Gas tax suspension considered

Gas tax suspension considered

There are 14 comments on the WNYT Albany story from May 5, 2008, titled Gas tax suspension considered. In it, WNYT Albany reports that:

With crude oil futures passing the $120 a barrel mark, the debate rages on about what to do about gas prices.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at WNYT Albany.

Bill

Clifton Park, NY

#1 May 5, 2008
Our politicians sit around like little kids. "But Bush did nothing, Hillary at least tried".
Guess what, NONE of our politicians are doing anything for the tax payers.
Ever notice there is no middle class anymore???
America is turning into the rich (politicians ) and the poor. The tax payers!!
Why does New York State pay so much in taxes???
We should not call it taxes, instead call it payment for the entertainment by our political officials while they screw us some more!!!
NICE TRY

Gloversville, NY

#2 May 5, 2008
When is McNulty out of office.Please no more LIB ideals.Please just get out!!!!
jes

Ravena, NY

#3 May 6, 2008
THAT IS SO INTENSE. BUT NOT AS INTENSE AS 22,464 PEOPLE PERISHING IN A HORRIBLE STORM OFF ASIA, MYANMAR.**CITIZENS OF AMERICA, PUSH TO SEND HELP!!**. THIS SORT OF SITUATION/*NOW* IS THE TIME TO STICK OUR NOSES INTO ANOTHER COUNTRY. THIS IS A WORLD DISASTER, NOT JUST ASIAS. THE VERY ATMOSPHERE THAT WERE TEARING APART(BY BEING WASTEFUL, OUR EPA MAKING THE LAWS WE DONT OBIDE AS AMERICANS) DID THIS.. WE NEED TO HELP :IT IS OUR OBLIGATION TO HUMANITY. CONSIDER THIS DISASTER SIZE IN SCALE AS YOUR OWN, ANYTHING YOU HAVE TO DO TO HELP THESE VICTIMS OF MOTHER NATURE
eyes of realism

Saint Petersburg, FL

#4 May 6, 2008
A gas tax relief plan only puts a bandaid on the real problem. It reeks of politics.
Big Oil will continue to shatter profits at a record pace for each quarterly report and any taxes taken from state or federal coffers are a waste of time. They'll get it all back and more.
A real horrific idea. Big Oil controls the purse strings because they're allowed to, plain and simple.
jes

Ravena, NY

#5 May 6, 2008
THIS JUST PROVES HOW BUSH IS RAPING THE CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA** HES STILL MAKING BILLIONS EVEN WITH A 'HOLIDAY'
NET

Brooklyn, NY

#6 May 6, 2008
You are right, only people that are not seeing the future will think that this is a good idea, I'm with the lower prices, but not just for the summer, and with all the money these politicians make....they do not and will not ever feel the pinchike we do.
eyes of realism wrote:
A gas tax relief plan only puts a bandaid on the real problem. It reeks of politics.
Big Oil will continue to shatter profits at a record pace for each quarterly report and any taxes taken from state or federal coffers are a waste of time. They'll get it all back and more.
A real horrific idea. Big Oil controls the purse strings because they're allowed to, plain and simple.
NET

Brooklyn, NY

#7 May 6, 2008
like we do....is what I meant.
Grace

New York, NY

#8 May 6, 2008
Well - we are also part of the problem and could be part of the solution. We vote for these people and keep voting for the incumbants - We have an "oil man" in the Oval Office who probably doesn't even know how much a gallon of gas costs today. We also as a nation continue to buy gas hog cars, refuse to carpool or take public transportation
NO LIES ALLOWED

Hudson, NY

#9 May 6, 2008
Please see link below for WHO and WHICH party VOTED for H.R.6 which is the renewable energy bill with all your Corn being sucked up which in turn has caused EVERYTHING we eat and use to increase in price.

http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_ca ...

OK, You ALL know by now that I despise Liberal Democrats so of course this Bill is EXACTLY why I do.

If you notice folks, there were;

YEAs 53 = 48 LIBERAL DEMOCRATS + 5 Liberal Republicans

NAYs 42 = 39 REPUBLICANS + ONLY 3 DEMOCRATS

Not Voting 5

So, again, the Liberal Democrats VOTE AGAIN as they control both houses.

So, you can do nothing but place the high costs of EVERYTHING we eat on the LIBERAL DEMOCRATS and everyone should take a close look at this and remember that when your friendly bull politician Liberal Democrat comes up for re-election, to make sure you vote for a Republican. If the Republicans controlled the houses, and they were able to convince some Dem's to vote with them, this CORN SCANDAL would be a must point. If we had those Anti American Environmentalist groups like the Sierra club and Mr. Global warming idiot Piece prize based on a lie Al Gore all put back into the can where they belong, we would have energy and new refineries and oil drilling off shore and reduce and eventually... eliminate the dependence on foreign oil. I can only speak for myself in DOING SOMETHING.

So, hereís MY Conservative Republican Solution to eventually getting away from importing oil which is guaranteed a sure fire start to fix 35 years of LIBERAL DEMOCRAT FAILED POLICIES.

1. VOTE REPUBLICAN
2. REMOVE LIBERAL DEMOCRATS FROM OFFICE
3. PUT EVERY ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP BACK IN THE CAN
4. TAKE AWAY BY DEFAULT AL GORES LIAR PIECE TROPHY PRIZE
5. BUILD 50 NEW REFINERIES
6. TAP INTO ALASKA AND THE MID WEST AND OFF SHORE 1 BILLION TRILLION GALLONS OF OIL.

All of this will create millions of Americans jobs directly not including indirect jobs associated with it all.

YES... it WONT be an immediate fix as this will take 10 years to build or more but I'M **** AND TIRED OF WAITING FOR THE LAST 35 YEARS OF LIBERALS KILLING US WITH " WE CANT DRILL HERE, OF WE CANT BUILD A REFINERY, OR WE CANT BUILD A NEW NUK POWER PLANT" Arenít YOU tired???

So, thatís What I DO which is vote for the Republican party

SO, what more would you like me to do here in NYS?? OK, am I supposed to complain to NY's two Senators Clinton and Chucky Cheese Schemer? Or Rookie Gillibride???

YOU heard TODAY what those Liberal Dem's said. Silver = We cant eliminate the taxes, we will have a 500 million shortage. DONíT KNOW ABOUT YOU PEOPLE BUT HOW ABOUT THIS SUGGESTION... CUT 500 MILLION IN FAT!!! You see, Liberal Democrats DONíT want to cut YOUR taxes, this was Again told to the sheep last night by Clinton... SHE SAID AGAIN, ON NATIONAL TV THAT SHE WILL RAISE YOUR TAXES. SOCIALISM IS HER MIDDLE NAME JUST LIKE OBOMA.

Um, I donít know about YOU, but their doors are closed to the public as they donít take suggestions from "the people", or haven't you figured that out yet?

So, complaining I will do, but my complaining goes to the Party that WILL listen which is Republican as they have been the ONLY party that has offered solutions.

Donít believe a word I say, just research the congressional records on who voted for NO REFINERIES AND NO DRILLING over the past 35 years.

Again, Ethanol anyone or starvation of Americans. Click on the Senate Vote record and see for yourself which Liberal Democrats voted to screw YOU in every way possible with their Energy Policy.

http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_ca ...
lowjack22

Cambridge, NY

#10 May 6, 2008
Typical politicians keep passing the buck to the feds. what really gets me....the state has this big budget deficit......do the math say 1 million gallons of gas are sold in nys each day, they get .32 per gallon x 35 days a year is like 120 some million dollars......where is the money going? maybe i misunderstand the whole tax thing.
this is getting out of control!!!!
lowjack22

Cambridge, NY

#11 May 6, 2008
jes wrote:
THAT IS SO INTENSE. BUT NOT AS INTENSE AS 22,464 PEOPLE PERISHING IN A HORRIBLE STORM OFF ASIA, MYANMAR.**CITIZENS OF AMERICA, PUSH TO SEND HELP!!**. THIS SORT OF SITUATION/*NOW* IS THE TIME TO STICK OUR NOSES INTO ANOTHER COUNTRY. THIS IS A WORLD DISASTER, NOT JUST ASIAS. THE VERY ATMOSPHERE THAT WERE TEARING APART(BY BEING WASTEFUL, OUR EPA MAKING THE LAWS WE DONT OBIDE AS AMERICANS) DID THIS.. WE NEED TO HELP :IT IS OUR OBLIGATION TO HUMANITY. CONSIDER THIS DISASTER SIZE IN SCALE AS YOUR OWN, ANYTHING YOU HAVE TO DO TO HELP THESE VICTIMS OF MOTHER NATURE
We cant help our own country but yet we'll send billions over seas...not one country jumped to help the poor people down south with katrina.....let them all fend for themselves over seas!
simon6071

United States

#12 May 7, 2008
Hillary support suspension of gas tax. Obama says he won't but I still see applause for his decision. Do the Obama supporters really welcome to pay more gas tax or is it just automatic positive response for everything he says?
Let's do a test.There are two breaking news. I would like some Obama supporters to tell me if they are good breaking news or bad breaking news about Obama
.
BREAKING NEWS 1

Obama supports his cousin to introduce the MUST HAVE LADIES' FASHION in Kenya. A miracle fashion that promises:

(1) No more dieting to get ride of love-handles and fat butts but still look as good as Linsay Lohan's body in the same fashion-unless you are grossly over-weight.

(2) No more makeup and plastic surgery but still look as good as Linsay Lohan in the same fashion. Top of the line fashion required.

Is Obama's cousin a fashion guru?

Web search "who is this man with Obama"
SodaHead.com

At the last point of the summary on the agreement you will find a hint on the MUST HAVE LADIES' FASHION.

Vote Obama to secure the right for MUST HAVE LADIES' FASHION in the US- if you desperately need the benefits stated in (1) and (2).

BREAKING NEWS 2

"POSITIVE CHANGE AWARD" to be given to a special Obama supporter.

Web search "simon6071" and go to my YouTube Channel for details.
jes

Ravena, NY

#13 May 7, 2008
NO LIES ALLOWED wrote:
Please see link below for WHO and WHICH party VOTED for H.R.6 which is the renewable energy bill with all your Corn being sucked up which in turn has caused EVERYTHING we eat and use to increase in price.
http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_ca ...
OK, You ALL know by now that I despise Liberal Democrats so of course this Bill is EXACTLY why I do.
If you notice folks, there were;
YEAs 53 = 48 LIBERAL DEMOCRATS + 5 Liberal Republicans
NAYs 42 = 39 REPUBLICANS + ONLY 3 DEMOCRATS
Not Voting 5
So, again, the Liberal Democrats VOTE AGAIN as they control both houses.
So, you can do nothing but place the high costs of EVERYTHING we eat on the LIBERAL DEMOCRATS and everyone should take a close look at this and remember that when your friendly bull politician Liberal Democrat comes up for re-election, to make sure you vote for a Republican. If the Republicans controlled the houses, and they were able to convince some Dem's to vote with them, this CORN SCANDAL would be a must point. If we had those Anti American Environmentalist groups like the Sierra club and Mr. Global warming idiot Piece prize based on a lie Al Gore all put back into the can where they belong, we would have energy and new refineries and oil drilling off shore and reduce and eventually... eliminate the dependence on foreign oil. I can only speak for myself in DOING SOMETHING.
So, hereís MY Conservative Republican Solution to eventually getting away from importing oil which is guaranteed a sure fire start to fix 35 years of LIBERAL DEMOCRAT FAILED POLICIES.
1. VOTE REPUBLICAN
2. REMOVE LIBERAL DEMOCRATS FROM OFFICE
3. PUT EVERY ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP BACK IN THE CAN
4. TAKE AWAY BY DEFAULT AL GORES LIAR PIECE TROPHY PRIZE
5. BUILD 50 NEW REFINERIES
6. TAP INTO ALASKA AND THE MID WEST AND OFF SHORE 1 BILLION TRILLION GALLONS OF OIL.
All of this will create millions of Americans jobs directly not including indirect jobs associated with it all.
YES... it WONT be an immediate fix as this will take 10 years to build or more but I'M **** AND TIRED OF WAITING FOR THE LAST 35 YEARS OF LIBERALS KILLING US WITH " WE CANT DRILL HERE, OF WE CANT BUILD A REFINERY, OR WE CANT BUILD A NEW NUK POWER PLANT" Arenít YOU tired???
So, thatís What I DO which is vote for the Republican party
SO, what more would you like me to do here in NYS?? OK, am I supposed to complain to NY's two Senators Clinton and Chucky Cheese Schemer? Or Rookie Gillibride???
YOU heard TODAY what those Liberal Dem's said. Silver = We cant eliminate the taxes, we will have a 500 million shortage. DONíT KNOW ABOUT YOU PEOPLE BUT HOW ABOUT THIS SUGGESTION... CUT 500 MILLION IN FAT!!! You see, Liberal Democrats DONíT want to cut YOUR taxes, this was Again told to the sheep last night by Clinton... SHE SAID AGAIN, ON NATIONAL TV THAT SHE WILL RAISE YOUR TAXES. SOCIALISM IS HER MIDDLE NAME JUST LIKE OBOMA.
Um, I donít know about YOU, but their doors are closed to the public as they donít take suggestions from "the people", or haven't you figured that out yet?
So, complaining I will do, but my complaining goes to the Party that WILL listen which is Republican as they have been the ONLY party that has offered solutions.
Donít believe a word I say, just research the congressional records on who voted for NO REFINERIES AND NO DRILLING over the past 35 years.
Again, Ethanol anyone or starvation of Americans. Click on the Senate Vote record and see for yourself which Liberal Democrats voted to screw YOU in every way possible with their Energy Policy.
http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_ca ...
YOUR AMAZING, THANK YOU***
jes

Ravena, NY

#14 May 7, 2008
lowjack22 wrote:
<quoted text>
We cant help our own country but yet we'll send billions over seas...not one country jumped to help the poor people down south with katrina.....let them all fend for themselves over seas!
WHAT BILLIONS WERE SENT WHERE?!? NAME JUST ONCE. IN ALL GOOD FAITH & NO PERSONAL GAINS OR ADVANTAGES, LIKE WITH THE BUSH FAMILY & BIG OIL. YOU MEAN TO BOMB OTHERS NEEDLESSLY?? YES, I WILL GIVE WASTED SPENDING AND ENTERTAINING MINUTE OF THOUGHT

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