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    Obama Calls for Extension of Federal Gas Tax

    President Obama called on Congress Wednesday to pass a transportation funding bill that includes an extension of the federal gas tax, claiming the move would protect about 1 million jobs.

    At issue is the renewal of a transportation spending bill that expires Sept. 30. The president, speaking in the Rose Garden, said a failure to pass the bill by that date would result in the government losing needed money and construction workers losing needed jobs.


    "That's just not acceptable. It's inexcusable," he said.

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011...#ixzz1WeUAQg3z



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    Because, you see, that money is government money. It's just on loan to you little people until we want it back.

    And shouldn't he be calling them "government workers" and not construction workers?
    "And now that the legislators and do-gooders have so futilely inflicted so many systems upon society, may they finally end where they should have begun: May they reject all systems, and try liberty; for liberty is an acknowledgment of faith in God and His works." - Bastiat

    "It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere." - Voltaire

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    Every time I hear someone complain about high gas prices, I try to let them know that a chunk of the ppg is state and federal taxes.

    More often than not, they immediately start crying about greedy oil companies.

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    What about all the jobs that will never be created because the people had to pay the gas tax instead of using it for something else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt0611 View Post
    What about all the jobs that will never be created because the people had to pay the gas tax instead of using it for something else?
    you just made a progressive's head explode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flightlesskiwi View Post
    you just made a progressive's head explode.

    I usually see it just bounce right off like nothing happened.
    We have allies many of you are not aware of. Watch the tube. Show this to your 30 and under friends. Listen to it. Even if you don't like rap, it has 2.7 million views.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmBnvajSfWU#t=0m16s

    Cut off one min early to avoid war porn.

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    we should all convert our vehicles to propane, that'll show em!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbyw24 View Post
    said a failure to pass the bill by that date would result in the government losing needed money and construction workers losing needed jobs.
    A failure to pass the bill would result in money bypassing government bureaucrats, government cronies, international banking cartel, union mob and going straight to laborers and businesses practicing voluntary contract law. FIXED



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    Quote Originally Posted by LibForestPaul View Post
    A failure to pass the bill would result in money bypassing government bureaucrats, government cronies, international banking cartel, union mob and going straight to laborers and businesses practicing voluntary contract law. FIXED
    exactly. how much of the money goes to actually fixing roads. I would like to know.
    What I say is for entertainment purposes only!

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    Our roads in Reno Nevada (Washoe County) are horrible and we pay an extra 10c a gallon to fix that. The road repairs never get done.....money goes
    away somewhere else or they just take what would have been for the roads and spend it elsewhere. The roads in our neighboring counties have no
    added tax and are in better shape....Hmmmmm. So screw the added tax it only makes things worse
    "Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it; no constitution, no law, no court can even do much to help it."
    James Madison

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    Mr Obama, "saving" 1 million government jobs will destroy REAL 1.2 million jobs.

    Keep up the good work, you might just end up being the worst President in history.

    I'm Canadian - I don't even have a party affiliation to you punks! FDR, Bush, Obama...rounds out the top 3...or bottom 3 depending on your vantage point.



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