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Federal commission recommends 40-cent increase in gas tax

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Inky_Wretch, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member


    So, I guess their way of unclogging the highways is taxing gas to the point that nobody drives?
  2. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Yep . . . let's flush the economy and the middle class FURTHER down the crapper.

  3. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    I'm OK with this, as long as my cheap newspaper raises how much it pays us per mile. It would be really good if the Feds said the states get the money, but x-amount of it must go toward building/improving mass transit.
  4. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    This is one of those things that the renowned "limousine liberals" who live IN big cities just love, because it feels good, rakes in cash, and won't affect THEM.
  5. BYH

    BYH Active Member

  6. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    And I guess the idea of using the tax and toll money that's already being collected to pay for our roads in the way it was intended instead of to build fucking bike paths is a non-starter...
  7. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I love the idea. Of course, I've got a lot of railroad stock.
  8. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Which doesn't matter because the airline lobby will kill any chance of quality passenger rail in this country.

    Hell, Southwest Airlines by itself effectively killed off a high-speed rail link between Dallas-Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio and Houston a few years ago.
  9. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    Hartford wants to build a high-speed railway link from Bradley Airport to both New York and Boston. Not sure how that's going to go over.
  10. andyouare?

    andyouare? Guest

    Actually, if we built more bike paths and rode our bikes more we wouldn't need toll booths. Not to mention how we'd help the enviroment and save thousands of lives a year.

    Sounds like your car is driving you. You've got to simplify maaaaaaaaaan.
  11. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Uh, sure... Bike paths will fix everything.
  12. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    Obviously that national commission never took Economics 101 or missed the lecture about how increasing taxes during a time of economic distress could result in worse conditions.

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