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This is a quick response to [http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2010/5/2/862825/-Oil-spill:-we-are-the-problem.-Time-to-tax-gas.-Massively Jerome's diary], with which I largely agree. The gist of ...
by theran
Comment Count 45 comments on Sun May 02, 2010 at 08:06 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
Whenever someone proposes a much needed measure like a gas tax the immediate response is: " That's regressive !" But, what many forget, is that the poorest people in this nation do ...
by futurebird
Comment Count 50 comments on Sun May 02, 2010 at 04:41 PM PDT with 27 Recommends
This diary was originally posted February 16, 2009, more than a year ago. Given the BP Oil Disaster and the suspension of off shore drilling, I felt it appropriate to repost this diary. There is so ...
by Yalin
Comment Count 42 comments on Sun May 02, 2010 at 02:50 PM PDT with 13 Recommends
I know, you need your cars for basic tasks. To go to work, to shop. And you have no alternative. I know, a gas tax is regressive, and hits the poor hardest. But until gas taxes are jacked up - and ...
by Jerome a Paris
Comment Count 1157 comments on Sun May 02, 2010 at 10:03 AM PDT with 361 Recommends
According to an Infrastructurist article, Sen. Barbara Boxer said in a committee hearing today that H.R. 2724, the National Transportation Objectives Act ...
by Geenius at Wrok
Comment Count 10 comments on Thu Jun 25, 2009 at 05:40 PM PDT with 11 Recommends
Last week, James Oberstar (D- Min), who is chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, released his draft outline for a new transportation bill that would significantly alter and ...
by buildrail
Comment Count 15 comments on Thu Jun 25, 2009 at 04:44 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
Two reasons why we shouldn't be too optimistic about the greening of American transportation: 1. We'll get as many "gray" jobs as green jobs from the stimulus. 2. Our transportation secretary ...
by Aaron Wiener
Comment Count 17 comments on Fri Feb 20, 2009 at 12:54 PM PST with 3 Recommends
There's a lot of controversy surrounding DOT Secretary Ray Lahood's comments regarding a different way of funding road infrastructure payments, as seen in Barb'...
by terrypinder
Comment Count 127 comments on Fri Feb 20, 2009 at 09:16 AM PST with 35 Recommends
Earlier this year as President Obama selected his cabinet, he received considerable praise for many of his choices. One glaring exception was the inexplicable selection of Republican former ...
by bigtimecynic
Comment Count 49 comments on Fri Feb 20, 2009 at 07:26 AM PST with 23 Recommends
Thinking outside the box? Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says he wants to consider ...
by Barbara Morrill
Comment Count 1077 comments on Fri Feb 20, 2009 at 07:10 AM PST with 0 Recommends
Nearly 3 months ago when I wrote the original Raise the Gasoline Tax diary, the average price of gasoline stood ...
by Yalin
Comment Count 36 comments on Mon Feb 16, 2009 at 12:48 PM PST with 23 Recommends
One of the simplest and most effective means available for strengthening U.S. national security is to dramatically reduce our oil dependence. A gas tax that returns money to Americans ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 130 comments on Sat Jan 31, 2009 at 09:05 PM PST with 51 Recommends
There is a truth to Detroit's latest claim that forcing an increase to CAFE standards makes no sense if the public isn't buying the product that they would be forced to produce, and this is ...
by nsfbr
Comment Count 29 comments on Sun Feb 01, 2009 at 12:08 PM PST with 4 Recommends
In concert with MissLaura's front pager on Obama's waivers to allow California and other states to set emission standards on motor vehicles, here's something Oregon's been fooling with for a few ...
by bob zimway
Comment Count 72 comments on Mon Jan 26, 2009 at 02:34 PM PST with 7 Recommends
I'd like to ask some naive questions about the proposals with respect to the economy. Well, perhaps they're naive, perhaps they are not. But I would like to ask people out there to comment and ...
by chloris creator
Comment Count 89 comments on Tue Jan 13, 2009 at 04:15 AM PST with 9 Recommends
My jaw dropped this morning on reading a wire service story in the St. Pete Times that several states and the ...
by SDorn
Comment Count 48 comments on Sat Jan 03, 2009 at 05:05 AM PST with 13 Recommends
A pointer to three items in the NY Times that otherwise might slip by on a Saturday. Number One: Bob Herbert states the obvious ...
by xaxnar
Comment Count 30 comments on Sat Dec 27, 2008 at 05:52 AM PST with 18 Recommends
I have been following a "problem" with the stimulus, involving the "break ground in 3 months" guideline. That is, since we have had an eight year assault against public transport from the White House,
by BruceMcF
Comment Count 35 comments on Tue Dec 16, 2008 at 11:26 AM PST with 17 Recommends
After reading a number of gas tax diaries, by [http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/12/9/185154/176 Jerome a Paris], [http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/12/9/185154/176 Dauphin], [http://www.dailykos....
by BruceMcF
Comment Count 123 comments on Thu Dec 11, 2008 at 12:10 AM PST with 21 Recommends
Okay, this sucks. Why? Oh, not because of the criticism which'll likely rain down upon me, but because I'll have to disagree with Jerome, whom I admire. But, paradoxically, that is why I have to ...
by Dauphin
Comment Count 204 comments on Wed Dec 10, 2008 at 03:45 AM PST with 75 Recommends