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I'm already paying almost $13/gallon for C16
Such as, not drive your Mustang SHO to the office every day
And the government (while needing to cut its spending, no doubt about it), also needs revenue.
We are taxed enough in this country!
My gas/electric hybrid regularly gets 50-55 mpg
My gas/electric hybrid regularly gets 50-55 mpg on the highway, sometimes even better if I'm really careful about my driving style.
My "Other Car" gets +30mpg... now what?
Back in the day before motor transport was commonplace, there were local stores providing for food from local suppliers. Many local stores have closed since the out-of-town superstores took over.
We want people to save energ
Lawman, I could agree with you on the need of government to cut costs, etc. But that's not the point. There is a need for taxes–we can argue about what should and should not be funded. But a tax on fuel is a smart way to have taxes AND have a positive public policy. We want people to save energy. No one argues with that. So, make energy, especially oil, more expensive and stop importing so much oil.
You are obvious comfortable with the status quo. You've got yours. I strongly suspect that you earned it. But, we need to make this change. It will require some adjustments. But, it's good domestic policy and it's good foreign policy.
I'm not much into social engineering through taxation.
they need to reduce non-essential liberal spending
the taxpayer gets to foot the bill to bailout GM.
Lemme ask... when we run out of money in our household at the end of the month, what do we do?
The national debt won't pay itself.. money has to be found somewhere.. and gas price hike seems one of the most sensible method. People need to learn to value more this limited commodity.
[edited by: thecoalman at 12:02 pm (utc) on Jun 11, 2011]
I have a Prius and I don't really care what gas costs. The thing gets phenomenal mileage and I don't drive a whole lot. Bring on an extra buck a gallon, maybe two ;-) That way the folks driving gas guzzlers who don't need to drive them will buy something that's more fuel efficient.