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    Re: Gasoline Taxes Per Gallon Nearly 7 Times Exxon Mobiles

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Either way, we pay. I would rather those that waste the most gas pay the most.
    So you favor a price scheme based on MPG? In theory not a bad idea, but it would be regressive. How you ask? Generally the poor (and not the welfare fraud wankers who should be tazed) buy used cars which tend overall to have lower mileage simply due to age.
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    Re: Gasoline Taxes Per Gallon Nearly 7 Times Exxon Mobiles

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    So you favor a price scheme based on MPG? In theory not a bad idea, but it would be regressive. How you ask? Generally the poor (and not the welfare fraud wankers who should be tazed) buy used cars which tend overall to have lower mileage simply due to age.
    With the last 30 years of tax breaks to the wealthy, our subsidies to oil companies are regressive either way it seems to me. I would prefer the real life incentive that has worked so well in other countries to increase the milage of the majority of vehicles. We are the most wasteful society on the planet.
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    Re: Gasoline Taxes Per Gallon Nearly 7 Times Exxon Mobiles

    We are the only society on the planet that wastes? I'm sure you jest.

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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.

    Clearly the government must do something about this.

    It must stop using unionized road crews.

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    Re: Gasoline Taxes Per Gallon Nearly 7 Times Exxon Mobiles

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    That's what the left is hoping for Whovian. They want us to regret what we drive so we'll be nudged into a vehicle and life style they prefer.
    The Mayor's vehicle is an ancient cargo van that gets 10 miles to the gallon and scares the crap out of anyone silly enough to think about cutting him off. It's 350-V8 engine takes no prisoners and empty as it usually is, it picks up quite nicely.

    The Mayor ain't selling.

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    Re: Gasoline Taxes Per Gallon Nearly 7 Times Exxon Mobiles

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    Peak oil? What the hec is that? We are finding new oil and technoligies to get to it like we never could before. If we are at peak oil it's only because we aren't tapping into our own resources. We also have over a hundred years of natural gas. Also,
    Why are liberals constantly comparing us to other countries? We aren't other countries, we're different and I like it that way, don't you?
    Peak oil is the imaginary theory that if the United States won't drill for oil it can't drill for oil and if it can't drill for oil it has to pay more for oil.
    With a trillion barrel oil reserve, the United States is the richest oil producer on the planet.

    Tapping that oil would put millions to work, expand the economy, reduce the imaginary need for social services programs, end the national debt, and make a mockery of everything the Democrats stand for.


    Except for the presence of the Liberals, the United States is the best place on Earth.

    Actually, even with those damn things here the US is the best place on Earth.
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    Re: Gasoline Taxes Per Gallon Nearly 7 Times Exxon Mobiles

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    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.
    Obama's EPA refused Shell Oil's bid to extract 27 billion barrels from the North Shore of Alaska because the ice breaker proposed would not cause the air quality at an Eskimo village 100km away to exceed it's air quality limits.

    that's right. Because the limits will not be exceeded, the oil 70 miles away cannot be drilled.

    And you want to pretend Obama is expanding drilling, even as the Obama gang refuses all drilling permits in the Gulf, even after the courts ruled that moratorium to be groundless and unconstitutional.

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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.....
    Going green is bad. Just in case you missed it, the rising energy costs are shutting down the imaginary recovery. The energy prices are rising because the so-called "green" energy not only lacks the maturity to do the job, it's never going to fit in a gas tank.

    When the economy is ready for this green nonsense, the respective industries won't need money stolen from taxpayers to be profitable.

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    Re: Gasoline Taxes Per Gallon Nearly 7 Times Exxon Mobiles

    Quote Originally Posted by DontDoIt View Post
    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.
    It's working well in Spain. More and more people are out of work and becoming dependent on a political party for subsistence....

    Oh...

    ...that's not what you meant, is it?

    It's what the Democrats want, though.

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    Re: Gasoline Taxes Per Gallon Nearly 7 Times Exxon Mobiles

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    Because it scared everybody and our lawmakers put those plans on the back burner for now.
    No. It scared those with the medical condition the TV commercials call "Low T", which the rest of us call "No Balls", and gave propaganda fuel to the anti-nuclear power branch of the Hate America Not Matter How Much It Hurts The Country Club, more commonly known as the Environmentalist Wing of the Democrat Party.

    The fact of the matter is that there weren't any plans for new nuclear reactors in the kitchen let alone anywhere near a stove...unless one of the Environmentalists was trying to burn them.

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