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Re: FW: Gas Boycott (fwd)
- Subject: Re: FW: Gas Boycott (fwd)
- From: Blake Sobiloff <sobiloff@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 02 Mar 2000 14:40:53 -0500
Matt Knowles wrote:
> only wish the states and the feds would raise the gas tax even more,
> and then use the money to fix all of the potholes I seem to be
> hitting lately.
<grin> I hear ya! Unfortunately, most of our gas taxes go into a big
general fund and get spent on other things. Oregon, to my knowledge, is
the only state that puts 100% of the gas tax money it collects into road
construction and maintenance.
> I also walk or ride my bicycle to the neighborhood stores and restaraunts.
Matt, I think all the things you do to conserve gas are great. I also
believe that the "gas boycott" is pretty silly and ineffectual.
Unfortunately, there's a significant portion of this country's
population that can't take advantage of many of the gas conservation
techniques you employ. Outside of a dense urban area, human-powered
transportation is impractical. Most folks in the American Heartland rely
on pickups and other large vehicles to move lots of stuff around on a
continual basis. It's miles from "here" to "there," where "there" could
be the nearest neighbor's house. Unfortunately, these folks generally
aren't real well-to-do, either. (There sure aren't many (any?) Starbucks
Just the other side of the coin...
Blake Sobiloff <sobiloff@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Higher Education Consulting
KPMG Consulting, LLC
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