1. US gas prices have NEVER in the past 50 years been more than European prices, where they have extremely high taxes on fuel.<quoted text> ...
It reminds me of the plot by the Obamites to raise gasoline prices to equal those of Europe, so they could tax us into oblivion. The prices went up and never came down. The government is like a heroin addict—you give them more, and they will require more.
Anything that the government becomes involved in, they screw up. Take the Post Office as the best example. They are obsolete and will be out of business soon. Private enterprise will take over and do it better— unless the socialists like you take over and destroy private enterprise altogether.
US gas prices were the HIGHEST IN US HISTORY in the summer of 2008 under Bush43. So was Bush43 trying to tax you into oblivion?
2. So the US military is screwed up? The government is "involved in" the US military. As to the US Postal Service, electronic communications have taken away many of their sources of revenue, like mailed letters. I send very few personal letters anymore, because I can either use email or call the person directly.
3. One good example of "private enterprise" taking over governmental services was when companies were contracted to run penitentiaries. Corrupt judges kept sending innocent people (in the worst cases, children) back to jail time and time again to be raised by what you seem to be in love with: "private enterprise."
4. If you wish to call me a "socialist," be my guest. What you call me tells me more about YOU than it tells me about ME. Your pitiful efforts to appear to be an "intellectual" are highly amusing to me.
(So are your insults to "Norton." I do so love to see you "Christians" fighting each other over dogma.)