Re: Goodbye Seafood
- From: Ranée at Arabian Knits <arabianknits@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2010 13:50:53 -0700
In article <hve0l2219jv@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
"J. Clarke" <jclarke.usenet@xxxxxxx> wrote:
On 6/16/2010 1:28 PM, Cindy Hamilton wrote:
On Jun 16, 12:20 pm, generic-usenet-u...@xxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
This was exactly my reaction when I read this Cindy Hamilton's crud.
Just shows how uninformed this person is. Do you know how much fuel
it takes to run a farm? Lots of it. Raise gas to $10 gal and
everyone will be re-learning how to cook, because they'll be cooking
the grass on their lawn and any critter that dies in their back yard,
including rats mice and insects.
I never said that the transition would be painless, but it wouldn't
be anywhere near as bad as you think. Under my plan, the price
of gas would increase by a measly $1.20 per gallon each year,
for approximately six years.
The additional taxes would be used to properly fund development
of alternative energy sources and ways to exploit them. Don't
you think we're capable of that?
So you think in six years by spending the amount you would be deriving
you would have a replacement for gasoline fully developed and in full
production with the distribution infrastructure fully in place and all
extant vehicles able to use your replacement?
Or is this just another screw the poor scheme?
Just like all the cost increases from appliances, food, clothing,
school supplies and every thing else if this were to happen. Only then
it would be the big, bad, greedy companies' fault for passing on their
higher costs and taxes to the consumer, rather than the fault of
government regulations and taxes that increase those costs in the first
place. The companies should just swallow those costs and make no
profit, or operate in the red (for how long, one wonders). It will have
no effect on the poor, no none. Oh, and when we are required to buy
green appliances and such by law, that won't hurt the poor either.
Why should the public suffer, when our politicians are supposed to be
working FOR US. But they dont work for us, they work FOR BIG
CORPORATIONS. It dont matter whether they're Dems of Repubs, BOTH
parties are corrupt and could care less about the average guy.
Here's my question: Why shouldn't the public pay a hefty
price for gasoline?
Why shouldn't the market decide the price?
Because the market is evil and only socialism will solve the nasty
problem of capitalism. Until they run out of other people's money,
I sure as hell would
quit driving around so much if gas were $10 per gallon, and I have
lots of disposable income.
I see. So you won't moderate your own behavior in accordance with your
And here is the crux of the problem, IMO. If all the people who
think that taxation ought to be higher to support X would actually give
more money to the government, taxes wouldn't be raised for the rest of
us. If people moderated their own behavior rather than spouting off
about controlling other people's behavior through taxation and greater
regulation, neither the taxes nor the regulations would be necessary.
But they won't. Talk is cheap. I remember a woman who was essentially
too lazy to research charities, ostensibly because so many were worthy,
and thought that it was better for government to have the money for
social programs, etc, and so didn't actually support charities. What
benevolence! Relying on the government to find, pick, support and run
programs for others so she wouldn't have to.
For crying out loud, if the celebrities who chastise the little
people for not giving enough gave the money from one of their outfits or
the plane trip (fuel, pilot cost, etc) to host self-congratulatory
benefits to the causes they support, the small person's contribution
would go much farther, too. But they'd rather ask for government
intervention and tell the people who can't afford bus fare that they are
selfish if they don't want another tax increase.
Ranee @ Arabian Knits
"She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands." Prov 31:13
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