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    Re: Gasoline Taxes Per Gallon Nearly 7 Times Exxon Mobiles

    I guess my take on this would be "something's better than nothing." It's already evident that he's done a lot more than any other President has in the last two decades. And I'm guessing the President is still wary after what happened in the Gulf last year.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: Gasoline Taxes Per Gallon Nearly 7 Times Exxon Mobiles

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    "Opening up areas off the Virginia coast to offshore production is a positive step, but keeping the Pacific Coast and Alaska, as well as the most promising resources off the Gulf of Mexico, under lock and key makes no sense at a time when gasoline prices are rising and Americans are asking 'Where are the jobs?'" said House of Representatives Republican Leader John Boehner

    Shrimpers in LA were asking that as oil poured into the Gulf too.
    That's true and the spill was a huge disaster. That's no reason to further destroy jobs and the economy over it. We could create lots of jobs and the economy would improve if Obama got serious about becoming energy independent.
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    Re: Gasoline Taxes Per Gallon Nearly 7 Times Exxon Mobiles

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    That's true and the spill was a huge disaster. That's no reason to further destroy jobs and the economy over it. We could create lots of jobs and the economy would improve if Obama got serious about becoming energy independent.
    What do you want him to do snap his fingers and wallah?

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    Re: Gasoline Taxes Per Gallon Nearly 7 Times Exxon Mobiles

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660
    'Where are the jobs?'" said House of Representatives Republican Leader John Boehner
    Wait! What? John, remember "So Be It"?
    “We just simply don’t know how to govern” - Rep. Steve Womack (R-AR) a member of the House Budget Committee

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    Re: Gasoline Taxes Per Gallon Nearly 7 Times Exxon Mobiles

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Please translate the above quote into complete english sentences and I will try to respond.
    Well before you addressed the fact that gasoline taxes went toward road construction, it never made since to me. I never understood why Obama was making such a piss poor effort to do anything to reduce gasoline prices, other than it was his way of promoting his alternative energy policies. However, to top that off, since the taxes go toward road construction this just adds on, aka the tax revenue goes to his beloved public unions, am I correct? And I;m sure you know what happens with public union money from there.
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    Re: Gasoline Taxes Per Gallon Nearly 7 Times Exxon Mobiles

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    I hold the same opinion as the writer and have for some time. However, we'll never know because we have a President who wants
    gas prices to be high to further his own green energy agenda.
    going green is bad? going clean is bad? Only in Texas.....
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    Re: Gasoline Taxes Per Gallon Nearly 7 Times Exxon Mobiles

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    going green is bad? going clean is bad? Only in Texas.....
    Ahhh don't stereotype Texans because of barb.

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    Re: Gasoline Taxes Per Gallon Nearly 7 Times Exxon Mobiles

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    That's true and the spill was a huge disaster. That's no reason to further destroy jobs and the economy over it. We could create lots of jobs and the economy would improve if Obama got serious about becoming energy independent.
    you said in a previous post you don't like his green agenda....
    fess up, you don't know what you want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    going green is bad? going clean is bad? Only in Texas.....
    And it's proven to be so successful when and where? I'm not opposed to alternative energy, as nobody should be, however green policies implemented into todays markets have not been nearly as splenful as advertised, whether one likes to admit or not.
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    Re: Gasoline Taxes Per Gallon Nearly 7 Times Exxon Mobiles

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    What do you want him to do snap his fingers and wallah?
    voila.....that's the word. It's french, of course..
    France has lots of nuclear power and they reprocess/reuse spent fuel....we could actually learn from the french...
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