Thursday, May 8, 2008

Gas Tax Plan -- An Alternative

there are two ways to cheat.  this detects the least likely way.

where do you get confirmation that you actually _pumped_ 10 gallons?!,

OR so why bother with this one,   Duh?

b.t.w.   here's marty's gas tax amnesty plan.

   ration gas to every social security card holder over the legal driving age in every state.

   send out monthly coupons which give the holder the right to buy

         X gallons,  say  x = 30, at
         Y  $/gallon,  say y = $2.

  the holder would be free to sell said coupons for any price, and when presented at a gas station,
  the station holder would charge the price on the coupon,   collecting
  the coupon with payment.

  the station would be free to charge any price they wanted for gas not covered by a coupon, so...
  the feds would pay the station for the difference, between their average monthly charge and the coupon price, with
  the difference picked up in a tax on the oil companies.

  the oil companies would be free to "pass the cost along" to the consumers, and
  the unrationed price would necessarily rise.

  the free market would work, and
  the people who need inexpensive gas would be subsidised by
  the people who could afford the gas guzzling suv's and by
  the rapacious oil companies.

  the feds would routinely adjust
  the values of X and Y to suit conservation goals and
  the cost of administering the program.


On Thu, May 8, 2008 at 5:27 PM, davisdj456 <> wrote:
I don't know if calibrating a pump is even possible to this degree, but this is one way to find out the truth about it.
Cheating at Gas Pumps

This is a true story, so read it carefully. On April 24, 2008 ... 

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