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12-21-2010, 04:03 PM
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 Originally Posted by swagger What do you drive? How long is your commute? Do you drive your vehicle as part of your job? In other words, do you represent the "average American"? The OP said that the "average American" fills their tank twice per week, probably more. I think that's probably wrong. I asked them to explain how they arrived at that. In the post you quoted, I explained just how much driving I do. Didn't you read it? I get over 400 miles per tank. I drive plenty - I just don't have the additional 200+ miles per week that most people have built into their driving schedule, because I don't have to commute to work.
Yes, I drive a lot. Maybe the average is about 1.7 fill-ups per week? Either way, it is probably pretty close to 2 per week.
I might be moving, and my commute will be much shorter

12-21-2010, 04:26 PM
 Location: Columbus 4,879 posts, read 3,815,904 times Reputation: 1442
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 Originally Posted by csjones1973 I pose a simple theory. Get back to getting money into the pockets of everyone at little cost to the government. No this is not a word problem in your local high school math class but it should be. If you figure the average tank of gas runs \$40 and the average American uses 2 tanks of gas per week (I know probably more, don't want to confuse those using government math) The average American earns 32k per year. 52x80= 4360 4360 is 13% of 32k. Simply cut the price of gas in half that would still leave us above what we should be paying for gas and you put 6.5% of someones annual income or \$2,180 per house hold back into the economy. Holy Crap thats what I call a stimulus package. My question is WHY IN THE HELL HAVE WE FORGOTTEN THIS!!!!!
government tried to control price of gasoline in Califirnia back in the early 80s. It didn't work too well.

Your idea is really just communism.