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KarenInMA Donating Member (821 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 10:19 AM
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15. Did I say poor people don't drive?
no. No I did not. Do you think that artificially low prices help you?

I want to FORCE the gov to change. If you want your children to be able to breath when they're your age, you'd see what I'm saying.

If we had honest politicians in the last 20 years, this would have been avoided, but we haven't so now it's a bloody mess. That is unfortunate, but it's reality.

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  -I want higher gas prices. KarenInMA  Aug-19-05 10:01 AM   #0 
  - What about people that can't afford higher prices?  kentuck   Aug-19-05 10:04 AM   #1 
  - I feel very bad for those people,  KarenInMA   Aug-19-05 10:08 AM   #4 
  - I have to agree with that...  Bush_Eats_Beef   Aug-19-05 10:09 AM   #6 
  - whether or not it's "good" is ultimately immaterial....  mike_c   Aug-19-05 10:32 AM   #23 
     - Agreed, it's inevitable...  Bush_Eats_Beef   Aug-19-05 10:36 AM   #26 
     - So why should oil companies make obscene profits if it is inevitable?  kentuck   Aug-19-05 10:37 AM   #28 
        - "Why not put price controls on the oil companies"  KarenInMA   Aug-19-05 10:38 AM   #30 
        - nixon did it, you calling him an honest politician  pitohui   Aug-19-05 11:34 AM   #63 
        - I agree 100 percent....  mike_c   Aug-19-05 10:43 AM   #36 
        - How do you propose we do this?  KarenInMA   Aug-19-05 10:45 AM   #37 
           - Exactly...folks, let's get real...  getmeouttahere   Aug-19-05 10:57 AM   #44 
        - Um, it's not the oil companies.  Redstone   Aug-19-05 11:16 AM   #56 
           - But oil companies have record profits ?  kentuck   Aug-19-05 11:29 AM   #60 
              - One more time: The oil companies have record profits,  Redstone   Aug-19-05 05:06 PM   #83 
  - agree and I am one of them ...  earthmama   Aug-19-05 11:26 AM   #59 
  - People won't have anything to eat in the near future if we don't  Lorien   Aug-19-05 06:37 PM   #86 
  - I wrote a paper almost 30 years ago in which I suggested a 50-cent tax  Ron_Green   Aug-19-05 10:08 AM   #2 
  - Why don't you run for public office?  getmeouttahere   Aug-19-05 10:09 AM   #5 
  - You weren't bribed by the oil companies for your opinion.  FloridaPat   Aug-19-05 10:12 AM   #9 
  - In a way we've all been bribed with cheap fossil fuel prices  Ron_Green   Aug-19-05 10:17 AM   #14 
     - Bingo was his name-o, Ron_Green!!!  getmeouttahere   Aug-19-05 10:39 AM   #32 
  - There were a few such proposals  ramapo   Aug-19-05 10:23 AM   #19 
  - I hear ya, Karen...  getmeouttahere   Aug-19-05 10:08 AM   #3 
  - Mass transit is part of it  KarenInMA   Aug-19-05 10:10 AM   #7 
     - BushCo is oilman=oil companies hate mass transit=disaster  getmeouttahere   Aug-19-05 10:12 AM   #10 
  - There is no money. The treasury is empty. The future has been  FloridaPat   Aug-19-05 10:11 AM   #8 
  - Sad, but very true...  getmeouttahere   Aug-19-05 10:13 AM   #12 
  - I haven't heard that since the seventies  Career Prole   Aug-19-05 10:12 AM   #11 
  - You and me both, Career Prole...  getmeouttahere   Aug-19-05 10:16 AM   #13 
  - Did I say poor people don't drive?  KarenInMA   Aug-19-05 10:19 AM   #15 
  - karen your analysis will kill yr children's hope of clean air  pitohui   Aug-19-05 11:40 AM   #66 
     - You can't run cars on coal.  KarenInMA   Aug-19-05 12:00 PM   #71 
        - But if you're talking about the govt doing something....  getmeouttahere   Aug-19-05 12:30 PM   #76 
  - But don't you know?  CrispyQGirl   Aug-19-05 11:07 AM   #54 
  - Well it is HURTING ME BADLY!!! I ONLY TAKE HOME ENOUGH TO BUY FOOD  jsamuel   Aug-19-05 10:21 AM   #16 
  - Higher prices are just making oil companies even more powerful.  1932   Aug-19-05 10:21 AM   #17 
  - But this is only way.  KarenInMA   Aug-19-05 10:28 AM   #20 
     - consumption tax on gas, or windfall profit taxes on oil corp profits.  1932   Aug-19-05 10:32 AM   #22 
     - You make some good points, 1932...  getmeouttahere   Aug-19-05 10:38 AM   #29 
     - "their desire to conserve fuel"  Ron_Green   Aug-19-05 10:43 AM   #35 
        - Well, so be it....  getmeouttahere   Aug-19-05 11:04 AM   #52 
        - You hit the nail on the head with this post!  CrispyQGirl   Aug-19-05 11:20 AM   #57 
           - Bravo, CrispyQGirl...  getmeouttahere   Aug-19-05 11:40 AM   #67 
     - It's so ironic, while we're having this discussion...  getmeouttahere   Aug-19-05 10:34 AM   #24 
     - People were demanding it before it was hurting!  jsamuel   Aug-19-05 10:36 AM   #25 
     - What did Clinton, or Bush 1 or Reagan do about this  KarenInMA   Aug-19-05 10:42 AM   #34 
        - What I was talking about was the global talks and other environmental laws  jsamuel   Aug-19-05 10:54 AM   #41 
     - you're always wrong when you say yr way is only way  pitohui   Aug-19-05 11:47 AM   #68 
  - Jimmy Carter = Conservation, Public Works, Infrastructure  Ron_Green   Aug-19-05 10:22 AM   #18 
  - I'm with you...  Township75   Aug-19-05 10:31 AM   #21 
  - the middle and upper class will not feel any pinches unless it goes to $20  jsamuel   Aug-19-05 10:39 AM   #31 
  - It already sucks for the poor.  Career Prole   Aug-19-05 03:46 PM   #82 
  - If gas goes to $5/gallon soon, I'll be able to afford 1 fill-up per month  Mairead   Aug-19-05 10:37 AM   #27 
  - maybe this is what people mean by the "liberal elite"  jsamuel   Aug-19-05 10:41 AM   #33 
  - Why would you say that?  KarenInMA   Aug-19-05 10:46 AM   #38 
  - My solution would be to fight it now rather than waiting for it to get  jsamuel   Aug-19-05 10:51 AM   #39 
     - Fight it how?  KarenInMA   Aug-19-05 10:56 AM   #43 
     - That is what I wanted to hear :D  jsamuel   Aug-19-05 11:04 AM   #51 
     - "Most people who voted for Bush are poor"? How do you know their....  Media_Lies_Daily   Aug-19-05 10:59 AM   #46 
     - wow, um I don't know their vote was counted  jsamuel   Aug-19-05 11:05 AM   #53 
     - Seems to me folks should be cutting off...  getmeouttahere   Aug-19-05 11:00 AM   #47 
  - Well, don't hold your breath for the repukes to help...  getmeouttahere   Aug-19-05 10:55 AM   #42 
  - I don't think that is what she meant.  friesianrider   Aug-19-05 12:14 PM   #73 
  - Here's my "unfortunate reality" for you....  Media_Lies_Daily   Aug-19-05 10:53 AM   #40 
  - it's gonna hurt. I know  KarenInMA   Aug-19-05 10:58 AM   #45 
  - Oh, that's a great solution!  getmeouttahere   Aug-19-05 11:03 AM   #48 
  - I'm not going without a fight  KarenInMA   Aug-19-05 11:04 AM   #50 
  - Have we evolved so little...  getmeouttahere   Aug-19-05 11:12 AM   #55 
  - and we all know that the us military would be unable to handle  Catholic Sensation   Aug-19-05 11:38 AM   #65 
  - "Hurt"? I don't think you have a clue how bad it's going to get....  Media_Lies_Daily   Aug-19-05 11:04 AM   #49 
     - Things are going to get alot worse,  CrispyQGirl   Aug-19-05 11:31 AM   #62 
  - Revolution occurs when the middle class dwindles away...  friesianrider   Aug-19-05 12:15 PM   #74 
  - USA use twice much gas as europe  YapiYapo   Aug-19-05 11:21 AM   #58 
  - yes we have a large country, they have little ones  pitohui   Aug-19-05 11:53 AM   #69 
     - That's one of the sorriest excuses for inaction...  getmeouttahere   Aug-19-05 12:13 PM   #72 
     - What's matter is average mileage per car. US/EU  YapiYapo   Aug-19-05 01:03 PM   #77 
        - Some would try to argue that it does....  getmeouttahere   Aug-19-05 01:15 PM   #78 
  - then you want the utter destruction of our mountains  pitohui   Aug-19-05 11:31 AM   #61 
  - That's what the oil people said to Cheney when they thought up the war  mtnsnake   Aug-19-05 11:37 AM   #64 
  - sure  pitohui   Aug-19-05 11:59 AM   #70 
     - Again, do you really think a repuke controlled government...  getmeouttahere   Aug-19-05 12:17 PM   #75 
     - Great post, pitohui. n/t  mtnsnake   Aug-19-05 02:01 PM   #79 
  - I agree.  seersuckersuit   Aug-19-05 02:06 PM   #80 
  - Do not fret, you will get your wish! It'll make you very happy to know gas  LaPera   Aug-19-05 02:12 PM   #81 
  - I've been saying this for years.  MercutioATC   Aug-19-05 06:26 PM   #84 
  - So does *. Except you want reform. He wants a dictatorship.  HypnoToad   Aug-19-05 06:34 PM   #85 
 

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