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State govts. try to raise gas tax

30 Jun
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randazzo06282Here’s a novel idea: Considering the high cost of gas these days, the government should raise the gas tax. Sounds too unbelievable?

The Virginia state senators passed a resolution raising the state gas tax another 6 cents.  Though Republicans in the House of Delegates are determined to stop the resolution there, the measure highlights a continuing trend across the country. As crude oil prices spike past $140 per barrel, even the government seems unable to help the problem.

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced Wednesday that he wants a half-cent increase for his city. West Virginia has a planned 6-cent gas tax increase scheduled for January 1, 2009. Even New Jersey, with the nations third lowest gas tax rate, is hesitantly considering a hike.

Governments claim they need the gas money to fund new transportation projects. Lawmakers blame the oil companies for the high prices, and many don’t feel government work should stop just because business “greed” has set a high price.

A look at the statistics though, shows that it’s actually state and federal treasuries who earn more—twice as much over the past 25-years—from tax revenues than the big oil companies do from their profits.  While Exxon and their bandit gang have been earning their billions, the government has been taking in trillions.

Democratic candidate Barack Obama supports the current federal gas taxes, and has called for more corporate taxes on the oil companies themselves. He said earlier this month, “I’ll make oil companies like Exxon pay a tax on their windfall profits and we’ll use the money to help families pay for their skyrocketing energy costs and other bills,” though it’s unclear how he’ll keep those companies from passing on their increased costs to the consumer at the pump.

Karl Rove countered Obama further in a Wall Street Journal op-ed June 20. He said that oil companies only make about 8.3-cents in gross profit from each dollar sale. The electronics industry’s 14.5-cent profit per dollar sale and the Microsoft margin at 27.5-cents.

On the flip side of the issue, John McCain has proposed an 18.5-cent cut in gasoline rates and a 24.5-cent cut on diesel fuel, which will bring in less money for the government and hypothetically force it to curb spending.  And ignoring its fellow states, Arkansas voted down a fuel tax increase, instead choosing to issue bonds to fund its road projects.

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  1. BETTY J JACKSON

    July 5, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    HELLO REV DR. TOMMY DAVIS: PRAISE THE LORD.

    I THANK GOD ON EVERY OCCASSION THAT I AM BLESSED WITH TO
    COMMUNICATE WITH YOU IN ANY WAY, WHETHER IT BE ON THE BLOG
    OR OTHERWISE. YOU ARE A JEWEL THAT HAS BEEN HIDDEN FROM
    THE PUBLIC SQUARE HERE IN ROCHESTER, NEW YORK FOR TOO LONG.
    IT’S TIME THAT YOU CAME OUT AND LET THE COMMUNITY BE BLESSED
    WITH YOUR INTELLECTUAL, SPIRITUAL FERVER, ACADEMIC PROWESS,
    YOUR WISDOM, KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING OF ALL THINGS
    PRETAINING TO THE “HEALTH, WELFARE, SAFETY AND SECURITY”
    OF THE WHOLE INDIVIDUAL IN MANKIND. YOU ARE A BLESSING TO
    SOCIETY. IT IS A BLESSING TO BE BLESSED BY YOU.

    CONCERNING THIS “ARTICLE:”STATE GOVERNMENT TRY TO RAISE GAS
    TAX.”

    IT APPEARS TO ME THAT SOMEONE OF NO PARTICULAR IDENTITY IS
    GIVING SENATOR BARACK OBAMA MORE CREDIT THAN HE DESERVES
    CONCERNING ALL THINGS POLITICAL, AS IF SENATOR OBAMA IS THE
    GOOSE THAT LAID THE GOLDEN EGG, WHEN IT COMES TO SOLVING
    AMERICA’S PROBLEMS. SENATOR OBAMA MAY INDEED BE A GOOSE,
    BUT, I GUARANTEE YOU, HE DOES NOT HAVE A GOLDEN EGG.

    HE HAS A “HIDDEN AGENDA” FOR EVERYTHING THAT HE PROPOSE TO
    SOLVE AMERICA’S PROBLEMS. AND, I CAN PROVE THAT. THAT IS
    NOT JUST AN “EMPTY ALLEGATION OUT OF MALICIOUS MISCHIEVE!”

    EXAMPLE: I READ A RECENT ARTICLE THAT WILL CLARIFY THIS
    ALLEGATION…THE ARTICLE IS ENTITLED: “DEMOCRATS GIVE
    DISCOUNT TO PLANNED PARENTHOOD.”

    LET ME ELABORATE MY FEELINGS ABOUT ALL OF THIS AFTER I
    DESCRIBE TO YOU WHAT THE ARTICLE SAID:

    IN A LOCAL ROCHESTER NEW YORK NEWS PAPER CALLED “THE
    GOOD NEWS ROCHESTER” NEWSPAPAER, WHICH IS A “FAITH BASED
    NEWS NEWSPAPER. IT READ:

    (EP NEWS) THANKS TO DEMOCRAT MANEUVR, “P L A N N E D-
    P A R E N T H O O D,” WILL RECEIVE “A D I S C O U N T” FROM
    DRUG MANUFACTURERS IN A BILL “D E S I G N E D” “T O F U N D
    O U R T R O O P S. (IN OTHER WORDS, THIS MONEY WAS
    ORIGINALLY DESIGNED FOR “MILITARY PURPOSES.) ON MAY 21,2008
    THE U.S SENATE VOTED ON “A N A M E N D M E N T T O” THE
    “W A R S U P P L E M E N T A L A P P R O P R I A T I O N S
    B I L L.”

    DEMOCRATS, LED BY “S E N A T O R B A R A C K O’ B A M A,”
    HAD “I N S E R T E D L A N G U A G E”TO HELP”P L A N N E D
    P A R E N T H O O D” INTO THE “D O M E S T I C –
    S P E N D I N G” PORTION OF THIS “T R O O P – F U N D I N G
    B I L L.” THE SENATE PASSED THE AMENDMENT 75-22. THE
    PROVISION ALLOWS FOR GROUPS LIKE “P L A N N E D-
    P A R E N T H O O D” AND “U N I V E R S I T Y H E A L T H
    C E N T E R S” TO RECEIVE DISCOUNTED PRICES FROM DRUG
    MANUFACTURERS FOR DRUGS LIKE THE “M O R N I N G A F T E R
    P I L L.” WHICH MAY CAUSE “A N E A R L Y A B O R T I O N.”

    “P L A N N E D P A R E N T H O O D” THE NATION’S LARGEST
    ABORTION PROVIDER, RECEIVED “$330 M I L L I O N” IN
    TAXPAYER MONEY LAST YEAR.

    LET ME REFLECT ON THE PHENOMENAL AMOUNT OF MONEY THAT
    PLANNED PARENTHOOD RECEIVED, THANKS TO THE U. S. SENATE,
    AND SENATOR BARACK O’BAMA. AND THEN, LET ME EXPLAIN TO
    AMERICA THAT THIS “TAXPAYERS” MONEY, IS A “B L A T A N T
    S L A P – I N- T H E- F A C E” TO EVERY TAXPAYER IN
    AMERICA. WHAT IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST IS THE U. S.
    SENATE DOING ALLOCATING MONEY SET UP IN A FUND FOR THE
    U. S. MILITARY, DIVERTING THAT MONEY FOR OUR TROOPS TO
    A GROUP OF “M U R D E R S” LIKE PLANNED PARENTHOOD? HAVE
    OUR NATIONS SENATORS “L O S T T H E I R M I N D S?”
    THEY ARE ALL, ESPECIALLY SENATOR, BARACK O’BAMA, A “BUNCH
    OF “S N E A K Y S N A K E S!”

    WHEN SENATOR BARACK O’BAMA STARTS TALKING ABOUT “ANY KIND
    OF T A X-I N C R E A S E;” IT WILL DO US ALL WELL TO “R U N
    F O R T H E H I L L S!” BECAUSE SENATOR BARACK O’BAMA IS
    A “FORKED TONGUES DEVIL.” HE IS A “HABITUAL-COMPULSIVE
    LIAR.” PRETENDING TO CARE ABOUT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, WHEN
    EVERYTHING THAT HE PROPOSES HAS A “H I D D E N A G E N D A.”
    SENATOR BARACK O’BAMA IS “AN A C C I D E N T” WAITING TO
    HAPPEN. HE IS “A MISGUIDED MISSLE AND A LOOSE CANON.”
    HE IS A LYING, SNEAKY SNAKE!” COME NOVEMBER 2008, BE
    CAREFUL WHO YOU “V O T E F O R!” DON’T VOTE FOR A SNAKE!

    ANOTHER ARTICLE OF GREAT IMPORTANCE, THAT WAS IN THE SAME
    NEWSPAPAER.

    “OHIO GROUPS ASK HIGH COURT TO ALLOW PLANNED PARENTHOOD
    INVESTIGATION;”

    (EP NEWS) THE ALLIANCE DEFENSE FUND ORGANIZATION, FILED
    A FRIEND-OF-THE-COURT BRIEF WITH THE OHIO SUPREME COURT
    ON MAY 19, 2008 IN A CASE INVOLVING “P L A N N E D –
    P A R E N T H O O D” STAFFERS WGI FAILED TO REPORT THE
    “S T A T U T O R Y R A P E” OF A 14 YEAR OLD GIRL..
    ABUSED BY HER SCHOOL’S SOCCER COACH.

    THE 21-YEAR OLD COACH BROUGHT THE GIRL TO THE “PLANNED-
    PARENTHOOD” CLINIC IN CINCINNATI TO HAVE AN ABORTION AFTER
    HE DISCOVERED THAT SHE WAS PREGNANT WITH “H I S” BABY!
    NEITHER PLANNED PARENTHOOD NOR THE SOCCER COACH NOTIFIED
    THE PARENTS OF THE GIRL ABOUT THE ABORTION OR THE SEXUAL
    RELATIONSHIP. THE HIGH COURT IS BEING ASKED TO REVERSE
    AN APPELLIATE COURT’S DECISION TO: “KEEPING THE TEENAGER
    AND HER PARENTS FROM ACCESSING PLANNED PARENTHOOD RECORDS
    THAT WOULD SHOW “A S Y S T E M A T I C C O V E R U P”
    OF “S T A T U T O R Y R A P E” AND ” S E X U A L A B U S E.

    THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF THE YOUNG GIRL “TRUMPS” PLANNED
    PARENTHOOD’S DESIRE FOR “S E C R E C Y!” SAID: JEFF
    SHAFER, SENIOR LEGAL COUNSEL FOR “ADF.” OHIO LAWS MANDATE
    THAT PLANNED PARENTHOOD “R E P O R T” THE SEXUAL ABUSE OF
    “M I N O R,” AND EVIDENCE THAT MAY REVEAL THE
    ORGANIZATION’S “V I O L A T I O N” OF THAT LEGAL
    “O B L I G A T I O N” MAY NOT BE “H I D D E N.”

    A PERSON DOES NOT NEED TO HAVE A PH-D IN ROCKET SCIENCE TO
    KNOW THAT THERE IS SOMETHING “S T I N K I N G” IN OUR U.S.
    SENATE AT THIS TIME. ESPECIALLY WITH THAT SNAKE WHO WANTS
    TO BE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, “BARACK
    O’BAMA.”

    THERE IS AN OLD ADAGE IN AMERICA THAT STATES: “G O O D
    G U Y S A L W A Y S F I N I S H L A S T!”

    WELL AMERICA: “NOW IS YOUR TIME TO LET THE GOOD GUY,
    SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN, FINISH “F I R S T.” THE CHOICE IS
    YOURS. I HOPE AND PRAY THAT NOT MANY OF YOU LIKE “SNAKES!

     

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