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Thu Mar 22, 2012, 12:14 AM

 

Do you think we (the people) ought to get those tax breaks that the oil companies are enjoying?

You know, for their profits that we keep paying through the nose.

(We recently drove 2,377 miles round trip, wife calculated about $400 spent on gas)

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Reply Do you think we (the people) ought to get those tax breaks that the oil companies are enjoying? (Original post)
anti-alec Mar 2012 OP
gateley Mar 2012 #1
DJ13 Mar 2012 #2
TheKentuckian Mar 2012 #3
freshwest Mar 2012 #4
Liberty Belle Mar 2012 #5

Response to anti-alec (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 12:22 AM

1. This sounds like one of Big Ed's polls --

where the answer is obvious.

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Response to anti-alec (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 12:23 AM

2. Yes

I've always thought the government (both Bush and Obama) was wrong headed in the way they have dealt with the recession.

The recession is a consumer demand problem, brought about by stagnant wages that finally could no longer keep up with the pricing pressures from the gas prices in 08 coupled with housing costs inflated by a bubble.

You dont fix a consumer demand problem by ignoring the consumers and propping up the top income groups.

The fix was to actively reduce pricing pressures (strict laws to prevent speculating in commodities), and target the government's aid to the lower classes, which would reignite consumer demand far faster than anything they've wasted money on so far.

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Response to anti-alec (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 12:34 AM

3. I think many folks need to pay some more taxes and quit hunting cuts

and I'm not just talking 250k and up. We all need to be paying our Social Security. We need to fund our society.

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Response to TheKentuckian (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 12:59 AM

4. +1

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Response to anti-alec (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 02:09 AM

5. Yes, subsidize rooftop solar so we can all be power producers.

A city in northern CA did this, created its own PACE program when Fannie/Freddie killed the feds' PACE program.

Result? That city is now 50% renewable enerygy powered, and they created a lot of construction jobs too to boost their economy. Heard it at a conference last week.

We CAN do this, it just takes the will.

We can also put vertical helix windmills on our roofs, the ones that don't kill birds.

We can insulate our homes to use less fuel, too. Buildings use over half the electrical power in America. Reduce that dramatically and think how much we can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and eliminate the need for coal.

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