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    Re: Gas prices climb to four-month high

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Well the answer is pretty simple--Obama is more worried about having good exhibits at his Presidential Library and having rich fat cats build it for him than he is the "Little guy". Nobody wins the WH without blowing rich people and corporations--the only difference between the two parties is which CEO's get the lap dance.
    Well, corporate influence should be watched carefully, but I am not anti capitalist by any means, so in the end I still think the power, the real power resides in the people, as long as they are willing to exert it.
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    Re: Gas prices climb to four-month high

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Well, corporate influence should be watched carefully, but I am not anti capitalist by any means, so in the end I still think the power, the real power resides in the people, as long as they are willing to exert it.
    It does but they will not exert in ways that are best for the country ahead of what they think might be good for them. People in general put more thought into their lottery numbers than they do their vote and they lose at both.

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    Re: Gas prices climb to four-month high

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    It does but they will not exert in ways that are best for the country ahead of what they think might be good for them. People in general put more thought into their lottery numbers than they do their vote and they lose at both.

    Well, I can't argue with that too awful much. After seeing how this last cycle went, there are real concerns about the future of the nation as a free country.
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    Re: Gas prices climb to four-month high

    It seems to me there is a move underway to get the public used to higher gas prices in the US in preparation for a significant increase in gasoline taxes that is looming. President Bush was dragged through the coals when gasoline spiked during his administration. President Obama continues to be insulated for the most part.

    As the CAFE increases up to it's 2025 mandate of 55mpg, tax revenue will drop significantly. That means Federal and State governments are going to have to do something about replacing that revenue. The poor and needy will be hardest hit. Seems that's part of the plan.

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    Re: Gas prices climb to four-month high

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    It seems to me there is a move underway to get the public used to higher gas prices in the US in preparation for a significant increase in gasoline taxes that is looming. President Bush was dragged through the coals when gasoline spiked during his administration. President Obama continues to be insulated for the most part.

    As the CAFE increases up to it's 2025 mandate of 55mpg, tax revenue will drop significantly. That means Federal and State governments are going to have to do something about replacing that revenue. The poor and needy will be hardest hit. Seems that's part of the plan.
    Well yes when you go ahead and decide your political opponents have the motivations of your average comic book supervillain, it sure makes for an easy argument to win, eh?

    MUAHAHAHAH! SOON THE POOR WILL... HAVE TO PAY MORE TAXES... MAUAHAHAHAHAHAH!

    Do us evil liberals want to screw the poor or do we want to give them handouts? Make up your mind!
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Gas prices climb to four-month high

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Well yes when you go ahead and decide your political opponents have the
    motivations of your average comic book supervillain, it sure makes for an easy argument to win, eh?

    MUAHAHAHAH! SOON THE POOR WILL... HAVE TO PAY MORE TAXES... MAUAHAHAHAHAHAH!

    Do us evil liberals want to screw the poor or do we want to give them handouts? Make up your mind!
    Both...

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    Re: Gas prices climb to four-month high

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Well yes when you go ahead and decide your political opponents have the motivations of your average comic book supervillain, it sure makes for an easy argument to win, eh?

    MUAHAHAHAH! SOON THE POOR WILL... HAVE TO PAY MORE TAXES... MAUAHAHAHAHAHAH!

    Do us evil liberals want to screw the poor or do we want to give them handouts? Make up your mind!
    Both are the same side of the evil coin....
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    Re: Gas prices climb to four-month high

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Well yes when you go ahead and decide your political opponents have the motivations of your average comic book supervillain, it sure makes for an easy argument to win, eh?

    MUAHAHAHAH! SOON THE POOR WILL... HAVE TO PAY MORE TAXES... MAUAHAHAHAHAHAH!

    Do us evil liberals want to screw the poor or do we want to give them handouts? Make up your mind!

    Well, given the actions of you "evil" liberals, it's quite obvious you enjoy doing both.
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    Re: Gas prices climb to four-month high

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    It seems to me there is a move underway to get the public used to higher gas prices in the US in preparation for a significant increase in gasoline taxes that is looming. President Bush was dragged through the coals when gasoline spiked during his administration. President Obama continues to be insulated for the most part.[/quote

    As the CAFE increases up to it's 2025 mandate of 55mpg, tax revenue will drop significantly. That means Federal and State governments are going to have to do something about replacing that revenue. The poor and needy will be hardest hit. Seems that's part of the plan.
    Um, those fixed levels (since '93) represent a 40% decline in inflation adjusted REAL terms....since they are not a percent of the sale but a fixed amount per gal.....along with the fact that we are buying less fuel since our vehicles get better mileage....not to mention that unless your state legislators are cheating, those funds are allocated to roads. How this translates to "the poor" getting "hit" is yet to be explained.
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    Re: Gas prices climb to four-month high

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Both...
    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Both are the same side of the evil coin....
    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    Well, given the actions of you "evil" liberals, it's quite obvious you enjoy doing both.

    Wow, more comic book fans! They've discovered my fiendish plot. To give people... stuff. But also raise their gas prices, that really furthers my plan because
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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