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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-05-06 02:44 PM
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Poll question: Hypothetical: Democrats propose a windfall profit tax on energy companies
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profiting from the rise in oil prices. Funds are used to support alternative energy sources and public transit, targeting rural America.

Good idea or bad?

Poll result (17 votes)
Good idea. (12 votes, 71%)Vote
Bad idea. (5 votes, 29%)Vote
Other (0 votes, 0%)Vote

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  -Hypothetical: Democrats propose a windfall profit tax on energy companies BurtWorm  May-05-06 02:44 PM   #0 
  - Energy companies would simply compensate for their loss...  HypnoToad   May-05-06 02:47 PM   #1 
  - So what would you do? Leave things as they are?  BurtWorm   May-05-06 02:48 PM   #2 
  - It won't pay for the energy companies to jack up prices  StopThePendulum   May-05-06 03:48 PM   #11 
  - How in the world can a PROFIT be called a LOSS???  TahitiNut   May-06-06 02:55 PM   #17 
  - Bad idea. Can't we (Dems) stop taxing things???  MercutioATC   May-05-06 02:52 PM   #3 
  - That's a very good idea, actually.  BurtWorm   May-05-06 02:55 PM   #5 
  - Here's the problem with that idea.  Vash the Stampede   May-05-06 03:14 PM   #7 
  - Yeah, I know....I'm foolishly idealistic at times...  MercutioATC   May-05-06 03:16 PM   #8 
     - Well of course there are  Vash the Stampede   May-05-06 03:26 PM   #10 
        - I think we have different definitions of "pork".  MercutioATC   May-05-06 04:31 PM   #14 
           - It's cool  Vash the Stampede   May-06-06 02:45 PM   #15 
  - Americans would CHEER the taxation of the gross, bloated  annabanana   May-06-06 02:50 PM   #16 
  - interesting!  newburgh   May-05-06 02:54 PM   #4 
  - Tax Gas guzzler cars instead & take away Oil subsidy & pork $$$  NoAmericanTaliban   May-05-06 02:59 PM   #6 
  - Oil companies would pass on the increased cost to customers  corporate_mike   May-05-06 03:19 PM   #9 
  - Not the solution. Oil companies would just raise prices.  KyuzoGator   May-05-06 03:48 PM   #12 
  - How.  BurtWorm   May-05-06 03:58 PM   #13 
  - Better yet. Nationalize the energy companies.  Tierra_y_Libertad   May-06-06 02:57 PM   #18 
 

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