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    Re: Gas Prices Jump Nearly 25 Cents In Last 2 Weeks

    Public transit. I likes it. Means I don't have to worry about the price of gas very often, and the price of fuel for the buses and trains that I ride are dispersed among myself and every other rider.
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    Re: Gas Prices Jump Nearly 25 Cents In Last 2 Weeks

    Quote Originally Posted by Lachean View Post
    Given that the cost to transport nearly everything increases with increases in gas costs, which in turn increases the prices for most everything... how about we get rid of the gas taxes, cut our sorrows at the pump in half as well as reduce prices all around and shipping costs, and make up that revenue elsewhere?

    Could anyone explain to me why this would be a bad idea, or if I am mistaken in my logic/facts?
    Because its how the roads get funded. Thats why it would be bad unless you have a way to replace the tax.
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    Re: Gas Prices Jump Nearly 25 Cents In Last 2 Weeks

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    Public transit. I likes it. Means I don't have to worry about the price of gas very often, and the price of fuel for the buses and trains that I ride are dispersed among myself and every other rider.
    With urban sprawl not really being reversed as expected, it's not a viable option for many. It's also a bad idea for many who are allergic to schedules and tend to be rather impulsive.

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    Re: Gas Prices Jump Nearly 25 Cents In Last 2 Weeks

    Quote Originally Posted by Diogenes View Post
    If the guy pulling the ricksha is making the minimum wage, what's your cost/mile going to be?
    What difference does it make.....anything goes wrong. I'll get a bail out.

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    Re: Gas Prices Jump Nearly 25 Cents In Last 2 Weeks

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    Because its how the roads get funded. Thats why it would be bad unless you have a way to replace the tax.
    First of all, no it isn't, that's just where they say the money goes. It never does, not directly, state and federal government accounting just doesn't work that way.

    Secondly, did you miss the part where I said "and make up that revenue elsewhere?" I wasn't suggesting any state expense go unpaid.
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    Re: Gas Prices Jump Nearly 25 Cents In Last 2 Weeks

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    Public transit. I likes it. Means I don't have to worry about the price of gas very often, and the price of fuel for the buses and trains that I ride are dispersed among myself and every other rider.
    I have never heard of a public transit system that doesn't also require a public subsidy. Nor have I ever run across a public transit system that would take me where I want to go when I want to go. And when I have been forced into it, it seems to take four to five times longer to get there.

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    Re: Gas Prices Jump Nearly 25 Cents In Last 2 Weeks

    When I lived in Philly I just quit driving my car. Public transport there is a beautiful thing. After you figure it out.
    Quote Originally Posted by Diogenes View Post
    I have never heard of a public transit system that doesn't also require a public subsidy. Nor have I ever run across a public transit system that would take me where I want to go when I want to go. And when I have been forced into it, it seems to take four to five times longer to get there.

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    Re: Gas Prices Jump Nearly 25 Cents In Last 2 Weeks

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    With urban sprawl not really being reversed as expected, it's not a viable option for many. It's also a bad idea for many who are allergic to schedules and tend to be rather impulsive.

    It would seem urban sprawl is going to be addressed. Within the next 12-16 months, the EPA will be kicking off their "Environmental Justice" program that will change the urban landscape, and extract revenue from taxpayers living outside the city to the greater benefit those who live in within the city limits.

    The government is positioning itself to redesign how and where people live through regulatory force, and objective of the current administration.

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    Re: Gas Prices Jump Nearly 25 Cents In Last 2 Weeks

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    It would seem urban sprawl is going to be addressed. Within the next 12-16 months, the EPA will be kicking off their "Environmental Justice" program that will change the urban landscape, and extract revenue from taxpayers living outside the city to the greater benefit those who live in within the city limits.

    The government is positioning itself to redesign how and where people live through regulatory force, and objective of the current administration.

    Environmental Justice | US EPA
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    Re: Gas Prices Jump Nearly 25 Cents In Last 2 Weeks

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    The government is positioning itself to redesign how and where people live through regulatory force, and objective of the current administration.
    Sounds like maybe Trail Of Tears 2.0. Government relocation of the populace does not sound like a happy experience.
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