This is not at all what I’m talking about. I’m talking about transport tax (the farther products travel, the more they are to be taxed) carbon or pollution tax (the more pollution a product incurs from its making, use or final disposal the more it’s taxed) and the likes.
Last this is a global problem. I’m not American and I don’t live in the US. Unfortunately we’re all sharing the same planet. At some point we can’t afford individualism anymore.