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Old 01-03-2009, 11:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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This week our Federal Goverment here in the good ole' US has started crying about funds for the repair of our roads, bridges, etc. It seems that after squeezing the last drop of blood out of hard working Americans by the price of gas, groceries, services, etc, the people just can't afford to buy much of anything anymore. I know that the $4+ gal gas really affected how my wife & I live. So we conserved & conserved till it hurt. And so did alot of the rest of the country. Now the price of gas has dropped to all time lows. We don't use as much, & personally since finding this site I never will. Being fuel is lower now, we can afford a few luxuries once in awhile like a candy bar. So since we all use less fuel, big brother says it doesn't receive enough revenue to keep up the roads. So they want to add another fuel tax on us. A 50% increase at that. And they're also encouraging the states to do that same thing. My county in our state is one of the poorest. It's one of the largest, but mostly farm land with one of the least population per capita. So our roads aren't the greatest. And about half of them are gravel at that. those higher taxes would never benefit us in any kind of way. About a year ago, we were accused my the Bush Administration as being "addicted to oil." Ha, ha, what a joke. Since breaking my so called addition, the govt is crying the blues now. Just for their information, commodities still haven't lowered & groceries are still high. Everything was fine until the greedy ones started raising the prices of fuels just over speculation or what "could" happen. Such as hurricanes, etc. But when some speculations fell thru, the cost of fuel remained high to add to the pocket books. Things were OK before, so why add taxes. When it's ever going to end?

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Old 01-03-2009, 04:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The oil addiction isn't the problem. It is the government's addiction to taxes.

An increase in fuel taxes would only be acceptable if income taxes were reduced equally.

America is as the ragged edge of tolerance of taxation. Anybody who advocates tax increases is headed out of public office.
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Old 01-03-2009, 07:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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"The oil addiction isn't the problem. It is the government's addiction to taxes."

Nope. They are BOTH problems.
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The govt will always find an excuse to not maintain roads and bridges. This was an easy excuse for now.
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anyone else hear they're great new plan? Since hybrids are killing their revenues, tax based on road usage (miles) rather than gas usage. What this means? A. they want GPS in everycar recording when and how far they drive, but they promise not to use the information in a "big brotherish" way, haha yeah, right. and B. Hybrids pay the same amount per mile usage in taxes as a 3 ton truck. Hmm that seems fair since hybrids low rolling coeffieceint tires and light weight cause the same amount of wear and tear as an escalade... oh waaaaiiiiittt........

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Yeah, and Fargoans are subjected to police roadblocks on a regular basis, the stated purpose being to nab drunks. And while they inconvenience many and nab very few drunks, they keep on doing it, the ******* commie *******. Land of the Free my ***.
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Welcome to the police state future.

They can track your movements via a cellphone anyway. In car GPS is so cheap now too....

One day I'll take a dump and I'll hear a beeping sound getting flushed away.

One CCTV camera per 9 people in the UK....

Oh well...just as well I'm not doing anything wrong huh?

Best let them all do their thing, give Caesar his due, and be not of this world.
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Since breaking my so called addition...
Hey GasGuage,

Are you really working on breaking the addiction? Or do you simply mean that you've worked to reduce your gasoline use? (Please, it's an honest question, I mean NO disrespect. Please see what I am trying to do to kick the addiction.

Also, nice economy on your S10. I was getting almost the exact same economy this summer when the weather was good. Not doing nearly so well now with the cold and the snow.

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give Caesar his due, and be not of this world.
I agree with Blueflame. I don't agree with many ways that my tax dollars are spent, including bad foreign policy, military use, etc, but I still pay my taxes.

A big part of the reason why the Amish live the way they do is to obey the scripture about "being no part of the world". You gotta respect anyone willing to work that hard to follow through on their beliefs. Ironically, most of the business dealings the Amish have with the "English" is to earn money to pay for *guess what?* Taxes!
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Yeah, and Fargoans are subjected to police roadblocks on a regular basis, the stated purpose being to nab drunks. And while they inconvenience many and nab very few drunks, they keep on doing it, the ******* commie *******. Land of the Free my ***.
Yesh, we have the road blocks inspired by Hitlers third reeich, but ya ever notice that even during the day there is atleast one popo per block? Serioously, crimes NOT a problem in this town, wasting money on bacon sure is though. BOOOO ****ikng fargo booo!!!

I guess i woudnl't mind all them piggies if they would help citizens in need, but I've seen (and helped) 3 cars in the ditch this month, and every single one, a piggy drove by with out helping. Serve and protect, **** that. Harrass and generate revenue? Fo' sho!

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Speaking of which, has anyone else noticed the proliferation of signs, lights, and gates for roads? Such that when the lights are going and the gates are closed, there is no access to the road? WTF is up with that?

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