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deadmessengers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-18-04 01:49 PM
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10. No, it's quite politically correct to say it.
What's politically incorrect to point out is the transportation alternatives you pointed out work very well in high-population-density areas, but don't work at all in places where it's "drive or die". It's really easy to say "just ride a bike!", when you actually HAVE that option - but for most of us, it's not.

For example, I live in a semi-rural area, 27 miles from where I work. Clearly, walking or biking are not an option for people like me. Public transportation is not an option, either - the nearest public transporation facility is a bus line 14 miles from my home.

So, I drive my 4-cylinder Accord to work. And a 50-cent gas tax would hurt like hell, but not nearly to the degree that it would hurt my asshat neighbor in his Expedition. So, I'm all for that - and it's a perfectly progressive tax. If you've got enough money for an Exploder, you can spring for the non-subsidized cost of the gas for it. Hell, I would support a bigger gas tax increase ($1?) if I knew that money would be irrevocably earmarked for R&D on alternative fuel technologies.
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