I heard somewhere that if it ever reaches $6.00 a gallon, then we are all fucked. Like as in total economic collapse. Without the ability to regrow. So I really do hope you are wrong about that. Even though I just have this feeling that you are right. They simply will not do anything about it. I mean what is really the answer to all this? Maybe just to start murdering and not stop until it's fixed? And no, I don't mean on the part of the people. If the government is so owned, then maybe the prez should use some of his power and just start killing the people who have the stranglehold. The bankers, the big oil execs, etc. Just start slaughtering until they give up.
I mean really. Is that not what a man does? Fulfill his function? I mean say our prez had a pair of balls. Would he be wrong just to kill everyone who was killing this good country? I don't think so. Does a man not destroy his enemies? Maybe it wouldn't be so wrong after all.
Fuel Taxes Must Rise, Harvard Researchers Say
By SINDYA N. BHANOO
To meet the Obama administration’s targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions, some researchers say, Americans may have to experience a sobering reality: gas at $7 a gallon.
To reduce carbon dioxide emissions in the transportation sector 14 percent from 2005 levels by 2020, the cost of driving would simply have to increase, according to a report released Thursday by researchers at Harvard’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. The research also appears in the March edition of the journal Energy Policy.
The 14 percent target was set in the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget for fiscal 2010.
In their study, the researchers devised several combinations of steps that United States policymakers might take in trying to address the heat-trapping emissions by the nation’s transportation sector, which consumes 70 percent of the oil used in the United States.
Most of their models assumed an economy-wide carbon dioxide tax starting at $30 a ton in 2010 and escalating to $60 a ton in 2030. In some cases researchers also factored in tax credits for electric and hybrid vehicles, taxes on fuel or both.
In the modeling, it turned out that issuing tax credits could backfire, while taxes on fuel proved beneficial.
“Tax credits don’t address how much people use their cars,” said Ross Morrow, one of the report’s authors. “In reverse, they can make people drive more.”
Dr. Morrow, formerly a fellow at the Belfer Center, is a professor of mechanical engineering and economics at Iowa State University
Researchers said that vehicle miles traveled will increase by more than 30 percent between 2010 and 2030 unless policymakers increase fuel taxes.
I firmly believe the goal of this administration is to destroy America. Point blank. Obama wants redistribution, but not in the form of bringing others up, but taking the ones at the top down. I predict he'll be removed from office by force.
1/19/09, the last day of Free America.
Pericles "Freedom is the sure possession of those alone who have the courage to defend it. "
"[T]he people alone have an incontestable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to institute government and to reform, alter, or totally change the same when their protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness require it." --Samuel Adams