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Old 05-26-2009, 09:17 PM   #1
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Gasoline $5/gallon ?

Should gas be $5/gallon? Seems to me that would solve a lot of problems if it were coupled with an income tax decrease.


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5 bucks a gallon would suck! maybe $1 a gallon would be nice.
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No, definitely not and you're crazy. It's back up to $2.70 a gallon here which is pissing me off.
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They need to remember that not everyone has a job, and can't afford to spend $5/gal on gas. If they don't get a grip quickly, we will be back to square one. There is no need for gas to be spiking, like the way it is right now. Since there are Supertankers sitting offshore still waiting to be offloaded.
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Should gas be $5/gallon? Seems to me that would solve a lot of problems if it were coupled with an income tax decrease.
And exactly what problem would that solve?

What if you are a retiree, own a mobile home and plan on touring the US as a retirement? The reduced income tax gets you nothing and you get f'd on your budget for touring the country. IF you do it anyway, the money goes to the gas company and tax base, but you have none left to spend in the states you do decide to visit.

I hate when people think of great ideas like this without thinking about it from all perspectives.

Don't create laws that punish consumption or significantly alter the status quo, just create significant incentives to conserve.

This way everyone get's what they need. IF it's practical for you to conserve you get your credit. If you have a situation that does not fit a specific "model" then nothing that exists gets changed and you don't get burnt by the new laws.
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People who think that something is good for them it should be just as good or the same for everyone else, those people seriously need to be drug out into the street and have some sense beat into them with a baseball bat. Maybe I don't want to drive some turd known as a Prius or Insight or some other garbage battery booby car. Known fact, cost of hybrid is almost twice as much as a gasoline model over the lifetime of the car. Show me where the savings are? Knocking gas up to $5 a gallon will only slow the economy even more and Nobama's great tax plan? HA! What a joke, wow I get an extra $8 a week. I hope I don't go out and spend it all in one place. Oh wait, I went to lunch today...Ok I am done ranting for now. I may return with more later
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Here's what I say to that idea:
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And exactly what problem would that solve? I hate when people think of great ideas like this without thinking about it from all perspectives.
Many problems, and the idea has been carefully considered by some very good public policy analysts. One major effect is that arguments in Congress and idiotic resulting laws and regulations on energy usage and mandatory automobile mileage wouldn't be necessary. Given clear price signals, people would generally make their own good decisions on gasoline usage.

Incidentally, obesity would decline.... Every dollar increase in the price of gas means a 16% decrease in fat. Also, A study published in The Engineering Economist found that Americans today use nearly a billion additional gallons of gasoline each year, compared with 1960, solely because they weigh more. So, with higher gas prices, medical insurance rates go down.


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Don't create laws that punish consumption or significantly alter the status quo, just create significant incentives to conserve.
"Punishment of consumption" and "significant incentives to conserve" amount to exactly the same thing...just stated more politely...
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Are you f-ing stupid? You realize these statistics are made up by statistics experts that get paid lots of money to link together completely unrelated information? They get paid even more when they can do it and sound smart doing it.

Americans are fat because we have become lazy and tolerant. Thats it. It has NOTHING to do with gasoline prices.

You are probably the only person in the world who wants to pay more for what they need. Its like me wanting to pay the power company 4 times as much as I am right now because someone told me it would make me taller. Complety stupid.
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Are you f-ing stupid? You realize these statistics are made up by statistics experts that get paid lots of money to link together completely unrelated information?

Americans are fat because we have become lazy and tolerant. Thats it. It has NOTHING to do with gasoline prices.
Sorry. Like it or not, it's pretty solid research that's been independently verified: The two factors — obesity and gasoline prices — are strongly and causally related. For example, all other factors being equal, European countries with higher gasoline costs have lower obesity rates. There are several reasons for this real effect, but you can find out for yourself...
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