[kooler] Homeland First
brian at navelplace.com
Sat Jul 10 11:18:49 PDT 2004
On Sat, Jul 10, 2004 at 09:56:00AM -0700, boblq wrote:
> On Friday 09 July 2004 05:13 pm, Brian Deacon wrote:
> > An interesting angle to look at it. How much does a gallon of gas
> > really cost us when you factor in the taxes you are paying to fund the
> > military we have deployed to keep it coming in?
> This last is really the point that started my Homeland First
> speculation. In fact one way to bring this home would be
> to pay for the military with a gasoline tax. Not that such
> an idea has a ghost of a chance of ever seeing the light
> of day but it would bring some reality to the energy question.
This link quotes it at about $15/gallon...
I don't trust anybody quoting self-serving statistics... and these
guys find all kinds of ridiculous things that "factor in" to the cost
of gas. Basically, the price is figured by taking all the things that
wouldn't be needed if cars didn't exist, and then estimating what it
would cost to pay for all those things purely through gasoline taxes.
So roads are built with gas money, etc...
But interesting nevertheless....
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