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Scary gas price increase

October 26, 2013

The federal government is going to add 18 cents per gallon of gas to repair bridges and our state government is going to add as much as 40 cents per gallon of gas, $300 minimum traffic fines, and ca......

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Steelman

Oct-28-13 8:43 AM

So according to this the economy is so prosperous that everyone is out buying brand new fuel efficient cars, and apparently all the new drivers coming up are all getting fuel efficient cars for graduation. I must have missed the boat.

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Premier

Oct-27-13 5:34 AM

Good response Reeder, who would have thought that you of all people would come up with something so petty.

BTW, that was NOT a compliment.

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CMReeder

Oct-27-13 12:48 AM

Poor Premier, still ignorant.

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underwood

Oct-26-13 6:45 PM

Jude, you’re correct. It’s a rule of economics that if you tax or raise the price of something, you’ll sell less of it. In a free market, that’s what drives supply and demand; scarcity raises prices and excess lowers prices. That is unless government interferes and screws things up.

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underwood

Oct-26-13 6:36 PM

I once worked with a Hungarian Freedom Fighter who was able to immigrate here before the Communists took over the country. His answer to the question of economic classes was if you put all of the money in a big pile and passed it out equally, within a few years things would return to about where they are now. I’ve always considered that an accurate portrayal.

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Premier

Oct-26-13 6:26 PM

Mike, it is indeed irony but like you said Mr. Reeder will not get it. If he was to use his own words and pit them against his liberal philosophes it would crush his stance on everything liberal. Pity he is not smart enough to grasp that.

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richardson

Oct-26-13 6:09 PM

Sorry to come in late on this. This was a discussion of "Letters" a way back. I'm surprised that noone has brought up the obvious. When Rendell wanted to raise the gas tax I argued that it was the increase in fuel cost that caused drivers to drive less, thereby causing a derease in gas tax revenue. Raising the price of gas at the pump from increased taxes would only result in driving fewer miles and decresed revenue. Our problem is that both a Republican and a Democrat Governor espoused the same failing solution. The problem for us tbaggers is whether dem or gop we waste our vote.

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mikekerstetter

Oct-26-13 4:45 PM

Premier-""The only thing that is cheap is comments from those not willing to pay for what they have and want." - CMReeder

Very good Mr. Reeder, you finally see the reality of expecting someone else to pay their way. Welcome aboard."

Unfortunately, Chuck won't see the irony in his statement. He's of the opinion that all the wealthy owes us something and it the wealthy who refuse to pay for what they use. You'll never convince him that the wealthy, who pay more taxes than anyone else, both monetarily and percentage wise, pay their fair share.

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mikekerstetter

Oct-26-13 4:35 PM

CMReeder-"Wealth is still being created Carl it just stays with the within the top 10% of the population. The US doesn't have less wealth it is has greater inequality of earnings."

Well, at least we've gotten past the point where the liberals think all the wealth was on one pile and the greedy rich ran in and took it all. Now if we can get them to the belief that if someone owns a business the profits from that business is theirs to do with as they wish we could really make some progress.

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Premier

Oct-26-13 4:30 PM

Reeder, what exactly "didn't I want to pay and still don't"?

You are a silly little man and always will be with retorts like this.

I on the other hand used your own words against you but you don't seem to get the connection.

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CMReeder

Oct-26-13 1:40 PM

First it is fact not a whine. Since you don't difference speaks volumes.

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Ritty77

Oct-26-13 11:58 AM

"What prevented you?"

I'm not the one whining about others' wealth, you are. Just answer the question, why dontcha.

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CMReeder

Oct-26-13 11:37 AM

"Very good Mr. Reeder, you finally see the reality of expecting someone else to pay their way. Welcome aboard."

Unfortunately Premier you don't get it. You did not want to pay to begin with and still don't.

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CMReeder

Oct-26-13 11:35 AM

"What prevented you from being in the top 10 percent?"

What prevented you?

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CMReeder

Oct-26-13 11:30 AM

Carl we create wealth, the US is still the wealthiest nation. We have debt because people are not willing to pay for it. We think we can do with less and then turn around and addd more without paying.

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MrShaman

Oct-26-13 11:10 AM

"To be fair, enigma, not all the stimulus was earmarked for infrastructure. It did provide some necessary funding to certain things, but it was mostly hogs at the trough political payback and cronyism." - Ritty77

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...With Republican-signatures on the check$!!

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MrShaman

Oct-26-13 11:08 AM

"Why do we need more taxes to pay for fixing the roads. Obama took care of that with his stimulus. $800 Billion should have fixed every road in the country. That's what he said he was going to do with it. Was he lying then or is he lying now?" - enigma

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Don't bother asking Republicans. They've been experiencing an auto-confusion-syndrome, for years.

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See:

Rachel Maddow Exposes Republican Hypocrisy For What It Is......

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MrShaman

Oct-26-13 10:48 AM

"Or convert the engine in your vehicle to natural gas powered and have an at home compression system to put it in a pressurized tank in your car." - ToTEXASfromPA

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Someone's already a step (or, three) ahead-o'-that...

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See:

Solar Hydrogen Home Michael Strizki [YouTube]

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Ritty77

Oct-26-13 10:45 AM

To be fair, enigma, not all the stimulus was earmarked for infrastructure. It did provide some necessary funding to certain things, but it was mostly hogs at the trough political payback and cronyism.

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enigma

Oct-26-13 10:16 AM

Why do we need more taxes to pay for fixing the roads. Obama took care of that with his stimulus. $800 Billion should have fixed every road in the country. That's what he said he was going to do with it. Was he lying then or is he lying now? Be careful, that's a trick question. He was lying then and now and at every opportunity in between.

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underwood

Oct-26-13 8:56 AM

If cars getting better gas mileage is the source of the problem, maybe those of us driving older cars should be exempt from the new taxes. If you want all of that economy, you should have to pay for it.

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ToTEXASfromPA

Oct-26-13 8:51 AM

"What prevented you from being in the top 10 percent?" Question aimed at CMReeder from Ritty.

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He is in the top ten percent. In fact most in the US are in the top 10% when compared to those around the world. We have it good folks. We have been blessed with bountiful food, nice living accommodations, endless clothes (and not just clothes but fashion), transportation (sometimes sporty, luxurious, or rugged), electronic toys (TV's, phones, computers, wrist watches), and a whole bunch of debt to pay for it.

We have also been blessed with liberties and freedoms so that we can worship and bless God, the creator and sustainer of life. God, you have been so good to us; we thank you,

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ToTEXASfromPA

Oct-26-13 8:40 AM

"I'VE got an idea, that'll please the T-Baggers!!

COAL-FIRED CARS!!!!!!!!!"--MrShaman (registered professional engineer)

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So are you planning on gasifying the coal to create a hydrogen to burn in the engine or use the heat to run a steam generation system? Are you going to put water refueling stations along the highways to make up for the lost steam? Are you going to capture the wastes like particulate matter, sulfur compounds? Are you going to install a mobile carbon capture/sequestration system?

Maybe instead, start brewing some sour mash in the backyard and take the ethanol to put in your car as fuel. Or convert the engine in your vehicle to natural gas powered and have an at home compression system to put it in a pressurized tank in your car. Or put a propane tank in the pick-up bed and convert to that for fuel. Or if you want to take your chances, have the bulk delivery of gasoline/diesel to you "farm" and then take the agriculture exemption.

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Premier

Oct-26-13 8:32 AM

"What prevented you from being in the top 10 percent?"

That has to be a trick question Ritty.

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Premier

Oct-26-13 8:30 AM

"The only thing that is cheap is comments from those not willing to pay for what they have and want." - CMReeder

Very good Mr. Reeder, you finally see the reality of expecting someone else to pay their way. Welcome aboard.

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