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  •  Won't Pay More? (0+ / 0-)

    Yet a majority are unwilling to pay higher gasoline prices to help develop new fuel sources.

    I doubt that.

    Many a year ago, I asked on a forum (which actually trended toward the far right) if people would be willing to pay more money for gasoline if they knew the oil was not purchased from countries which hate the US.  Anyone who answered said they would... and there were a great many responses, even hardcore right wingers.

    The problem isn't that people are "unwilling" to pay more, any more than a "problem" is that people don't want to pay taxes.  The REAL problem is that our politicians aren't making their case, instead choosing to meekly accept as gospel the far right's talking points.

    •  polling vs your anecdote (0+ / 0-)

      polling wins.

      "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

      by Greg Dworkin on Tue Jun 22, 2010 at 09:45:52 AM PDT

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