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Gas Should Be More Expensive (Democrat Policy Barf Alert)
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Posted on 05/20/2012 9:26:10 PM PDT by tsowellfan

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High gas prices will force us to think before we drive. It will encourage mass transit use, car pooling, and the sale of more fuel-efficient cars.

This nanny state ignoramus is your typical stage one thinker of the Left. He doesn’t think of the consequences of his plan.

Certainly higher fuel prices will push more people in to mass transit and car pooling and more efficient cars but what of other effects of the higher price of gas.

What of the consequences of people putting off the short trips that low fuel prices allow. What happens when people make fewer trips to the store? They buy fewer things which mean lower profits for retailers which mean that they can hire fewer employees.

If there are fewer cars on the road that must necessitate that there is less wear and tear on those cars which will mean fewer new car sales and less need for car repair. Fewer cars sales is fewer cars produced, fewer cars produced is fewer automaker employees. Fewer car repairs is fewer car repair technicians.

All of these secondary effects lead to tertiary effects all of which lead to displaced workers and more unemployed and under employed US citizens.

Low cost energy has been the engine of growth and high standards of living in the United States for more than a century. The freedom to get in your car and go where you want when you want is an ideal that is as close to the American heart as is the right to vote and right to bare arms.

21 posted on 05/21/2012 12:12:19 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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Drivers who own gas-guzzling pickup trucks will be motivated to carpool or take mass transit where it’s available.

Let's see this little busybody writer lug one of these babies onto a subway car...


22 posted on 05/21/2012 4:12:11 AM PDT by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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I am sure that it will not apply to government/umion workers.
Anyone who is in the club is excluded from laws,rules,ethics or prosecution and in most instances difficult or unprepared questions.

Here is a partial list: an “important” Politicians,Media, any member of the “minority” community the media uses to make a fake political point,Holywood actors, Union thugs,illegals, leftist protestors,selcted Federal Banks,ANYONE involved in a Green company that fails in a matter of month, PBS, and generally anyone who wants to destroy the USC.


23 posted on 05/21/2012 4:40:47 AM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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Today this country burns through 21 million barrels of oil per day

False claim.

We use about 16.3 million BPD of crude oil products. If you count Natural Gas Liquids (which is part of the number usually claimed, it rises to less than 19 MMBPD.

Petroleum Product Supplied
http://www.eia.gov/dnav/pet/pet_cons_psup_dc_nus_mbblpd_m.htm

24 posted on 05/21/2012 5:06:53 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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Stupid urbs never consider that mass transit doesn’t cover most of the nation or that carpooling only works in particular situations.

And if I remember correctly, isn't anywhere near self-sustaining. There are MASSIVE tax payer subsidies for all the major mass-transit systems, including NY's and SF's.

Mark

25 posted on 05/21/2012 5:22:25 AM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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Its time to buy Harley Davidson stock, seriously.
Their will be an explosion of new motorcycle riders on the road, most will opt for 250cc 70mpg bikes. But still even a late model fuel injected big engine will get over 50mpg.

My 2009 Yamaha 1300 Tourer gets over 50mpg and costs me about $3 in gas to commute to and fro from work, the Silverado dually however costs me about $18 a day to feed its gas habit.


26 posted on 05/21/2012 5:28:46 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (Liberals need not reply.)
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I truly thought this was satire! This guy needs a 1 way ticket to Venezuela. There’s no changing this guys idiocy.


27 posted on 05/21/2012 8:42:03 AM PDT by albie
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That’s not even one tenth of the tools I carried to work each day in my truck when I was a carpenter. Maybe he thinks all the guys with utility trucks and vans just drive those things around as “red neck” status symbols.


28 posted on 05/21/2012 12:40:20 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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