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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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streetmachine

Oct-26-13 4:02 AM

people need to call Gov. Corbett office and tell him you object to this we the people have a say so

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streetmachine

Oct-26-13 4:23 AM

i 4 one wont reg my car any more many more will follow

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MrShaman

Oct-26-13 5:45 AM

"Gov. Corbett has actually stated that too many people drive fuel efficient cars and that has caused revenues to be down."

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It isn't-as-if this scenario was never predicted.

"Ya' don't need a weatherman, to know which way the wind blows." - B. Dylan

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MrShaman

Oct-26-13 5:47 AM

"people need to call Gov. Corbett office and tell him you object to this we the people have a say so" - streetmachine

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

COAL-FIRED CARS!!!!!!!!!

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eriklatranyi

Oct-26-13 6:50 AM

Liberal government waste is now catching up to the liberals.

Unfortunately, the ruling liberal elite do not care what you peons think anymore. They need your money.

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CarlHiller

Oct-26-13 7:16 AM

For one the government will not use the majority of the funds as intended. Won't happen, it's just a way to get more funds into the general fund. Secondly this is typical Problem - Reaction - Solution. Government creates a problem by mandating fuel efficiency standards, the reaction was a revenue drop, and then the only solution they can come up with is to increase taxes to increase revenue making up a loss they caused in the first place. Which in the long term will create the same Problem - Reaction - Solution once again. They are reaching the end of the line, when a nation can no longer create wealth it can no longer afford to pay its bills... We no longer create wealth in America, we create debt.

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CMReeder

Oct-26-13 7:38 AM

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.

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CMReeder

Oct-26-13 7:44 AM

I quess the geniuses on the right forget that consumers wanted better gas efficiency because of the high price of oil which caused a huge rise in gasoline which in turn caused shotages. We are pumping more oil from the ground but it costs more to do do. Yet we drive more with more pople driving which causes more damage to infrastructure. We also repair and build infrastructure with byproducts made from you guess it oil.

Oil is not cheap, construction and repairs to infrastructure is not cheap, automobiles are not cheap. The only thing that is cheap is comments from those not willing to pay for what they have and want.

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CMReeder

Oct-26-13 7:47 AM

Lord do I need to wake up! to do do! that should be to do so. Plus my other typing and spelling mistakes, I apologize.

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Linhk48

Oct-26-13 7:58 AM

Still drunk (or high) at 4:23 AM??

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CarlHiller

Oct-26-13 7:59 AM

I do agree with your statement CMReeder, but with a caveat, "We no longer create wealth in America, we create debt." Most of the wealth being created today is outside America. The wealth that has gone to the top has been taken from the bottom layers, there is no real wealth creation in America anymore. Tangible wealth creation on American soil is very limited nature and is not enough to raise the prosperity of most citizens. American wealth creation is actually wealth redistribution from lower incomes to the most wealthy through investments, loans, and numerous other financial vehicles. When you play cards or craps one player must lose so another player can win, that is exactly what our financial system is today. Nothing is created it is just redistributed, this is what many on the right do not get and on the left they try to fix the problem the wrong way.

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Linhk48

Oct-26-13 8:02 AM

oops--meant to include what I was referencing:

"i 4 one wont reg my car any more many more will follow"

(And no, I'm not either drunk or high, just in too much of a hurry)

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MrShaman

Oct-26-13 8:13 AM

"Liberal government waste is now catching up to the liberals." - eriklatranyi

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oooooooooooooooooo...geeeeeeeeeee...another "in-depth" (detail-free) political-opinion, via Lil' Rikky!!!

It doesn't make any sense (regarding the subject-at-hand)...but, give him credit for trying.

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MrShaman

Oct-26-13 8:17 AM

"For one the government will not use the majority of the funds as intended. Won't happen..." - CarlHiller

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You really-do need to start cashing-in on your psychic-"skills"!!!!

How's 10% (kick-back, to you) sound, for the winning "Match 6" numbers??!!!!!

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MrShaman

Oct-26-13 8:20 AM

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

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....Like, more cops on the street.

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ToTEXASfromPA

Oct-26-13 8:22 AM

If all the past gasoline taxes, inspection costs, license registration fees, tolls, sales taxes on vehicles, and now Act 13 taxes, etc. went into roads and bridges, they would be paved in gold.

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MrShaman

Oct-26-13 8:29 AM

"When you play cards or craps one player must lose so another player can win, that is exactly what our financial system is today." - CarlHiller

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...More-often-referred-to as leveraged-speculation.

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See:

David Stockman: Mitt Romney and the Bain Drain - Newsweek

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Ritty77

Oct-26-13 8:29 AM

"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." —CMReeder

What prevented you from being in the top 10 percent?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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