Libs want a $1/gal gas tax

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Do you support Friedman's $1/gal gas tax

  1. Yes, it has more benefits than costs

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  2. No, it is a political nightmare for 2010 and 2012

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  3. No opinion

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  4. $0.50 would be much better politically

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    Leave it to a shill for the socialistic welfare/nanny state like midcant to blame the proles for the profligate spending in the District of Criminals, by deflecting to Reagan.

    Those stooges already can't responsibly spend the zillions of dollars they get right now.
     
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    A dollar per gallon? Well I can safely say now that there is deliberate effort underway to destroy the US economy. They don't even try to hide it anymore. Silly me thought -perhaps - just maybe - it was pure incompetence.
     
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    Sure tax it $1 per gallon. The law of supply and demand would still cap the price/profit big oil would make and we could pay off some debt or use it to develop alternate energy.

    Actually the gas tax needs to be a % of the price and not a per gallon tax.
    As demand goes down we do not have enough gasoline tax to fix our roads.
     
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    Damn, are you ignorant. :rofl:
     
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    Who is Damn?
     
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    Does anyone have any idea what happens whrn the cost of fuel goes up, especially when it rises so dramatically? Transportation has an effect on food, goods, production, air travel, and many other aspects of our economy. So anyone who is short sighted enough to advocate for fuel being taxed to the point where it would in effect cost even more jobs in the current economic climate we find ourselves in, does so because it fits neatly into a political view and has little to do with actually helping the American people at all. You want to add additional funding to pay for the US Military engaged in combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, then this nation has a formula that worked well for that, it was called war bonds and all the Govt. need do is put the same efforts they did in the past if this were a real issue. As for funding healthcare coverage. adding a levy on fuel is not a bad thing, but 1.00 a gallon is an off the charts levy that would further keep this economy in a down cycle. Perhaps the best way to fund healthcare is not to set up an additional dept. in Govt. to preform the same task that one already does, and then fund that one?
     
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    It's funny that the people who least want to pay for the wars are the ones who most want them.
     
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    People are still paying for the Spanish-American war on their land line phone bills, you simp.

    Funny how ignorant Fabians never ever propose paying for this or that program by cutting and eliminating spending elsewhere in the budget.
     
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