Monday, September 19, 2016

Clarks gas post

1)One reason gas prices being raised could be good is because it will help people prepare for even less gas making it even more expensive it will save up a whole lot of trouble with that later instead of this money staying in our pockets if it goes to this tax it could be used to help agenst pollution or help fix roads witch is a big problem as politico.com shows (Congress has seriously delayed the maintenance of the country’s roads, bridges and mass transit systems. The American Society of Civil Engineers has regularly given the public transport infrastructure a grade somewhere between “poor” and “failing,” with an estimated backlog of some $1 trillion of needed investment) we need this tax to make this permanently better for roads and trasport infrastructure.

2) One reason gas prices should get loweris to have the poor still be able to afford gas this shows that many of them can't (roughly 65% of households in the lowest 10% on the SEIFA index own cars, in contrast to 83% of households in the highest 10%. Lower-income households thus own fewer cars, on average, than higher income-households. But note that even among these poorest 10% of households, a majority nonetheless own at least one car. Fact check.com) so this shows that even the poorest of houses still have cars and need to afford gas.

3) think that the taxes should be raised because if they are rich enough to have a car they should pay the gas fee because there are other forms of ways to make your commute and get to your job in good time and they could use that money to help pay for roads and keep the prices lower when we are closer to running out and prepare for then and it would also be used to get rid of the debt

10 comments:

  1. I disagree because if the tax is raised it could lead to less people driving if gas prices skyrocketed. Just because you have enough money to own a car that doesn't mean you have the money to pay for higher priced gas. If the tax is raised, it could potentially lead to less people driving which equals less money from the gas tax

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  2. I disagree because if the tax is raised it could lead to less people driving if gas prices skyrocketed. Just because you have enough money to own a car that doesn't mean you have the money to pay for higher priced gas. If the tax is raised, it could potentially lead to less people driving which equals less money from the gas tax

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  3. I dont believe that the taxes should be raised because the gas tax is already wasted on things like parks and bike paths. If we need money to fix roads we can make more tollways. Also is that if we have to pay a gas tax it should not be used to get america out of debt. We should not raise the gas tax because it is already being wasted.

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  4. If the taxes are raisedm then what happens to those that can't to pay for their cars gas? Are those who can't pay for it just forgotten about.

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  5. I mainly disagree with you on the "if you are rich enough to have a car, you should pay the higher gas tax" part. While cars can be expensive if you buy lets say, a brand new car with all the options ticked, some people get cars given to them because of family, job, etc and/or find a cheap car on craigslist. Another thing is, if everyone took buses to work, there would have to be more buses made to accommodate this, thus putting us right back to where we are now if not worse off.

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  6. I disagree because some people need a car to have all the things needed for their job that might be far away or maybe you have to travel for your job. Even though they can afford a car, doesn't mean they are rich and have the money to pay an increased tax on gas.

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  7. I disagree, just because a person has a car doesn't mean they are rich. Car range in all kinds of prices some cars even only a few hundred dollars. Also if gas prices go up and people start using other transportation who is gonna use the roads the gas tax payed for? Gas tax should not be raise because no matter how poor people are their family is almost gaurenteed to have one car so the poor would be suffering also.

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  8. I disagree with the your idea of raising the pollution tax. You say if someone is wealthy enough to own a car, then they should be able to pay ridiculous amounts for gas, this is false. In our modern world many more economic classes can get cars, meaning even the poorest people have them. When gas prices were around $4 a few years ago this put a massive hardship on those low income car owners. They had to decide if they should fill up with gas and be able to get to work or if they should buy more food. A pollution tax severely hearts these low income families, and does little to the environment. Like you said, wealthy people will always be able to buy gas and they will, thus still creating strain on the environment.

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  9. If they pay for gas, they wouldn't be able to buy some necessities they need (below average Middle-class). Sure those taxes will fix roads, but the incentives for using their cars might go down since they'll be thinking about how much gas costs.

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  10. I disagree with the your idea of raising the pollution tax. You say if someone is wealthy enough to own a car, then they should be able to pay ridiculous amounts for gas, this is false. In our modern world many more economic classes can get cars, meaning even the poorest people have them. When gas prices were around $4 a few years ago this put a massive hardship on those low income car owners. They had to decide if they should fill up with gas and be able to get to work or if they should buy more food. A pollution tax severely hearts these low income families, and does little to the environment. Like you said, wealthy people will always be able to buy gas and they will, thus still creating strain on the environment.

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