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Trump urges GOP to consider a 25-cent hike in the gas tax

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posted on Apr, 6 2019 @ 07:39 PM
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a reply to: kingparrot
I believe it's a .25 cents increase not %




posted on Apr, 6 2019 @ 07:43 PM
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a reply to: toolgal462

Haha my mistake, you’re right. Put 25% towards roads and the rest towards a bigger wall, no one would complain then.
Any Mexicans purchasing gasoline inside the USA would then be paying for the border wall, as promised. It’s a win win.
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posted on Apr, 6 2019 @ 07:45 PM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: Mach2

Ford is working on an F-150, hear tell.


Maybe, but that is in the future. The context of this thread is an immenent gas tax hike.

Not only that, most taxes on gas, and diesel pay for road infrastructure, so there would have to be alternative taxes even if every vehicle were electric.

I understand your veiw concerns an environmental component, but electric vehicles are not realistically going to replace the internal combustion engine in the immediate future, when it comes to industry, farming, or commercial transport.



posted on Apr, 6 2019 @ 07:59 PM
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originally posted by: Artemis12
If AOC gets her 'green new deal' .. No one will have to worry about gas prices because the phasing out of silly things like owning a car will slowly become obsolete.



That cause she will create a fart tax.




posted on Apr, 6 2019 @ 08:03 PM
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a reply to: Mach2




The context of this thread is an immenent gas tax hike.


Don't hold your breath.
Elections are right around the corner. 34 Senate seats up for grabs.

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posted on Apr, 6 2019 @ 08:03 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Your source is wapo asking a dem.



posted on Apr, 6 2019 @ 08:06 PM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: Mach2




The context of this thread is an immenent gas tax hike.


Don't hold your breath.
Elections are right around the corner. 34 Senate seats up for grabs.


Only when free diving my friend.



posted on Apr, 6 2019 @ 08:06 PM
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Screw the "Space Force" idea!!

We need an INFRASTRUCTURE FORCE!

Recruiting from all walks of life and job backgrounds to SPECIFICALLY "attack" our REAL national security issue; the deplorable conditions of our infrastructure.

I'd be willing to pay .25 cents or more for that.

If we can lose 23 trillion and not sweat it, what's
the difference?



posted on Apr, 6 2019 @ 08:23 PM
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I keep hearing all this chatter about our crumbling infrastructure, yet I've driven all over this country and the only roads I've seen in desperate need of fixing are always in the cities. New Orleans and Cleveland are the worst in my opinion.

I don't think the federal government should be responsible for city streets and nothing short of flying cars will fix New Orleans anyway.




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posted on Apr, 6 2019 @ 08:28 PM
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Good god I hope not....ugh..

But this is the wa post so I'm not convinced it's true with their reputation.



posted on Apr, 6 2019 @ 08:41 PM
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originally posted by: DontTreadOnMe
a reply to: DBCowboy

Isn't fixing the roads a STATE issue?
I know my governor sure thinks it is!!!!!


Only State routes
Interstate routes are purely Federal (although States do chip in)



posted on Apr, 6 2019 @ 09:18 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

TBH, he may just be thinking ahead.

3rd quarter of 2019 we are going to be a net exporter of oil, so supply and demand being what it is, I doubt we'll see $75 a barrel ever again.

Much less $100.

Oil companies out here in North Dakota are slowing down on their 2 and 3 year drilling plans because of it... they see a supply glut coming, which means cheaper gas.

And for the electric car people, every time you plug it in you are supporting the coal industry.

Where do you think we get most of our electricity from?




posted on Apr, 6 2019 @ 09:24 PM
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a reply to: Lumenari




Where do you think we get most of our electricity from?

Depends on where you live, probably. Natural gas is big in a lot of the country. Big in 2016, probably bigger now. Coal plants are going away.

www.eia.gov...

We're stuck mostly with oil here but a garbage burning generator provides some. PV is big, of course.


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posted on Apr, 6 2019 @ 09:33 PM
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a reply to: Phage

It has gone down since I've looked at it last!

However, Natural Gas is a byproduct of an oil well, for the most part.

So still stuck with fossil fuels.

Thanks for correcting me on the coal part though.




posted on Apr, 6 2019 @ 09:38 PM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: Lumenari




Where do you think we get most of our electricity from?

Depends on where you live, probably. Natural gas is big in a lot of the country. Big in 2016, probably bigger now. Coal plants are going away.

www.eia.gov...

We're stuck mostly with oil here but a garbage burning generator provides some. PV is big, of course.



I think you will find coal has actually made a small advance the past two years. I don't think it's a great way to go in the long term, as even "clean" coal is environmentally unsound.



posted on Apr, 6 2019 @ 09:42 PM
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However, Natural Gas is a byproduct of an oil well, for the most part.

Not really, natural gas is more often targeted separately than oil.

But it is way cleaner than coal and better than oil.



posted on Apr, 6 2019 @ 09:47 PM
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a reply to: Mach2


I think you will find coal has actually made a small advance the past two years.
Incorrect. In 2018 coal provided 30% of electrical production and gas provided 39% (see above source).

And, there's this:
www.reuters.com...



posted on Apr, 6 2019 @ 09:47 PM
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Come on POTUS

Won't change my vote simply because having a Dem in place is the worse of two evils, but come on

I don't believe it until I hear it from his mouth but still raises the question



posted on Apr, 6 2019 @ 09:48 PM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: Lumenari




However, Natural Gas is a byproduct of an oil well, for the most part.

Not really, natural gas is more often targeted separately than oil.

But it is way cleaner than coal and better than oil.


I guess this is a bad time to tell you that what I do for a living is refine Natural Gas in the Bakken oilfield...

1/3 of what comes out of an oil well here is Natural Gas.

I take to market about 2.5 million gallons a month, for instance...




posted on Apr, 6 2019 @ 09:49 PM
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a reply to: Phage

None of which is better than nuclear. Uranium and thorium are both incredible common, and depending on the fuel cycle a near inexhaustible source of power (in terms of our civilization's probable span)

Sadly gov scum has largely hoarded the technology for 80+ years



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