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Abq_Sarah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-21-08 06:50 PM
Response to Reply #73
83. Of course it's regressive
It will increase the price of all goods and services. It's a pyramiding tax that hits every stop along the supply line for products made in the USA.
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  -I think it's time to think about raising the gas tax 1$/gal taught_me_patience  Dec-19-08 12:57 PM   #0 
  - If you really don't need that extra dollar a gallon  liberal N proud   Dec-19-08 12:59 PM   #1 
  - It is a regressive tax  gravity   Dec-19-08 01:00 PM   #2 
  - How is this tax regressive?  taught_me_patience   Dec-19-08 01:02 PM   #5 
  - Lots of low and middle income people drive trucks and SUVs as well.  Selatius   Dec-19-08 01:04 PM   #9 
  - They don't drive in proportion to income  gravity   Dec-19-08 01:06 PM   #11 
  - Seriously? You don't get it?  PeaceNikki   Dec-19-08 01:13 PM   #16 
  - Heavy cars do more damage to the road  taught_me_patience   Dec-19-08 02:02 PM   #31 
     - RE. GRESS. IVE.  PeaceNikki   Dec-19-08 02:15 PM   #35 
  - Many poorer people drive older, less efficient cars.  Hangingon   Dec-19-08 02:21 PM   #38 
  - Older cars. n/t  rucky   Dec-21-08 10:32 AM   #70 
  - it will impact the price of anything that needs to be transported  varelse   Dec-21-08 11:58 AM   #75 
  - It drives up the cost of all products  Retired AF Dem   Dec-21-08 07:21 PM   #90 
  - Tobacco taxes and liquor taxes are regressive, too .... but many seem to love 'em.  TahitiNut   Dec-19-08 03:30 PM   #52 
  - OK. This is post #3 about this.  gollygee   Dec-19-08 01:00 PM   #3 
  - Thank you for understanding, and having the spine to say it!  bobbolink   Dec-19-08 01:04 PM   #8 
  - Thanks, I was thinking of ading some bleeps and blanks in my reply  DainBramaged   Dec-19-08 01:24 PM   #21 
  - Tobacco taxes and liquor taxes are regressive, too .... but DU seems to love 'em.  TahitiNut   Dec-19-08 03:28 PM   #51 
  - Is it automatically regressive? What if every dime collected went to solving poverty issues.  Evoman   Dec-21-08 11:54 AM   #73 
     - Of course it's regressive  Abq_Sarah   Dec-21-08 06:50 PM   #83 
  - Uhmm... No!  D__S   Dec-19-08 01:01 PM   #4 
  - Then how do we pay for roads?  taught_me_patience   Dec-19-08 01:04 PM   #7 
  - Are you familiar with the concept of INCOME TAXES????  bobbolink   Dec-19-08 01:05 PM   #10 
  - Totally wrong  taught_me_patience   Dec-19-08 01:09 PM   #12 
     - Before you dismiss me out of hand, take a look at the RESEARCH!  bobbolink   Dec-19-08 01:12 PM   #14 
        - here is some research  taught_me_patience   Dec-19-08 01:19 PM   #19 
  - People shouldn't be forced into a situation...  D__S   Dec-19-08 01:12 PM   #15 
  - Let's start taxing the wealthy at the same levels FDR did  Donnachaidh   Dec-19-08 01:25 PM   #22 
     - Yeah, baby!  MookieWilson   Dec-19-08 02:04 PM   #33 
  - I like the idea of providing more help to low and moderate income people, but eliminating  pampango   Dec-19-08 01:29 PM   #23 
  - Excellent idea.... then all POOR FOLK can die.  bobbolink   Dec-19-08 01:03 PM   #6 
  - This is the opposite of regonomics, actually  taught_me_patience   Dec-19-08 01:11 PM   #13 
     - I'm going to respond to you like you did to me -- TOTALLY WRONG  bobbolink   Dec-19-08 01:14 PM   #17 
  - $1 at the beginning is too much. I do like the idea of higher taxes on the addictions we want to  pampango   Dec-19-08 01:18 PM   #18 
  - Raise the gas tax, raise the beer tax, raise the cigarette tax  DainBramaged   Dec-19-08 01:22 PM   #20 
  - Know what???  catnhatnh   Dec-19-08 01:30 PM   #24 
  - Don't bitch then  taught_me_patience   Dec-19-08 01:40 PM   #26 
  - What do you have against poor people?  derby378   Dec-19-08 01:49 PM   #27 
  - I have nothing against poor people  taught_me_patience   Dec-19-08 01:58 PM   #30 
     - Wow you're really humane  mentalsolstice   Dec-21-08 11:57 AM   #74 
  - Yeah Einstein...That'll all be MY fault....  catnhatnh   Dec-19-08 01:52 PM   #28 
  - Yes, indeed--RATIONING would be the only RATIONAL solution,  bobbolink   Dec-19-08 02:36 PM   #42 
     - I drive a Honda Accord  taught_me_patience   Dec-19-08 02:40 PM   #44 
        - And you've blown your cover.  bobbolink   Dec-19-08 08:43 PM   #60 
        - Ahhh, so you have the luxury of going out...  mentalsolstice   Dec-21-08 12:02 PM   #78 
  - And don't YOU "BITCH" when you are homeless, and nobody gives a fuck.  bobbolink   Dec-19-08 02:34 PM   #41 
  - Thank you for putting it like it is. BUt, clearly, this is NOT a person who can hear.  bobbolink   Dec-19-08 02:33 PM   #40 
  - Brilliant!  RoyGBiv   Dec-19-08 08:46 PM   #61 
  - Well said.  HypnoToad   Dec-21-08 08:30 AM   #67 
  - hell no  GTRMAN   Dec-19-08 01:36 PM   #25 
  - Make it illegal to pump our own gas like it used to be and that will kill two birds with one stone  NNN0LHI   Dec-19-08 01:56 PM   #29 
  - No, I vote to eliminate all consumption taxes, lets base our system on "income". n/t  MazeRat7   Dec-19-08 02:04 PM   #32 
  - EXCELLENT!  bobbolink   Dec-19-08 02:36 PM   #43 
  - Hahahaha! Ya NO!!!  socordsx   Dec-19-08 02:06 PM   #34 
  - Again?? Still a silly idea. Give government still more money? No thanks.  jmg257   Dec-19-08 02:16 PM   #36 
  - taught_me_silly  deaniac21   Dec-19-08 02:17 PM   #37 
  - Bad idea  dkofos   Dec-19-08 02:24 PM   #39 
  - I believe a gas tax is the best way  BreatheOnMe   Dec-19-08 03:02 PM   #45 
  - Careful  taught_me_patience   Dec-19-08 03:18 PM   #48 
  - Ok, this post is the running for the "Most Idiotic Post of the Year" award...  Ghost in the Machine   Dec-19-08 03:07 PM   #46 
  - No, but many of the responses in tis thread are in the running.  Tesha   Dec-19-08 05:12 PM   #56 
  - How many of those poor people that you're so worried about can afford to buy a new vehicle?  Ghost in the Machine   Dec-19-08 08:21 PM   #58 
     - Yeah, hemp, That's the answer.  Tesha   Dec-20-08 01:58 PM   #63 
        - Be careful.... before you fall off your high horse there, princess....  Ghost in the Machine   Dec-20-08 09:02 PM   #64 
           - I've talked to too many of you hemp nuts on DU to believe that the bulk of you...  Tesha   Dec-21-08 08:13 AM   #66 
              - I've talked to too many brainless, hyperbolic nuts that spout off about things they know nothing  Ghost in the Machine   Dec-21-08 09:44 AM   #68 
                 - See, that's the point.  Tesha   Dec-21-08 11:37 AM   #71 
                    - Wow, you couldn't even beat your own strawman down huh? Your nuisance/distraction skills aren't very  Ghost in the Machine   Dec-21-08 02:47 PM   #82 
                       - As I said, I've had this conversation often enough to know what was on your mind.  Tesha   Dec-21-08 07:41 PM   #91 
                          - You obviously have no clue as to what's on my mind...  Ghost in the Machine   Dec-21-08 08:23 PM   #95 
  - It has good competition here  mentalsolstice   Dec-21-08 12:09 PM   #79 
  - Only, and only if, those taxes are used for public transportation.  madinmaryland   Dec-19-08 03:15 PM   #47 
  - Yep... that's what it should be for  taught_me_patience   Dec-19-08 03:20 PM   #49 
  - Must be nice to have so much money that you can throw it away like that.  MiltonF   Dec-19-08 03:22 PM   #50 
  - Got any other pet sin taxes you want to impose on people who don't live like you do?  ThomWV   Dec-19-08 04:38 PM   #53 
  - Face it: Americans will *NEVER* change their ways until the last drop of oil is gone.  Tesha   Dec-19-08 04:52 PM   #54 
  - I agree, I know it's not inherently popular, but it makes sense.  joe_sixpack   Dec-19-08 05:04 PM   #55 
  - Agreed  taught_me_patience   Dec-19-08 05:20 PM   #57 
  - I guess you can afford it so SCREW everyone else who can not?  Blue State Native   Dec-19-08 08:24 PM   #59 
  - astroturfers who push this crap don't care about the poor or the middle class  pitohui   Dec-21-08 06:59 PM   #86 
  - I think you're wrong n/t  RoyGBiv   Dec-19-08 08:46 PM   #62 
  - I think it's past time some people developed compassion  notsodumbhillbilly   Dec-20-08 09:15 PM   #65 
  - There are other ways to achieve your goals...  George Oilwellian   Dec-21-08 10:30 AM   #69 
  - Many comments are not worthy of discussion  taught_me_patience   Dec-21-08 11:51 AM   #72 
     - Transportation costs affect the cost of *everything*  varelse   Dec-21-08 01:06 PM   #80 
  - This type of tax hurts the poor and middle class the most.  Dappleganger   Dec-21-08 11:59 AM   #76 
  - I think its a good idea..with some restriction.  Evoman   Dec-21-08 12:01 PM   #77 
  - progressive countries with high sales taxes and high gas taxes (apples to oranges)  varelse   Dec-21-08 01:26 PM   #81 
  - fuck that - raise taxes on the rich bastards  Skittles   Dec-21-08 06:52 PM   #84 
  - almost as good as the $10 tax for trips under 2 miles idea  sundog   Dec-21-08 06:59 PM   #85 
  - That would never fly with the public.  jaredh   Dec-21-08 07:09 PM   #87 
  - Rasing taxes in a recession is a VERY BAD IDEA.  Odin2005   Dec-21-08 07:13 PM   #88 
  - It's time to think about raising taxes on oil corp profits.  Hannah Bell   Dec-21-08 07:18 PM   #89 
  - It took 89 posts before someone in this thread got the right answer  IDemo   Dec-21-08 07:50 PM   #92 
     - If you taxed oil companies at $1 per gallon of gasoline wouldn't they just raise the price of gasoli  Statistical   Dec-21-08 07:59 PM   #93 
        - not in a context of falling demand, no. unless they want to lose more business.  Hannah Bell   Dec-21-08 09:04 PM   #96 
  - People don't need to commute to work..Just slash their jobs!  lib2DaBone   Dec-21-08 08:14 PM   #94 

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