Yes, Should Be Fixed Price (Quebec)
Yes, Means-Tested (France)
No, It Should Not Be Subsidized
It still reduces the cost of a product to the end user.
I can see part of your point, with the tax credit, the vendor can just raise prices to soak
up the credit, where as a fixed price just soaks the taxpayer.
Price fixing also had unseen landmines, supposed the low fixed price drives the operators out of business?
You libs just like to pick and choose your own damned causes, don't you?