Date registered: Sep 2004
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RE: If you are not pissed off, you are not paying attention.
JimSmith - 8/31/2005 11:58 PM
Botnst - 8/31/2005 7:53 PM
Another part of the equation that a fair-minded person would consider is that there are numerous state-mandated fuel requirements. These various requirements mean that refineries must produce 'boutique' fuels. We have limited refinery capacity. How can the executive branch most quickly effect a change in the fuel pricing structure favorable to the consumer?
Now some boneheaded nitwits think we should have RAISED fuel taxes to lower consumption. Well, bozos, you got your wish. Hope you like it.
The last few days in the Gulf Coast region are proving to be a natural disaster of such proportions that finding a "silver lining" in such suffering is something I would have thought only Bot could conjure. Yet it seems, if shutting off the fuel spigot for six months or more, and having prices rise to levels the rest of the world finds ordinary, causes Americans to wean themselves off the Middle East oil, it seems there will have been one good consequence. Realizing it is time to stop taxing all Americans who pay taxes to enable rich people to build on the coast lines may be another benefit.
But, then, since there seems to be no silver lining to brighten Bush's star in this, I guess it should be no surprise Bot can't find a silver lining at all. Jim
Is it time to resurrect the "Gas Guzzler" tax thread? You know, the one we posted on when gas was what, a buck ten a gallon? Crow will be served, piping hot and spicy, for those who wish to publically eat it.
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