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  •  fyi (0+ / 0-)
    .$7.53 a gallon tax for next 10 years does the trick.
    study show at 7 bucks a gallon, our entire commerce as a country shuts down. AT that point it makes no sense to plant the fields, as harvesting is to expensive, nothing gets shipped for truckers lose money the minute the start up a truck, and on and on.

    So unless you enjoy empty food markets, and food riots, and total civil uprising and riots, I would rethink that.

    this country is always only 3 days from chaos. Katrina should of showed you how close to the edge we live.

    Bad is never good until worse happens

    by dark daze on Tue Jan 03, 2012 at 07:26:25 AM PST

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    •  Baloney. Gas use could drop 50% easy. (0+ / 0-)

      Europe is demonstration of it since they use 50% less per capita and per GDP dollar.

      US is wildly energy inefficient. Top selling "car" in the US is an inefficient pickup truck.  Everybody into the Volt, US stops importing oil and no cares about gasoline at all for 90% of their driving.  End of that bogus claim.

      Gas spiked at $4 a gallon a while ago, nobody even noticed much less "world collapse"...what nonsense.

      Add $1 this year to gas tax, no one would notice.  Add $1 next next year and the next and the next.

      People would stop wasting gas and start buying fuel efficient vehicles and US and world would be way better for it by every measure, economic, environmental, national security, political.

      •  so (0+ / 0-)

        so you know more than the people who have studied and researched this?  umm dont think so.

        again, its around 7 that commerce shuts down in the us.  You of course didnt address on thing the research said, this isnt about you driving your kid to soccer practice, this is about trucking, commercial farming, etc

        Bad is never good until worse happens

        by dark daze on Tue Jan 03, 2012 at 10:09:03 AM PST

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        •  So we should follow Europe, tax gasoline. (0+ / 0-)

          Fact that Europeans pay about $5 a gallon with most of that in taxes.

          Fact that Europeans uses 50% less gas per person, per GDP dollar.

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