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Old 05-19-2006, 11:36 AM   #21
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Re: Stein on Gas Tax to pay for SS

Hey, my New Balance were made in the good ol' US of A (from imported materials)... :P
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Re: Stein on Gas Tax to pay for SS
Old 05-19-2006, 12:51 PM   #22
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Hey, my New Balance were made in the good ol' US of A (from imported materials)...* :P
In a union shop I hope!
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Whatever, as long as they're carrying their union card and paying their dues and we get to help 'em vote!* And they agree to the right definition of CPI and don't try to sell annuities to unsuspecting citizens. I hate those annuity selling illegals!
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I wonder if you can buy an educational savings annuity that helps defer your social security with benefits paid out only to illegal aliens who dont use housing, energy or eat food.
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Re: Stein on Gas Tax to pay for SS

Yes you can.* But I strongly advise against purchasing it from an illegal who can't/won't show you his/her union card, receipt for dues paid and voting record in the last four national elections.* Don't get "con"ned!

Of course, if they are in uniform, Birkenstocks and an Afro, that's different.
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A couple of nights ago I was watching O'reily Factor with Ben Stein.* He actually proposed increasing federal tax on gasoline to pay for the shortfall ahead in SS.* *His reasoning was that increased revenue must be raised for SS and by raising it with an increased gasoline tax it would force us to conserve more and decrease our dependancy on imported oil....*
How about using the ALL of the "gas tax" for what it was supposed to be used for... highways!* And not going any farther the other way.* Ahhh, the politics of politics.* ... er, something.

... and like was mentioned in other threads, more alternative fuel is being used (ethanol, hydro., etc.), vehicle efficiencies are increasing (compared to 20 yrs. ago?) and on and on.* So, less dollars are coming in already.* Apparently it's political suicide to increase the gas tax...

Pretty soon there won't be any roads funding left to drive "your gas guzzling SUV" on.

The overdue Transportation Bill basically maintained transportation funding, but then the cost of cement, steel, oil (read asphalt/tar), etc. all went up.* So we're backpeddling.

hehe. /end doom-and-loom rant.* Silly Stein.

Edit: For another wakeup: Crawl the web for the number of vehicle miles travelled (VMT) of cars or TRUCKS vs. the number of additional lane-miles added. In ten years, truck traffic has increased 40% and lane miles have increased 4% or some crazy relationship like that. The US has become a "rolling warehouse". I've seen relationships that one semi- truck has the same effect as 10,000 cars.

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I hate those annuity selling illegals!
especially the ones who are also dirty market timers....
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