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    Re: Gasoline Taxes Per Gallon Nearly 7 Times Exxon Mobiles

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    No, as a matter of fact, gas taxes don't completely pay for the construction and maintenance of roads.

    "… no road pays for itself in gas taxes and fees. For example, in Houston, the 15 miles of SH 99 from I-10 to US 290 will cost $1 billion to build and maintain over its lifetime, while only generating $162 million in gas taxes. That gives a tax gap ratio of .16, which means that the real gas tax rate people would need to pay on this segment of road to completely pay for it would be $2.22 per gallon. This is just one example, but there is not one road in Texas that pays for itself based on the tax system of today. Some roads pay for about half their true cost, but most roads we have analyzed pay for considerably less. To conclude, in the SH 99 example, since the traffic volume for that road doesn't generate enough fuel tax revenue to pay for it, revenues from other parts of the state must be used to build and maintain this corridor segment. The same is true across the state, meaning that, as revealed by the tax gap analysis, overall revenues are not sufficient to meet the state’s transportation needs."
    Worldchanging: Bright Green: Do Gas Taxes Cover the Costs of Roads?

    What is your proposal to generate the needed revenue if not gas taxes, toll roads?
    They would have if the excise taxes weren't put on budget and spent by the Govt that you seem to love. Gasoline taxes are just like SS taxes, both put on budget and spent for everything other than what they were intended to fund

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    Re: Gasoline Taxes Per Gallon Nearly 7 Times Exxon Mobiles

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post

    The stimulus was the biggest middle-class tax cut in history


    ""the major tax cuts enacted in the 2009 economic stimulus bill actually reduced federal income taxes for tax year 2009 for 98 percent of all working families and individuals." In terms of the number of Americans who benefited, the stimulus bill was the biggest tax cut in history."


    that is typical Bull**** from liberals. The tax cuts were targeted and required certain actions, they weren't the biggest middle class tax cut in history they were a welfare payment to people who didn't pay taxes and got a credit anyway. By the way I am still waiting for you to explain how you keeping more of your money is an expense to the govt?

    Tax cuts

    Total: $288 billion
    [edit] Tax cuts for individuals

    Total: $237 billion
    $116 billion: New payroll tax credit of $400 per worker and $800 per couple in 2009 and 2010. Phaseout begins at $75,000 for individuals and $150,000 for joint filers.[29]
    $70 billion: Alternative minimum tax: a one year increase in AMT floor to $70,950 for joint filers for 2009.[29]
    $15 billion: Expansion of child tax credit: A $1,000 credit to more families (even those that do not make enough money to pay income taxes).
    $14 billion: Expanded college credit to provide a $2,500 expanded tax credit for college tuition and related expenses for 2009 and 2010. The credit is phased out for couples making more than $160,000.
    $6.6 billion: Homebuyer credit: $8,000 refundable credit for all homes bought between 1/1/2009 and 12/1/2009 and repayment provision repealed for homes purchased in 2009 and held more than three years. This only applies to first-time homebuyers.[41]
    $4.7 billion: Excluding from taxation the first $2,400 a person receives in unemployment compensation benefits in 2009.
    $4.7 billion: Expanded earned income tax credit to increase the earned income tax credit which provides money to low income workers for families with at least three children.
    $4.3 billion: Home energy credit to provide an expanded credit to homeowners who make their homes more energy-efficient in 2009 and 2010. Homeowners could recoup 30 percent of the cost up to $1,500 of numerous projects, such as installing energy-efficient windows, doors, furnaces and air conditioners.
    $1.7 billion: for deduction of sales tax from car purchases, not interest payments phased out for incomes above $250,000.

    Bush Tax cuts

    Between 2001 and 2003, the Bush administration instituted a federal tax cut for all taxpayers. Among other changes, the lowest income tax rate was lowered from 15% to 10%, the 27% rate went to 25%, the 30% rate went to 28%, the 35% rate went to 33%, and the top marginal tax rate went from 39.6% to 35%.[3] In addition, the child tax credit went from $500 to $1000, and the "marriage penalty" was reduced. Since the cuts were implemented as part of the annual congressional budget resolution, which protected the bill from filibusters, numerous amendments, and more than 20 hours of debate, it had to include a sunset clause. Unless congress passes legislation making the tax cuts permanent, they will expire in 2011.

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    Re: Gasoline Taxes Per Gallon Nearly 7 Times Exxon Mobiles

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    that is typical Bull**** from liberals.
    Thanks for doing what you do so well, providing your unsubstantiated opinion!
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    Re: Gasoline Taxes Per Gallon Nearly 7 Times Exxon Mobiles

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    I was paraphrasing Bush's Task Force Report, which I have already posted for you, which says,



    Your graph above seems to bear that out. Thanks!
    So, "substantial" amounts of natural gas translates in your mind to most of our natural gas needs ???

    And you still haven't admitted that you were wrong when you claimed we started importing natural gas only recently.

    The graph shows we imported less than 4,000,000 million cubic feet of gas in 2009 while we produced more than 23,000,000 million cubic feet. That's almost 6 times more production than import.

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    Re: Gasoline Taxes Per Gallon Nearly 7 Times Exxon Mobiles

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Thanks for doing what you do so well, providing your unsubstantiated opinion!
    Unsubstantiated ???? He provided a detailed list of the Obama tax cuts. If you don't agree, state why and give us the data. If you can't, admit you were wrong and move on.

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    Re: Gasoline Taxes Per Gallon Nearly 7 Times Exxon Mobiles

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Thanks for doing what you do so well, providing your unsubstantiated opinion!
    What you do is ignore content and continue to post op ed pieces from leftwing sources that support your own ideology. I posted the line items in the budget that show SS and excise taxes on budget. Since both are supposed to be targeted for Highways and SS why are they on budget? Keep sreading your leftwing rhetoric and ideology while ignoring exactly who you are

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    Re: Gasoline Taxes Per Gallon Nearly 7 Times Exxon Mobiles

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    What you do is ignore content and continue to post op ed pieces from leftwing sources that support your own ideology. I posted the line items in the budget that show SS and excise taxes on budget. Since both are supposed to be targeted for Highways and SS why are they on budget? Keep sreading your leftwing rhetoric and ideology while ignoring exactly who you are
    Certainly, if it is undocumented, unsourced, and incomplete, as was yours. Take a step outside to look around the world at the gas prices that are mostly double what we pay in the US. The time to act was 40 years ago when we passed peak oil in this country. We had plenty of time and resources to develop alternatives to foreign oill that were squandered on a quick buck, so I have little sympathy for those that bitch and moan now that its finally time to pay the piper.

    Want to cut your gasoline cost? Drive less......ride a bike.......walk.
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    Re: Gasoline Taxes Per Gallon Nearly 7 Times Exxon Mobiles

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Certainly, if it is undocumented, unsourced, and incomplete, as was yours. Take a step outside to look around the world at the gas prices that are mostly double what we pay in the US. The time to act was 40 years ago when we passed peak oil in this country. We had plenty of time and resources to develop alternatives to foreign oill that were squandered on a quick buck, so I have little sympathy for those that bitch and moan now that its finally time to pay the piper.

    Want to cut your gasoline cost? Drive less......ride a bike.......walk.
    What country in the world has 310 million people, the land mass that this country has and higher gasoline prices? What isn't undocumented are the line items on the budget which show SS and Excise taxes from gasoline. Why are those on budget and thus used for everything other than what they were intended for?

    I have little sympathy as well but mostly for liberals who complain about and demonize profits oil companies make and bemone the fact that the govt. isn't getting more money. By the way I am still waiting for you to explain who you keeping more of what you earn is an expense to the Federal Govt?

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    Re: Gasoline Taxes Per Gallon Nearly 7 Times Exxon Mobiles

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    What country in the world has 310 million people, the land mass that this country has and higher gasoline prices?
    What on earth, pray tell, does population and land mass have to do with gas prices? LOL!


    What isn't undocumented are the line items on the budget which show SS and Excise taxes from gasoline. Why are those on budget and thus used for everything other than what they were intended for?
    You tell me? It isn't something Obama did.


    By the way I am still waiting for you to explain who you keeping more of what you earn is an expense to the Federal Govt?
    You would have to understand why our forefathers created the progressive tax to understand why our tax cuts for the wealthy are an expense to to the rest of the taxpayers.
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    Re: Gasoline Taxes Per Gallon Nearly 7 Times Exxon Mobiles

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    You would have to understand why our forefathers created the progressive tax to understand why our tax cuts for the wealthy are an expense to to the rest of the taxpayers.
    Are you saying "forefathers" as in the founding fathers or simply as those who were before us but after the founding fathers?

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