81% Oppose Gas Tax Hike To Encourage Sales of More Efficient Cars

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  1. Revmitchell

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    Given last year’s record-high gasoline prices and the still-fluctuating price at the pump, most Americans aren’t interested in the government tacking on any more, even in the name of fuel efficiency.

    Just 10% of adults think the federal government should increase the tax on gasoline by a large amount as a way of encouraging people to buy more fuel-efficient cars, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.

    Eighty-one percent (81%) oppose a large tax hike for that purpose, and eight percent (8%) are undecided.


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    I'm in favor of a big gas to pay off the 2 gas wars. We should dump it on the grandkids? No, put our money where our mouth is.
     
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    Does anyone know what this guy is talking about?
     
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    thats what we need, more taxes, but the new 'change' will run this country into the toilet. More taxes aren't going to encourage anyone here to buy energy efficent cars, not when you can't pay bills and buy food for your family already. When we buy a car we have a $2,000. limit, can't buy an energy efficent car for that can you?
     
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    I never know what he's talking about. :laugh:
     
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    He wants a big gas for gas wars - or some such nonsense.

    Don't be too hard on him - he's still seeing the pretty colors from drinking the Obama kool-aid.
     
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    Half the few federal budget will be borrowed money. If you don't like a larger gas tax then how do you propose to pay it off? by Inflation?
     
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    Who is the federal government borrowing money from? China? Russia? Mexico? Great Britain?

    If the government would cut their spending down, they would be able to easily regain the money that they "borrowed" from whoever. They don't need to raise taxes. Its just never a good idea, especially during an economic recession.
     
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    Wouldn't it have been better to ask how it could possibly be paid back BEFORE spending it?

    What percentage of your income are YOU willing to pay in various taxes to pay off the borrowed money?
     

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