List of Opponets To A Gas Tax

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    Republican party of the United States
    Iran
    Saudi Arabia
    Venezula
    Russia
    OPEC
    The Oil Companies
    The Taliban
    Hamas
    Hezbolla
    Osama Bin Laden
    Nigeria
     
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    If you are pro-Israel, you should be pro gas tax
     
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    If you don't like poor people, you are pro gas tax. So naturally, Liberals are pro tax everything.
     
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    Increase the gas tax and cut payroll taxes such that it is revenue neutral.
     
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    I am against a Gas Tax. It will further destroy our economy and it will ensure the less fortunate that still can afford a car will not be able to for much longer. It won't effect the rich at all. The low income and middle class will suffer. I thought you were against just that?
     
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    That's Krauthammer's proposal
     
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    Raising the tax take right now is beyond idiotic. However, raising the gas tax and cutting the payroll tax such that it is revenue neutral is an efficient trade-off.

    Payroll taxes are amongst the worst as they destroy jobs more than any other tax since they raise the cost of hiring people immediately. Cutting payroll taxes would have an instant stimulus effect and is an even better policy than infrastructure spending.

    Raising the gas tax is a good offset because it is a consumption tax and consumption taxes are usually the most efficient taxes since they tax at the point of economic choice rather than within the production chain. It would also put more money into the coffers of America and less to oil exporting countries and encourage alternative energies.
     
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    It won't destroy anything. There will be some pain but this is America, and we do things that are tough but make us better in the long run.

    And I don't believe your crocidle tears for a second over the poor's pain at higher pump prices.
     
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    I would suggest we don't raise the gas tax right now but do so in a year or two when the economy is stronger.
     
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    Funny thing is, a stronger economy might just make it a moot point anyway, as gas consumption will rise and so will the price. So who knows, might not even need it.


    How will the poor survive the free market rise in gas prices gunny?
     

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