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Author Topic: [Poll: 2005.50]: Do you support or oppose an increase in the federal gasoline ... Back to Topics
JT

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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2005 11:01:11 PM

Do you support or oppose an increase in the federal gasoline tax?
Support
Oppose
Not Sure

Post your thoughts about this poll below.
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YB1234
Champion Author Twin Cities

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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2009 7:56:04 AM

Oppose
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bareilly
Champion Author British Columbia

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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2008 7:51:45 AM

oppose
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Z51Corvette
Champion Author Austin

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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2008 10:41:16 PM

Oppose... the gas companies will pass it on to the consumer... Gov't can't get anything right these days.
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gasisoutrageous
Champion Author Lansing

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Message Posted: Jul 4, 2008 9:27:27 AM

Oppose- it is fine where it is
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Philmar
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2008 10:47:23 PM

Oppose
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cloud2
Champion Author Dallas

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Message Posted: May 12, 2008 8:02:32 PM

I'm emotionally against it too, but it's that kind of thinking that will keep us in this mess. Tweak the dials of the free market economy to get what you want. Lower taxes to increase demand, which increases prices and makes us even more dependent on foreign oil? No way!
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rebyank08
Rookie Author South Carolina

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Message Posted: May 9, 2008 7:00:00 PM

i'm again'st it.
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kegga_99
All-Star Author Maryland

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Message Posted: May 4, 2008 12:21:28 AM

Oppose
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Quazar911
Champion Author Texas

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Message Posted: May 3, 2008 11:10:54 PM

Oppose
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IDAHONANA
Rookie Author Oregon

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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2008 1:23:13 PM

OPPOSE
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EEwing
Rookie Author Modesto

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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2008 12:55:27 PM

I Faithfully "OPPOSE"
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cloud2
Champion Author Dallas

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Message Posted: Mar 15, 2008 9:24:12 PM

Higher fuel tax is the only way out for a capital-based economy. I don't want to pay it any more than anyone else, but if gas were $5.00 a gallon, people would be driving less with smaller cars... and we'd have less addiction to foreign oil! The money (if we could keep it out of politicians' pockets or pork barrels) could go to alternate energy development. Too obvious? Maybe we like our addiction and like fighting wars in the middle east...
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Quazar911
Champion Author Texas

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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2008 1:21:34 AM

Oppose
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24541
Champion Author Virginia

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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2008 12:21:59 AM

We need more or higher taxes like a hog needs a white shirt!
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CashSaverUSAcom
Rookie Author Memphis

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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2008 7:22:07 PM

Oppose any new taxes
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YB1234
Champion Author Twin Cities

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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2008 6:40:29 PM

Oppose
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YB1234
Champion Author Twin Cities

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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2008 6:40:17 PM

Oppose, the government gets enough on fuel already.
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2008 6:39:50 PM

Oppose
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YB1234
Champion Author Twin Cities

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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2008 6:39:37 PM

Oppose. Why give the government more money to waste?
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YB1234
Champion Author Twin Cities

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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2008 6:39:11 PM

oppose BOYCOTT NOW
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Blubberpuppy
Champion Author Baltimore

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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2008 8:49:24 AM

Paying more money on top of overpriced gas is not going to stop anyone from driving. A certain minimum amount of driving will always be necessary.
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Quazar911
Champion Author Texas

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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2008 8:52:33 PM

Oppose
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thinkaboutit
Champion Author Colorado

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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2008 11:16:12 AM

throttle - are the Enron, Qwest, Level 3, Countrywide Financial etc. mismanagement actions better or worse than congressional action that will contain some pork?

At least, legislators come up for election!

Prices will go up further, no matter what! Who should benefit?

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Guido4
Champion Author Pensacola

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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2008 8:19:38 AM

Oppose
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c47
Champion Author Virginia

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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2007 8:11:03 AM

oppose
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throttle
Champion Author Maryland

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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2007 8:03:07 AM

cloud2, you've got to be kidding! Those clowns in Congress would just take the increased revenue and spend it on pork.
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cloud2
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2007 5:41:38 PM

Support. It's the only free-market way out of this mess. Raise prices, that reduces demand. Alternative energy sources are developed. Voila!

No, I HATE paying taxes of any form, but this one makes too much sense.
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kelljohn
Champion Author Maryland

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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2007 7:24:08 AM

More taxes to big govt., more self sufficient??? In whose dream world? Been to the post office or MVA lately?
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99dakota
Champion Author Providence

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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2007 7:26:10 PM

I oppose all tax increases
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cloud2
Champion Author Dallas

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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2007 6:24:19 AM

Support! It's the only way out of this dependence-on-foreign-oil mess and nobody wants to take the medicine that will cure us. If we had done that back in the Jimmy Carter years, we'd be self-sufficient on renewable energy by now. Too bad, too late.
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ddbp
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2007 11:29:48 PM

Oppose
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Quazar911
Champion Author Texas

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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2007 4:14:37 PM

oppose
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buddydill
Champion Author Kentucky

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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2007 3:55:51 PM

oppose
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buddydill
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2007 6:20:19 PM

no
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Dorkchop
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2007 9:40:04 AM

No way. I'm paying too much for gas already without having to pay more for a tax that is not going to deter me from driving any more than I already am.
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buddydill
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2007 4:07:09 PM

oppose
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buddydill
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2007 9:59:59 PM

oppose
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throttle
Champion Author Maryland

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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2007 8:04:58 AM

oppose
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GreenLuminaAPV
Champion Author Akron

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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2007 6:17:37 AM

OPPOSE...NO NEW TAXES!
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Guido4
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2007 6:16:59 AM

Oppose....
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april4
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2007 1:32:47 PM

Oppose
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thinkaboutit
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2007 10:47:50 PM

"Oppose" will lead to even higher gasoline prices, lots of money being made in the oil supply chain, and little petroleum left for our children and grandchildren. That's however what most votes support!

[Edited by: thinkaboutit at 10/1/2007 11:49:58 PM EST]
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Quazar911
Champion Author Texas

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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2007 11:21:36 PM

Oppose
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throttle
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2007 8:08:56 AM

oppose
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Guido4
Champion Author Pensacola

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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2007 7:18:29 AM

No more taxes...
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Huntingdog
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2007 4:04:54 AM

oppose
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memory_of_max
Champion Author Little Rock

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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2007 3:54:56 AM

Totally OPPOSE! No new Taxes!!!!
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esquimau
Champion Author Pennsylvania

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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2007 11:00:07 PM

Oppose
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Quazar911
Champion Author Texas

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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2007 10:50:36 PM

Oppose
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BillA
Champion Author Portland

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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2007 4:20:08 PM

oppose!!!
Big Oil RUNS America's governments. That's why many midwestern corn farmers are currently being subsidized $$ to NOT grow anything on a portion of their land?
That's American politics for ya!
In the early years of autos there was ethanol, steam power, and electricity. Seems Gasoline was cheaper than ethanol (and easier than steam and plug-ins)
The idea of ethanol and bio- deasil making food corn and soybeans is also a popular myth
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