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Old 12-05-2013, 04:45 PM
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House bill seeks to increase gas (and diesel) tax by 15 cents per gallon

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With Congress facing a major shortfall in transportation funding next year, a House bill introduced Wednesday would raise the federal gasoline tax by 15 cents per gallon to close the gap.
Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) announced the proposal at a news conference, flanked by an array of labor, construction and business leaders. It would raise the federal tax on gas to 33.4 cents per gallon and on diesel to 42.8 cents.
The tax has not been increased since 1993, and the Highway Trust Fund, into which the revenue flows, has suffered because the tax has not kept pace with inflation. Plus, improvements in vehicle fuel economy have reduced consumption.
15-cent increase in federal gas tax proposed - The Washington Post

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Old 12-05-2013, 05:04 PM
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Those of use in the highest tax states will be screwed harder. This will push gas up to almost $4 a gallon.
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Old 12-05-2013, 05:05 PM
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Good. If only it could double every year till we're all driving electric cars
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Old 12-05-2013, 05:33 PM
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Old 12-05-2013, 05:47 PM
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Time to start looking at traveling by horse and buggy again...
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Old 12-05-2013, 05:47 PM
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Those of use in the highest tax states will be screwed harder. This will push gas up to almost $4 a gallon.
You get used to it, within a month you forget $3 gas ever existed.
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Old 12-05-2013, 06:00 PM
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I remember when gas first went above .50 cents per gallon and we had to get in line.

I am of the opinion that it is going to take $8/gallon gas to get ppl to conserve like need be.
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Old 12-05-2013, 06:16 PM
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I remember when gas first went above .50 cents per gallon and we had to get in line.

I am of the opinion that it is going to take $8/gallon gas to get ppl to conserve like need be.
Prices have come down here now, but when gas prices were above $4 there was significant less traffic. Worth the extra money.
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Old 12-05-2013, 06:26 PM
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How about we leave diesel alone and up the tax on petrol by a buck a gallon? It might stimulate more diesel options on this side of the pond and also get some of the S-boxes off the road.
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Old 12-05-2013, 06:38 PM
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Good. If only it could double every year till we're all driving electric cars
We should all applaud and cheer for higher taxes. If the feds raised them high enough and continued to take care of us then we wouldn't need jobs at all!
Besides- if everyone was driving electric cars then a gas tax would generate no money. But that's not an issue- the ruling party is no stranger to taxing more somehow...
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Old 12-05-2013, 06:39 PM
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The wierdo D from oregon will get no-where.
And will most likely pay the price the next cycle, doin this shyt in his own state is one thing............
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You get used to it, within a month you forget $3 gas ever existed.
But out in the midwest its about $3 a gallon or less.


High tax states suck.

This country is awash in oil and gas right now, it should come down to around $3 a gallon. Right now were at $3.60ish.
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Old 12-05-2013, 06:42 PM
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The wierdo D from oregon will get no-where.
And will most likely pay the price the next cycle, dont this shyt in his own state is one thing............
Don't be so sure- politicians can package up some stinky sh it so most morons think it's a godsend.
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Old 12-05-2013, 06:42 PM
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I remember when gas first went above .50 cents per gallon and we had to get in line.

I am of the opinion that it is going to take $8/gallon gas to get ppl to conserve like need be.
Nah down in the Caymans its $6+ and their are still Suburbans and super charged Range Rovers everywhere.
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But out in the midwest its about $3 a gallon or less.


High tax states suck.

This country is awash in oil and gas right now, it should come down to around $3 a gallon. Right now were at $3.60ish.
Gotta love Jorn's quote. Might as well say that about anything someone shoves down your throat- if they do it enough you'll forget it's a bad thing, right?

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