quote:Absolutely. Tax the "Gas Guzzlers" until they cry uncle. I drive a 12 cylinder car, but I don't consider myself a gas guzzler as I drive four (4) miles to work and (4) miles back home. That's about 2/3 gallon / day. Maybe 1/2 gallon / day if I go for economy and drive the GTO. So far as I am concerned, the true gas guzzlers are all of these cars I see on television in the evening, choking 4, 5, even 8 lane freeways to a standstill as they commute to and from work. All of these people that have made a choice to live somewhere other than where they work, to have these 20, 30, 40 mile or longer commutes to work, these are the people that are the true gas guzzlers. They have abandonded their cities and contributed to their decline and urban decay, they have increased the demand for motor fuels and driven up the price for everybody, and I am simply aghast at how they cry and whine about the price of gas, and try to point fingers at everybody but themselves. I don't care how good the fuel economy figures are for a vehicle, if a person does not live where they work, they're a gas guzzler. No doubt they will complain that the housing is bad, schools are bad, blah, blah, blah, whatever excuse for not living where they work to justify being a gas guzzler. If they had not moved out of the cities to start with, the urban problems would not exist. I think it is called reaping what you sow ..... Tax the gas guzzlers into oblivion, I'm all for it, but don't limit it to machines.
Originally posted by GROUCHO MARX: "Those who conserve will enable those who do not" ============================================================== This is why gas taxes should be raised in order to establish tax credits for those who conserve.