Gasoline Price Gouging

Carl Spitzer cwsiv_2nd at HOTPOP.COM
Sat Sep 3 17:12:26 MDT 2005


On Fri, 2005-09-02 at 18:54 -0400, Dennis Putnam wrote:
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> At 08:15 PM 9/1/2005, you wrote:
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> >Your claim sometime back:
> >
> >"The 9/14/02 joint resolution is a declaration of war even
> >though it does not use those specific words. It authorizes the president
> >full discretion to use the military to fight terrorism when and where he
> >deems appropriate. If that is not a declaration of war what is?"
> 
> Good point, I stand corrected (damn, even I got sucked in to forgetting 
> that by the constant drone of misrepresentation). I suppose the president 
> could indeed enforce rationing. However, that would probably be counter 
> productive and lead to artificial shortages. In any case the complaint is 
> not supply as much as it is cost (Colonial  Pipeline is about 60% now, 100% 
> expected by Sunday). Rationing would not help that. The Atlanta area 
> supplies are pretty much back to normal already. It should also be noted 
> that the governor has suspended fuels taxes for the rest of the month. That 
> will drop the price by ~$0.15 to about $3).

now if the federal government would forgive taxation on income in the
effected area there might be room to hope for speedy recovery as
investment following the reduced tax liability.  Otherwise expect it to
take twenty years.  Watts has never recovered from the slave revolt.

CWSIV



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