CNN Wants Higher Gas Tax

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    So much for caring about the working middle class

    Libs at CNN want you pay more for gas via higher taxes

    You are to stupid to conserve gas, and find something other the gasoline, to fuel your cars on your own - so the government has to force you to do so


    CNN Regular Wants Premium on Gas: Another Tax
    Posted by Julia A. Seymour on April 30, 2007 - 14:40.
    "Put in a tax to make it $4 a gallon right now," urged CNN contributor Allen Wastler on the April 28 "In the Money."

    Wastler's motivation for higher taxes was to encourage alternatives to gasoline.

    "Because when you saw us flirting with $3, all the sudden we got a burst in hybrid production, we got a burst in ethanol production," Wastler explained to the "In the Money" crowd.

    But the CNNMoney managing editor did not explain the burst in government mandates and regulations that helped fuel those alternatives.

    The "In the Money" team including Ali Velshi and Christine Romans not only urged higher gas prices (with taxation), but hyped the threat of $4-a-gallon gasoline, though the national average is still below $3-a-gallon.

    "There are forces that could make $3 gas something that we're not worrying about becaue we're worrying about $4 gas. Three-dollar gas could end up looking like a bargain for you," said Velshi.

    Wastler did slightly undermine Velshi's prediction by indicating "some experts -- some, not all -- saying you'll see $4 a gallon gas this summer. Particularly if you live on the West Coast, California, Washington, Oregon, Nevada."

    http://newsbusters.org/node/12420
     
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    Hold on a minute, that isn't correct. If we as a nation could do things and consider moderation, and I'm equally as guilty then we'd scale back trips and travel. Stay home more on the weekends and size down our vehicles for more conservative mileage types. Use more public transportation when able too and demand our nation to except these ideas instead of spouting off for the whole world to hear things like this: These prices aren't going to make me change my habits! Then why should the oil companies care? I'm actually for petrol prices to be around $7~8.00 a gallon, why? Because when I lived in Australia I paid .75 cents a liter and at 4 liters to a gallon that is roughly $3.00 a gallon and that was 13 years ago, and while I lived in Japan it cost me 40.00 bucks to fill my Mitsubishi mirage on regular gas on the economy and that was a small conservative car and that was 20 years ago. So we as a nation aren't willing to fire up our oil wells and start processing our oil for lower cost like our friend and grand pimp Chavez does. So gas should be sold at fair market value and I can assure everyone we'd drive different sized cars and they would get much better mileage looking at Europe and their cars.
    We have only ourselves to blame for this mess for not wanting to have more conservative mileage based vehicles.
     
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    Higher taxes will only wreck the economy. Libs have this silly idea government creates wealth and the private sector creates poverty

    If there is a demand for a product/service there will be a company to step up and fill the demand
     
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    you are speaking about a cartel, they aren't about about demand because they have the supply.
    Wrecking the ecomony is correct if it happened over night. Look at katrina, with in weeks everything started rising in cost and it was the perfect time to do it. Mass chaos, and opportunity. We had to except it at that time. If these ideas were thought out and fair then we could live with it. I'm a working class stiff and I liver moderately so these things will affect me as well.
     
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    We should be building more oil refineries to meet the demands for gasoline. Thats the problem. An oil refinery fire last week and gas prices jump $.10-.15. Hurricane Katrina disables two refineries the price jumps $1. The refineries are maxed out and its just not safe for the economy when all we need is a natural disaster, a terrorist attack, or just an industrial accident to increase the gas price 50%+. The more these prices go up, the worse the economy will become and the more expensive everything else will be.

    If you want to cripple the economy, go ahead, but I don't think its a good idea. people need to eat.
     
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    There have been huge oil finds recently. Billions of barrels waiting to be tapped

    All we ned to do is to make it easier for oil companies to build/expand refineries and the prices will come down
     
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    refineries are the key, but when tree hugging californians refuse to have these built in there state, then that is when we have to look at the big picture. Supply and demand. Untaped oil reserves is great, but actually making efforts to attempt to retrieve would be a start instead of political haggling over every type of animal and tree. We have to except to maintain our life style then we have to make some exceptions. We have great ways of protecting lands, water sheds and trees now and it takes effort but it is a very doable plan. I used the high prices of fuel as the motivation to use our resources and to expand other areas in fuel alternatives. Thes are all possible but we've got to put aside political issues and look at the overall picture for success.
     
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    I will never figure out why tress and birds are more imortant to enviro wackos then jobs and the economy

    Of course those tree huggers ride in limos and live in the energy hog mansions
    (like Al Gore)
     
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    and many drive pieces of shit that are environmentally polluting our air.....I see it as in California, doesn't want to come along then they'd have to pay twice what the rest of the country pays for petrol at the pump.
    Electric plants same deal. This state needs to accept responsibility for being a burden instead of making excuses.
     
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    Taxes also make up a good part of the higher price at the pump

    Government has no problem making 50 to 60 cents off a gallon of gas - but they blast the oil companies for making a dime profit off the same gallon of gas

    Liberal logic at it's best
     

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