Raise U.S. Gasoline Taxes?!?!?!?!?!?

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    A topic on another website forum is going like "gang-busters", and it started with this poster posing this statement.
    He or she said that we should just raise gas taxes even higher in the U.S. to force people to change their driving habits, and gas guzzling vehicles.

    Well, the replies started flying in.

    Here are some examples of responses.

    Pro-Gas Tax

    1. Will repair pot-holed city streets in America.
    2. Is a positive form of behavioral modification for all Americans.
    3. Those that are educated and "enlightened" know whats best for the common good of the U.S.
    4. After-all the EU pays much higher prices for gasoline, why shouldn't America do the same.
    5. America is the greatest gross polluter in the world and should pay more taxes on gasoline.
    6. This tax could build more refineries.

    Anti-Tax

    1. Who are the enlightened ones, and what makes them more qualified dictate enviromental policies.
    2. This tax is just a covert way of pushing a Neo-socialistic agenda on America through the liberal-left.
    3. Should Americans be paying for new refineries via gas-taxation? Aren't these oil companies making some big wind-fall profits? If they build new refineries, would they be increasing productivity, and thusly forcing their own profits down?
    4. The liberals agenda is to basically force Americans into mass transit, and eventual communal living. It's a utopian idea at best.
    5. Higher gas taxes hurts the very ones the liberal claim to be "for". The poor, and lower income folks in America will be hurt, while the wealthier will be able to still afford their gas guzzling SUV's, and P.U.'s. This is hypocritical!


    Ok, thats a sampling of some of the replies.........

    What's your, "take" on this. :dunno:
     
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    To the whiners who whine about SUVs...

    Fuck em.

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    Whiners turn me off, I really don't want to have any intercourse with them at all.

    :funnyface
     
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    gas is at an all time high. That WILL NOT penalize those who drive gas guzzling vehicles as they are affluent already. As most consumption taxes of this nature do it will harm the poorest Americans the most. High minded liberals doing more damage to the poor.. FOOLS!!!!
     
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    I bet after the libs get the gas tax going, Americans will complain about it and then the libs will make it look like The Man's idea and it's all his fault. Am I right or am I correct? :D :D :D :baby4:
     
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    Repair pot-holes? HAHAHAHAHA

    If I could have a dollar for everytime that was promised...
     
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    A C-O-N...spearacee....
     
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    I think its about time we cut the gas tax. we are already paying about half the price of gas to the government. its messed up. and higher prices wont stop the consumption of gas. it just hurts those who need it more while benefiting those "evil" energy companies libs whine about.
     
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    Hahahaha...you should live in Oklahoma for awhile. All our reps are bleeding heart libs who take advantage of our crappy roads to promise us stuff. "No more potholes if you vote for this zillion-dollar Prop. #42!" Then lo and behold, the zillion dollars ends up in a gambling casino that happened to be about 15 feet from a crappy road. People have gotten killed on our bridges and the liberal schmuck-tards do nothing!!!! :2guns:

    Yeah, we'd all be rich. :scratch:
     
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    Exactly. A gas tax is one of the most regressive forms of taxation on the poor that you can effect. Even those below the 'poverty' line in America have to consider a car a necessity, especially to get out of poverty. The rich don't even feel those extra few dollars to fill their tank, but the poor will.

    So liberals who take the the gas tax position are being inconsistent... well, actually, more like just plain ignorant of the true effect it would have on the American economy.
     
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