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its bullshit all bullshit it aint right
It's bull shit alright. the higher ups can't pad their bank accounts without charging the common man. And at the end who will have all the money.
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You pay Federal income tax right? Does the size of the U.S. prevent that from being legislated and collected?
Yes, plenty of taxes are collected. But, the legislature bogs down, big time. Each state, and then parts of each state, has to do their own studies. This costs millions on its own. Then, after all that, things get shelved for any number of reasons. I brought up the smoking thing because recently, here in PA, the issue came up for the legislaters to vote on and they couldn't because there weren't enough of them there. So, it seems that they will have to take it up again after the summer recess. The issues seem to be whether "private clubs" and small bars and anything else should be exempt. It will go on for years. This is just one example. We had the same thing with emissions inspection. Now, they charge you for the emission sticker, but only do a visual check. No test or printout of actual emissions. (This varies by location.) So, while the tax dollars are there, the wheels turn ridiculously slowly.
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Just because it is a big country is NO Excuse for horrendously inefficient overlarge pick ups and cars, running on Gas, diesel IS more energy efficient. PERIOD
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I do appreciate that a goodly pary of the rural road network is unsurfaced?
so perhaps for some a rough tough pick up is necc, but the size of some of those trucks ??
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Just because it is a big country is NO Excuse for horrendously inefficient overlarge pick ups and cars, running on Gas, diesel IS more energy efficient. PERIOD
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I do appreciate that a goodly pary of the rural road network is unsurfaced?
so perhaps for some a rough tough pick up is necc, but the size of some of those trucks ??
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Those roads make your nerves bad,consequently you smoke more. See? rabbit188 will explain.

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In the U.S., 5% of the Worlds population use up about 26% of its energy.
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But in compensation the US Army does try and control overpopulation in Arab countries.
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well it is $4.00 a gal regular unleaded not premium



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In the U.S., 5% of the Worlds population use up about 26% of its energy.

What a shame. I bet if we try harder we can get that usage up to at least 30%.
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What a shame. I bet if we try harder we can get that usage up to at least 30%.
Is that a good thing or a bad thing?
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