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SunnySong Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-10 09:40 AM
Response to Reply #75
79. Fuel taxes are becoming less efficent every year to fund roads...
since more cars on the road do not use fuel.

It would be like a tax on television tubes to fund PBS...

Narrow taxes have a way of becoming obsolete... thats all.
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  -I strongly believe in "sin taxes" What do you think? divideandconquer  Jul-18-10 02:02 PM   #0 
  - OH boy!!  TwilightGardener   Jul-18-10 02:04 PM   #1 
  - pass the butter and diet coke please  leftofcool   Jul-18-10 02:59 PM   #32 
  - You're talking about a shakedown for money, and not even for victimless crimes here  slackmaster   Jul-18-10 02:04 PM   #2 
  - Aren't all taxes..  verges   Jul-18-10 02:07 PM   #9 
  - Usually taxes have some kind of rational connection to the activity or goods being taxed  slackmaster   Jul-18-10 02:33 PM   #27 
     - So electric cars don't ride on pavement only gasoline vehicles?  SunnySong   Jul-18-10 10:49 PM   #72 
        - That doesn't follow logically from what I wrote  slackmaster   Jul-19-10 08:36 AM   #75 
           - Fuel taxes are becoming less efficent every year to fund roads...  SunnySong   Jul-19-10 09:40 AM   #79 
  - "Shakedown". Interesting word, that. Seems to be in fashion. -nt  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Jul-18-10 10:50 PM   #73 
  - oh goody...another person who gets to 'decide' what 'sins'  ProdigalJunkMail   Jul-18-10 02:04 PM   #3 
  - D&C is good at that...  ProgressiveProfessor   Jul-18-10 03:25 PM   #42 
  - if you want to make some serious money  davidinalameda   Jul-18-10 02:05 PM   #4 
  - And let's tax marriage, and church, and the rich, and the rich again, and the beautiful...  LooseWilly   Jul-18-10 03:19 PM   #38 
     - ties I agree with  davidinalameda   Jul-18-10 07:35 PM   #63 
  - Who decides what a "sin" is?  virgogal   Jul-18-10 02:05 PM   #5 
  - The legislatures that pass the taxes.  verges   Jul-18-10 02:09 PM   #13 
  - Many of us are not elected representatives.  Obamanaut   Jul-18-10 02:17 PM   #21 
     - Quite correct. I'm sorry. It won't happen again.  verges   Jul-18-10 10:47 PM   #71 
  - That's the rub...  Freetradesucks   Jul-18-10 07:43 PM   #66 
  - -1  SammyWinstonJack   Jul-18-10 02:05 PM   #6 
  - It's better than throwing people in jail for doing them. Save jail and prison for real criminals.  w4rma   Jul-18-10 02:06 PM   #7 
  - People should pay for that part of the government they use  divideandconquer   Jul-18-10 02:14 PM   #18 
     - Please list what you use, I think you just might pay off the deficit with the taxes we raise on you  county worker   Jul-18-10 07:52 PM   #69 
  - Also, buying inefficient cars, building sprawl  Radical Activist   Jul-18-10 02:06 PM   #8 
  - What should the tax be for starting unnecessary wars?  ret5hd   Jul-18-10 02:09 PM   #14 
  - Unrec.  Individualist   Jul-18-10 02:07 PM   #10 
  - I'll consider it  Yuugal   Jul-18-10 02:08 PM   #11 
  - Well at least your name is apropos. n/t  Greyhound   Jul-18-10 02:08 PM   #12 
  - Oh, there's a good idea...  MineralMan   Jul-18-10 02:11 PM   #15 
  - If there's a social cost, yes. Otherwise, no.  Dogmudgeon   Jul-18-10 02:11 PM   #16 
  - I think we should start with reverting the income tax code to pre-1980 rates.  Warren Stupidity   Jul-18-10 02:13 PM   #17 
  - Sin is a religious concept that has no place in government.  Bluebear   Jul-18-10 02:15 PM   #19 
  - Sin has been in government ever since there was government!  divideandconquer   Jul-18-10 02:18 PM   #22 
     - "Oh my, how naive!" - - oh my, how rude!  Bluebear   Jul-18-10 02:18 PM   #24 
     - Folks used to think earth was flat, too. (nt)  Heidi   Jul-18-10 02:35 PM   #29 
  - Your morals shouldn't cost the rest of us one red cent. Maybe YOU be taxed  Heidi   Jul-18-10 02:17 PM   #20 
  - I don't indulge in any of the above listed behaviors except: I own a lot of guns  old mark   Jul-18-10 02:18 PM   #23 
  - That would fall under  Tejas   Jul-18-10 03:39 PM   #47 
     - I have several sawed off shotguns and an evil SKS, and about 14 various  old mark   Jul-18-10 04:27 PM   #49 
  - OK as long as the sin involved is greed.....  hedgehog   Jul-18-10 02:21 PM   #25 
  - I see no problem with the government raising funds using taxes...  Ozymanithrax   Jul-18-10 02:29 PM   #26 
  - Hmmm...  beevul   Jul-18-10 02:33 PM   #28 
  - What is wrong with a sales tax on non-essential goods?  Odin2005   Jul-18-10 02:36 PM   #30 
  - I prefer LUXURY taxes  SoCalDem   Jul-18-10 02:36 PM   #31 
  - Yes, luxury taxes. Or even greed taxes in keeping with the "sin" theme.  Democrats_win   Jul-18-10 03:06 PM   #35 
  - With the feds set to start monitoring  Axle_techie   Jul-18-10 02:59 PM   #33 
  - I don't believe in sin, so I don't believe in sin taxes anymore than unicorn taxes. nt  ZombieHorde   Jul-18-10 03:04 PM   #34 
  - I strongly believe that self righteous flamebait is a sin...  mitchum   Jul-18-10 03:09 PM   #36 
  - My thoughts on sin taxes.  Synicus Maximus   Jul-18-10 03:19 PM   #37 
  - A soda tax is in the news, in light of oil spill, maybe gas taxes should go up  divideandconquer   Jul-18-10 03:23 PM   #41 
  - Tax booze but not the wine I drink. I quit smoking so I am smugly in favor of  CTyankee   Jul-18-10 03:29 PM   #44 
  - I strongly believe in "sinning".  LooseWilly   Jul-18-10 03:21 PM   #39 
  - America is still jampacked with Puritans eager to get the "sinners".  Tierra_y_Libertad   Jul-18-10 03:22 PM   #40 
  - and who decides 'good' or 'bad'  spanone   Jul-18-10 03:28 PM   #43 
  - So how do we tax your hubris?  thelordofhell   Jul-18-10 03:32 PM   #45 
  - Yes, start with ---> televisions and gaming consoles.  Tejas   Jul-18-10 03:33 PM   #46 
  - If we tax people I deem stupid we would have no debt(nt)  The Straight Story   Jul-18-10 03:40 PM   #48 
  - Profit is a sin so lets just tax that ok?  FooshIt   Jul-18-10 04:36 PM   #50 
  - +1000  laughingliberal   Jul-18-10 06:33 PM   #60 
  - I don't believe they should be called sin taxes  LatteLibertine   Jul-18-10 04:40 PM   #51 
  - I strongly believe in taxing the living shit out of sin tax advocates  Donnachaidh   Jul-18-10 04:47 PM   #52 
  - +1  NutmegYankee   Jul-18-10 06:07 PM   #56 
  - Well that's stupider then usual.  proteus_lives   Jul-18-10 05:00 PM   #53 
  - well, there's the rub: "Economic costs to society" (one of the rubs, anyways)  JHB   Jul-18-10 05:19 PM   #54 
  - Ugh...  krabigirl   Jul-18-10 06:03 PM   #55 
  - Unrec  Biker13   Jul-18-10 06:10 PM   #57 
  - As long as you get to define "sin", right????  yella_dawg   Jul-18-10 06:12 PM   #58 
  - Economic costs to society? Whoa boy, the taxes could be for so many things.  Curmudgeoness   Jul-18-10 06:22 PM   #59 
  - Some people will propose anything to keep from taxing the rich.  laughingliberal   Jul-18-10 06:34 PM   #61 
  - +1  RainDog   Jul-18-10 07:40 PM   #65 
  - don't forget "ecological" sins - which do far more damage to more people  RainDog   Jul-18-10 06:36 PM   #62 
  - Recouping externalized costs AND promoting healthier behavior is a win/win  depakid   Jul-18-10 07:39 PM   #64 
  - What's the difference between sin, vice, and personal pleasure without "costs to society?"  Sparkly   Jul-18-10 07:44 PM   #67 
  - That's a pretty short list. I'm sure you could come up with some others to make liberals look bad  county worker   Jul-18-10 07:48 PM   #68 
  - Funny thing is, almost all of those (except maybe "go to prostitutes") are sins of the POOR --  smalll   Jul-18-10 08:21 PM   #70 
  - We already tax the daylights out of flying... nt  SunnySong   Jul-18-10 10:51 PM   #74 
  - If greed and power are sins.  mmonk   Jul-19-10 08:38 AM   #76 
  - Send me a detailed list of your hobbies, choices, and activities.  Statistical   Jul-19-10 09:01 AM   #77 
  - I am not completely opposed to using the tax code as a policy tool, if that's what you mean. nt.  Hosnon   Jul-19-10 09:03 AM   #78 

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