mhansen - 9:24 pm on Jun 8, 2011 (gmt 0)
Such as, not drive your Mustang SHO to the office every day
Supercharged (and well-tuned) Mustang 427R here pushing 510hp to the rear wheels, and skunking up about 11 MPG around the city. That's not the point... I only drive it about 2500 miles a year, and when I DO, I shouldn't be penalized just because I can afford to! My "Other Car" gets +30mpg... now what?
The ONLY reason the GM CEO wants it raised is so people will buy his cars and once again, the taxpayer gets to foot the bill to bailout GM. What about when banks don't loan money for cars? What about people who cannot afford a new car? There sure aren't many good used cars around for under $3k... "Cash for Clunkers" took care of that!
We are taxed enough in this country! Instead of raising taxes on gas (because it will generate the fastest due to the sheer number of people who use it), I suggest eliminating the $150 billion for rebuilding Libya, or the latest bailout of $50 billion for Greece. Or how about taking away Nancy Pelosi's (and every other official) private freaking fleet of taxpayer funded military jets, that'll save another couple hundred million per MONTH.
And the government (while needing to cut its spending, no doubt about it), also needs revenue.
Our USA Gov't doesn't need MORE MONEY, they need to reduce non-essential liberal spending and put our own money back into our own country infrastructure and our own pockets for a change!
Lemme ask... when we run out of money in our household at the end of the month, what do we do? Do we look for ways to save, or tell our boss we need another raise, even though they are laying people off? When gas takes another $150/month from your own household... what will you do? Buy a better car? What if you already get +30 miles per gallon? Whats my teenage daughter or my 3 kids in College going to do? Work more hours to pay for gas?
Tired of more taxes... eventually, there will be nothing left to tax!