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  •  A high gas tax (1+ / 0-)
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    twigg

    also punishes people who live in rural areas, and people who can't afford a shiny new fuel-efficient car.

    "A lie is not the other side of a story; it's just a lie."

    by happy camper on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 06:44:04 AM PST

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    •  There's plenty of older fuel-efficient cars (1+ / 0-)
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      I live rural myself and because of our low population density we need much more money to build and maintain our roads. Cars are fucking up the air and we need to do something about it — not subsidize them.

      "Societies strain harder and harder to sustain the decadent opulence of the ruling class, even as it destroys the foundations of productivity and wealth." — Chris Hedges

      by Crider on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 09:48:36 AM PST

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      •  Before that, however (1+ / 0-)
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        we need integrated, affordable alternatives.

        I hope that the quality of debate will improve,
        but I fear we will remain Democrats.

        Who is twigg?

        by twigg on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 11:35:01 AM PST

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      •  Yes, but those cars (0+ / 0-)

        are still priced out of the range of many people. Example: I have a 2007 Malibu, which gets mid-30's mpg on the highway. Good basic transportation, great fuel economy.

        I purchased it last year for $10K.

        There are a lot of folks who simply cannot afford that.

        "A lie is not the other side of a story; it's just a lie."

        by happy camper on Fri Mar 08, 2013 at 06:28:46 AM PST

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