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December 29, 2008

Raise gas taxes, boost economy

It looks like both parties cannot be fiscally responsible. It is so easy to spend money we don’t have and pass the debt on to future generations.

We should raise the total gas tax (state and federal) by 50 percent. This would add 20 to 25 cents per gallon to the price of gas. This would generate enough money to employ more people fixing roads and bridges. The way gas prices vary from day to day, the public would probably never feel the increase.

President-elect Obama then needs to let us know that he is serious about reducing our oil consumption by increasing the tax on gas by 20 to 25 cents per gallon each year for the next five years. This money would be spent on building public transportation in our cities and other projects that would help to reduce our dependence on oil. The revenue stream would be there for these projects for a long time and would be reduced only as gas consumption is reduced.

If Obama still feels he needs to boost the economy, he should send everybody a check.

Bill Klinkenberg
Lenexa

Comments

NoMoreMrNiceGuy

I started by posting a partial list of petroleum based products hypocritcal greenie also consume and somehow that is considered bad behavior?

NoMoreMrNiceGuy

unfettered must be a member of the Bloggers Union.

unfettered.sucks

Dear KC Star -

Your unfettered letters suck. There is nothing fun watching Pub and NMMNG dominate the boards with their continuing bad behavior and offensive talk. How about enforcing your own policies and saving the rest of us, and this board, from this childish nonsense.

Thanks in advance.

Casady

"But isn't it nice to have a pleasant exchange here once in a while?"

Looks like you picked the wrong day for that my friend. Pub and NMMNG even have me riled up.

Engineer

Sammy
A "virtual" neighbor, one in thought and attitude if not physical proximity. But isn't it nice to have a pleasant exchange here once in a while?

NoMoreMrNiceGuy

Oh I almost forgot, you are a computing guru, here is a calling for you Mr. Computer Whiz.

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NoMoreMrNiceGuy

Actually I was very successful as an enterpriser. I elected to partake the offering my current company put on the table. Like I said, they did not want to go CTC and their offer was too good to turn down. Just becuase someone is a W-2 status does not make then unsuccessful, after all I am not a "community organizer".
You continue to dodge my inquiry, what do you do as a profession? Seems you are either embarrased, scared or ashamed of what you do if you do anything at all besides Google.

Pub 17

Oh, let me get this straight: you work for someone else, but you DON'T accept any benefits.

Or...Or...YOU'RE A 1099 TIGER! Having been so brilliantly successful as an entrepreneur that you have to work for someone else, you now get to work benefit-free. Which is it, Horatio Alger?

NoMoreMrNiceGuy

Pubic I am not a benefit sucking employee, I bring revenue in the door for my company and if I were not a profit ceneter for them, they would not have me as an employee.
I have started several successful sub-chpater S corporations and an LLC. I understand perfectly about 80 hour weeks and I also understand people like you that believe what I earn should be handed out to peope that want to not be productive and then blame everyone else for their lack of productivity. I am not any smarter than anyone else, certainly not you with your 200 plus IQ and perfect scoring on the Wonderlic test nefore your NFL career after graduating Magna Cum Laude from Google University.

Pub 17

Oh, there's nothing wrong with the United States, except the government, business, and the general population that wants everything handed to them on a platter.

Try this: try getting a real job and working for a living. Try starting a business, not being a benefit-sucking employee, and learning the meaning of an eighty-hour work week. You're so damn smart and hard-working, you should be able to take all that money you've saved and set up your own business in fifteen minutes, then show everybody how it's done. Idiot.

NoMoreMrNiceGuy

I am not trashing the United States, I am trashing out of control government and out of control enterprise as a whole. NEITHER one should be allowed the lack of accountability. You on the other hand Pubic are simply a government hold my hand type.
I am going no where although if there were a place/country that was better than here and they were as laxed as we are with immigration, I would go. That place does not exist. Yes, Sammy, cassettes, they still make cassette tapes and devices, both of which employ petroleum based components.
Uneducated morons liek to blame SUVs and XOM yet do not look at themselves and what they consume ona daily basis. Much like Nancy Pelosi whining about the environemnt and energy policy while flying around (and her family) on a private 737 paid for by the US taxpayers. Pubic is fine with Princess nancy, he wants her autograph and a poster for his cubicle.

Sammy

Kate - You live next door to Engineer? Interesting.

NNMNG - Cassettes? Really?

Pub 17

What a horri9ble world you live in. What wonderful place did you come from where the government was small and competent and business people were altruistic and socially responsible? Tell us all, and we'll all pack today. In fact, YOU pack, leave this afternoon, and we'll follow you.

Quit trashing the United States.

Pub 17

What a horri9ble world you live in. What wonderful place did you come from where the government was small and competent and business people were altruistic and socially responsible? Tell us all, and we'll all pack today. In fact, YOU pack, leave this afternoon, and we'll follow you.

Quit trashing the United States.

NoMoreMrNiceGuy

Actually that ole Maverick had a straight 6 in it and they got decent mileage. Ugly cars however the motors were solid.
We need a video gaming tax since video gaming is at an all time high in both sales and participation by various demographics.
We just need to tax anything and everything consumptive. Then government will ALSO spend that money on favors and special interests, we will see no improvement.
Government is incompetent, period, and more oif it will not make it competent.

Pub 17

Rogue, who suggested raising taxes to $4 a gallon? Besides, how are you going to stampede people into Drill, baby, drill if gas stays under $1.50 a gallon? What mileage DO you get out of that Original Maverick?

mianotkia

Raising taxes during a recession is not a good ider, and $4.00 a gallon gasoline almost totally crippled this economy Bill, wake the hell up.

NoMoreMrNiceGuy

A partial list of products made from Petroleum (144 of 6000 items)

One 42-gallon barrel of oil creates 19.4 gallons of gasoline. The rest (over half) is used to make things like:
Solvents
Diesel
Motor Oil
Bearing Grease

Ink
Floor Wax
Ballpoint Pens
Football Cleats

Upholstery
Sweaters
Boats
Insecticides

Bicycle Tires
Sports Car Bodies
Nail Polish
Fishing lures

Dresses
Tires
Golf Bags
Perfumes

Cassettes
Dishwasher
Tool Boxes
Shoe Polish

Motorcycle Helmet
Caulking
Petroleum Jelly
Transparent Tape

CD Player
Faucet Washers
Antiseptics
Clothesline

Curtains
Food Preservatives
Basketballs
Soap

Vitamin Capsules
Antihistamines
Purses
Shoes

Dashboards
Cortisone
Deodorant
Footballs

Putty
Dyes
Panty Hose
Refrigerant

Percolators
Life Jackets
Rubbing Alcohol
Linings

Skis
TV Cabinets
Shag Rugs
Electrician's Tape

Tool Racks
Car Battery Cases
Epoxy
Paint

Mops
Slacks
Insect Repellent
Oil Filters

Umbrellas
Yarn
Fertilizers
Hair Coloring

Roofing
Toilet Seats
Fishing Rods
Lipstick

Denture Adhesive
Linoleum
Ice Cube Trays
Synthetic Rubber

Speakers
Plastic Wood
Electric Blankets
Glycerin

Tennis Rackets
Rubber Cement
Fishing Boots
Dice

Nylon Rope
Candles
Trash Bags
House Paint

Water Pipes
Hand Lotion
Roller Skates
Surf Boards

Shampoo
Wheels
Paint Rollers
Shower Curtains

Guitar Strings
Luggage
Aspirin
Safety Glasses

Antifreeze
Football Helmets
Awnings
Eyeglasses

Clothes
Toothbrushes
Ice Chests
Footballs

Combs
CD's
Paint Brushes
Detergents

Vaporizers
Balloons
Sun Glasses
Tents

Heart Valves
Crayons
Parachutes
Telephones

Enamel
Pillows
Dishes
Cameras

Anesthetics
Artificial Turf
Artificial limbs
Bandages

Dentures
Model Cars
Folding Doors
Hair Curlers

Cold cream
Movie film
Soft Contact lenses
Drinking Cups

Fan Belts
Car Enamel
Shaving Cream
Ammonia

Refrigerators
Golf Balls
Toothpaste
Gasoline

Americans consume petroleum products at a rate of three-and-a-half gallons of oil and more than
250 cubic feet of natural gas per day each! But, as shown here petroleum is not just used for fuel.

NoMoreMrNiceGuy

We best raise taxes on all of the follwoing products as well, Americans consume these on a daily basis as equally as gasoline.

Solvents
Diesel
Motor Oil
Bearing Grease

Ink
Floor Wax
Ballpoint Pens
Football Cleats

Upholstery
Sweaters
Boats
Insecticides

Bicycle Tires
Sports Car Bodies
Nail Polish
Fishing lures

Dresses
Tires
Golf Bags
Perfumes

Cassettes
Dishwasher
Tool Boxes
Shoe Polish

Motorcycle Helmet
Caulking
Petroleum Jelly
Transparent Tape

CD Player
Faucet Washers
Antiseptics
Clothesline

Curtains
Food Preservatives
Basketballs
Soap

Vitamin Capsules
Antihistamines
Purses
Shoes

Dashboards
Cortisone
Deodorant
Footballs

Putty
Dyes
Panty Hose
Refrigerant

Percolators
Life Jackets
Rubbing Alcohol
Linings

Skis
TV Cabinets
Shag Rugs
Electrician's Tape

Tool Racks
Car Battery Cases
Epoxy
Paint

Mops
Slacks
Insect Repellent
Oil Filters

Umbrellas
Yarn
Fertilizers
Hair Coloring

Roofing
Toilet Seats
Fishing Rods
Lipstick

Denture Adhesive
Linoleum
Ice Cube Trays
Synthetic Rubber

Speakers
Plastic Wood
Electric Blankets
Glycerin

Tennis Rackets
Rubber Cement
Fishing Boots
Dice

Nylon Rope
Candles
Trash Bags
House Paint

Water Pipes
Hand Lotion
Roller Skates
Surf Boards

Shampoo
Wheels
Paint Rollers
Shower Curtains

Guitar Strings
Luggage
Aspirin
Safety Glasses

Antifreeze
Football Helmets
Awnings
Eyeglasses

Clothes
Toothbrushes
Ice Chests
Footballs

Combs
CD's
Paint Brushes
Detergents

Vaporizers
Balloons
Sun Glasses
Tents

Heart Valves
Crayons
Parachutes
Telephones

Enamel
Pillows
Dishes
Cameras

Anesthetics
Artificial Turf
Artificial limbs
Bandages

Dentures
Model Cars
Folding Doors
Hair Curlers

Cold cream
Movie film
Soft Contact lenses
Drinking Cups

Fan Belts
Car Enamel
Shaving Cream
Ammonia

Refrigerators
Golf Balls
Toothpaste

 
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