I would run down the lane and into the night; Run so fast I swear my feet would fly; But the smell of the world came into my lungs; The sound of the gravel when my legs went numb; And my heart nearly burst right out of my chest...
A Dance with Monkeys
I'm running somewhere tomorrow. It's going to be beautiful. I can't wait.
Needs more cowbell!
Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"
• 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1
• 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)
Prince of Fatness
Tax gas and it would automatically encourage people to make wiser buying choices and not buy cars that are bigger than what they NEED and less efficient.
I think the MPG change is +10, not +35.
I've got a fever...
Not +...an average of 35mpg, not in addition to current standards, but 35mpg would BE the standard. At least that's what WGN radio stated yesterday. This concurs.
On your deathbed, you won't wish that you'd spent more time at the office. But you will wish that you'd spent more time running. Because if you had, you wouldn't be on your deathbed.
It's not that simple. People may not be able to afford these new cars (at least right away), and they have few alternatives. Here in North Jersey, unless you work in New York City there really isn't a public transportation option. At least not one where the cost and time incremental is reasonable. I am one of the lucky ones that can carpool a few days a week.
This is a gray area where people have a choice but then again they don't. Recreational driving is one thing. Getting back and forth to work is another. Unfortunately for many people there just aren't any other alternatives other than driving. In those cases all you would be doing is adding another burden.
I am all for the whole "green" thing and try to do what I can to help the cause where I can. I do a better job now than I did a year ago and I would think that I'll be better at it a year from now. I just don't see where raising the gas tax would help the cause all that much.
This is starting to get un-fun. You get those olives yet, zoom? It's 5 o'clock somewhere.
People simply don't want to change, but have no qualms whining about gas prices...duh.
We agree on this, and the whiners don't get any sympathy from me. I still think that the long term answer lies more in public transportation, alternative fuels, etc. I drive a VW diesel that gets 50 MPG and carpool, so what is taxing me more going to do?. Hell, if you're going to tax why not raise the gas guzzler tax on the SUVs? At least that way folks that are driving the economy cars are not penalized.
Finally something I can post about here! I had a VW Rabbit Diesel. Loved that little car, even though I had to plug it in in the winter. It was loud, shook, rattled and rolled along, but never got stuck in the snow.
I wasn't much into the political talk until I finished my 40oz Olde English '800' . Definately tax soda, anything but beer.
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