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    The House was set to take up a bill, imposing new taxes on gasoline to provide funds for the clean up of BP's spill, today. That did not happen, but the bill is now set for vote tomorrow, May 26th.

    Here's a link to the summary of the bill:

    http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h111-4213&tab=summary

    Here's the Full Text (I hope):

    http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=h111-4213

    Here's an article about this everything-but-the-kitchen-sink bill:

    Oil tax increase would help pay to clean up spills

    This bill already passed the Senate; if if passes the House there's very little chance it can be halted at the Executive point. Please consider pressuring your Reps NOW, TONIGHT. Here's a link to HOR contact information:

    United States House of Representatives, 111th Congress, 2nd Session

    IMO, if American taxpayers have to underwrite the clean up, that's unavoidable. If new taxes are necessary, I'm willing to listen to why that might be. But these new taxes should apply ONLY to imported oil. Let's at least put BP at a competitive disadvantage if we, the taxpayer, are about to be hosed AGAIN.

    America DOES NOT need another 2,500 page bill the public (and likely most legislators) cannot parse through before it is passed. Since tax breaks can legally be made retroactive, I just don't see the urgency for passage of this bill.
     
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    Can't be. Obama promised he wouldn't raise taxes on anyone earning less than $250k.
     
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    thanks for the heads up maddie.

    good old lloyd dogbreath got yet another note from me about how i thought he should vote.
     
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    All this is is a way to offset the huge deficits they have created. Not $1 will go to what it is intended. I PROMISE.
     
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    Funny how every damn circumstance that comes up seems to generate a new "tax" or "fee".

    Scumbags.
     
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    It looks like an assessment on certain oil production, not a tax on gasoline.
     
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    I'm retired. I'm a news slut. How in the hell did this thing pass the Senate and almost reach a vote in the House without me knowing diddlely shit about it?

    I caught this as the LOCAL FOX news was broadcast tonight. One reason I watch our local FOX news is that they do a better job of covering what matters here, IMO. Even CNN has had zippedity doo dah on this, as best I can tell.

    I am sick and tired of getting fucked over by secret, super-fast legislation.

    Aren't you?

    We used to have a saying about this:

    "Freedom abhors secret proceedings."

     
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    Whatever... we'll pay it. That's all I'm saying.
     
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    Every tax. fee... WHATEVER on ANYTHING... YOU pay.
     
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    Agreed. Whom are these people trying to kid?
     

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