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Old 02-01-2012, 11:44 AM
 
Location: ATX-HOU
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I applaud MD for doing this. I wish more people weren't as short sighted than the posters that are against it as apparently these people are under the impression that roads/bridges pay for themselves, oil is unlimited, America is the only country that uses oil, and that the world is growing at an alarming rate. Ignorance is bliss until another oil spike occurs.
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Old 02-01-2012, 11:46 AM
 
Location: ATX-HOU
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Another loony liberal idea.

What happened to the outrage about high gasoline prices when Bush was the president?
Yea making people pay for using a service is a loony liberal idea, we should just make roads, bridges, and mass transit free for everyone as I'm sure conservatives would like.

There is still outrage but not as much, at least until the next oil spike. Also, I think people are waking up to the idea of cheap oil going away.
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Old 02-01-2012, 12:04 PM
 
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Yea making people pay for using a service is a loony liberal idea, we should just make roads, bridges, and mass transit free for everyone as I'm sure conservatives would like.

There is still outrage but not as much, at least until the next oil spike. Also, I think people are waking up to the idea of cheap oil going away.
Man you are ignorant.

O'Malley is not doing this to encourage people to ride our overcrowded and dysfunctional transit system (I do). He is not doing this to deter people away from cheap oil.

He is doing this because he and the other fools who run Maryland cannot balance the books or do anything that resembles fiscal sanity.

We already pay high taxes here and yet we are continually nickled and dimed for more. How much is enough? Why doesn't O'Malley try to tame spending? Is that concept really so bad, so undoable?

Now, take your ignorance and your hackneyed insults and get the hell out of here.
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Old 02-01-2012, 12:11 PM
 
Location: The middle of nowhere Arkansas
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O’Malley wants 6 percent sales tax added to gasoline - Maryland Politics - The Washington Post

Do you support a sales tax for gasoline in your state, on top of federal and state gasoline taxes that already exist?
In my state.....no. In maryland.......looks like its time to vote with your feet.
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Old 02-01-2012, 12:16 PM
 
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In my state.....no. In maryland.......looks like its time to vote with your feet.
In time....
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Old 02-01-2012, 12:40 PM
 
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I applaud MD for doing this. I wish more people weren't as short sighted than the posters that are against it as apparently these people are under the impression that roads/bridges pay for themselves,
Yes but apparently a substantial part of this new tax is being earmarked for rail transportation according to the articles I'm reading and I came across this as well:


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Leggett also emphasized the need to secure the state's dedicated Transportation Trust Fund. In the past several years, Gov. Martin O'Malley has dipped into the fund to fill budget gaps in the general fund, including $100 million for the current fiscal year. Department of Transportation Secretary Beverley Swaim-Staley insisted Tuesday that the money will be repaid.
This is what I'm talking about, you have fuel taxes that are not funding roads and bridges and in the case above something that has nothing to do with transportation. It's a constant bait and switch.
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Old 02-01-2012, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Yes but apparently a substantial part of this new tax is being earmarked for rail transportation
As it should be. Rail transportation can help reduce dependency on oil. If anything, it sounds like the perfect application, as opposed to just more of the same.

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Man you are ignorant.
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Now, take your ignorance and your hackneyed insults and get the hell out of here.
Not a post to me, or you'd have received the favor back, unless you're trying to illustrate hackneyed insults. Unwarranted, considering it was in response to an earlier idiocy.
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Old 02-01-2012, 12:47 PM
 
Location: The middle of nowhere Arkansas
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I applaud MD for doing this. I wish more people weren't as short sighted than the posters that are against it as apparently these people are under the impression that roads/bridges pay for themselves, oil is unlimited, America is the only country that uses oil, and that the world is growing at an alarming rate. Ignorance is bliss until another oil spike occurs.
So, I'm guessing you're not of my socio-economic class.
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Old 02-01-2012, 01:04 PM
 
Location: The middle of nowhere Arkansas
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As it should be. Rail transportation can help reduce dependency on oil. If anything, it sounds like the perfect application, as opposed to just more of the same.
What is it with you people and railroads? Honestly, they're either economically viable or they're not.
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Old 02-01-2012, 01:07 PM
 
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As it should be. Rail transportation can help reduce dependency on oil. If anything, it sounds like the perfect application, as opposed to just more of the same.


Not a post to me, or you'd have received the favor back, unless you're trying to illustrate hackneyed insults. Unwarranted, considering it was in response to an earlier idiocy.
I am shaking in my boots. The Trust Fund Baby gonna thow another hissy fit?

You Dallasonians. Car crazed and empty-headed.
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