Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Re: Gas Prices - Something To Consider

I can't understand the extreme environmentalist's liberal point of view concerning gas prices. I've heard some say that it would be only fair to raise the prices so that the U.S.A. prices are equal to those in Europe. Only then could we feel their pain. Why tey won't consider working it the other way so their prices drop to our levels i don't know.

But if gas prices were raised to those levels wouldn't the oil companies be making bigger profits? That would be an anathema to the anti corporation platform of the liberal agenda.

Ohhhh! Wait a second. Perhaps they want the U.S. Government to get the extra money.

That's it! Raise taxes so the ones who suffer most would be the poor people that drive old beaters that already get bad mileage. That will force them onto the slow, smoky, polluting busses that are run by graft and fraud ridden cities & companies.

Not to mention the rise in prices of anything and everything that travels by truck to the stores all across the nation. Whose pocket is hit the hardest? Percentage wise it is the poor of course. The same people these liberals claim to care so much about!

Great idea. Lets put a bigger burden on the poor of this nation. Then the government can ride in like a knight in shining armor and give back a pittance of what they took.


Perhaps the dream of these environmentalists is already coming true. Check out these numbers:

...ExxonMobil Corp, announced profits of $36 billion. But according to the Tax Foundation, the biggest price gouging profiteer was the U.S. government, cashing in to the tune of $54 billion in oil and gas taxes.

"Tax collections on the production and import of gasoline by state and federal governments are already near historic highs," the think tank says. "In fact, in recent decades governments have collected far more revenue from gasoline taxes than the largest U.S. oil companies have collectively earned in domestic profits."

Since 1977, federal and state governments have collected more than $1.34 trillion in gasoline tax revenues in inflation adjusted dollars. That's "more than twice the amount of domestic profits earned by major U.S. oil companies during the same period," the Tax Foundation says.

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prying1 sez: It is plain to see that the liberals wishes are coming true. We as a nation need to stand up and tell our elected officials enough! When we demand they drop at least some of the taxes on the fuel that runs this nation listen to them whine about how the government cannot afford it. Yet, name the time when they, our elected officials, have ever asked us, we the people, if we can afford tax hikes?

Write to your senator, state representatives and congressman quickly and simply state: Remove the taxes on gasoline at least on a temporary basis!

Whether you write a letter today or tomorrow I think you might want to save the link to - Pretty handy site! - pry -

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