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kumicho
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Aaaaahahahahaha. Ok, there’s so much wrong with this post I don’t even know whether you’re trolling or just that dumb. 95% of electricity is made from fossil fuels? Aaahaha, try 60%. And falling rapidly. And 2/3rds of those “fossil fuels” is actually natural gas generation which is far cleaner than traditional ICE

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If you want people to use less of something, increase the price. It really is that simple. And I want *everybody* to use less gas, not just rich people. If poor people can be incentivized to use less, GREAT! If it comes at nothing out-of-pocket to them, even better! Read more

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Don’t forget the “loser politician” part of their branding, too.

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“Pump and dump.” It’s a strategy of maximizing current profits at all costs, including sacrificing long-term growth and customer development.  Then, when your balance sheet looks great (but long-term prospects are far worse) you sell it to the next schmuck who doesn’t realize how fucked the company actually is.

Jan 25
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Lol, for all the hand-wringing about “the poors” there’s an easy solution. Refundable tax credits. Offer up an annual refundable tax credit of ~$100 for anyone making, say, $25k or less per year. Read more

Jan 24
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I’ve posted this elsewhere on this thread, but doubling the gas tax would be less than $100/year for the average American driver driving the average American car: Read more

Jan 24
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Lol, killing the XL pipeline will keep oil prices low in this country. The entire point of it was to have a pipeline from western Canada to the Texas Gulf coast so that oil could be exported around the world. Right now oil prices in Western Canada are *drastically* lower than those in West Texas because it’s hard for Read more

Jan 24
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So what you’re saying is that we should provide a refundable income tax credit of a couple hundred dollars for people to cover the (tiny*) amount more that people would have to pay? Read more

Jan 24
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Actually, have you done the math on your son’s expenses vs what it would cost to own a car? I have an older car (fully paid off) that is mostly reliable, and it *still* costs me~$1k/year. Registration is ~$125, insurance is $400-500, oil changes and routine maintenance is $200, and the odd repair probably averages out Read more

Jan 24
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Yeah, except Tattoo Mike probably votes Republican so that “we can cut taxes on job creators. Read more

Jan 24
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Yes. It occasionally is replaced by “but why don’t we spend that money on homeless vets,” but that only lasts until whatever pro-immigration policy stops being debated.

Jan 24
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This is false. There’s far more transfer of money from the general fund to the transportation fund than the other way around.

Jan 24
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So the people benefiting from expanded mass transit (both mass transit users *and* drivers who experience less traffic since there are fewer cars on the road) shouldn’t be expected to pay for it?

Jan 24
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Actually, it’s usually the reverse. States dip in to general funds to make up for shortfalls in the transportation funds, as well as issuing general-issue debt for road projects (that are paid for through the general fund). Read more

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Fuck naked short sellers*. At one point there were short positions of 140% of *all* shares outstanding. That’s ridiculous, and I’m glad they took it in the fucking ass. Naked short selling is one of the slimiest, most disgusting aspects of Wall Street, and if the FEC isn’t going to actually regulate it then I’m glad Read more

Jan 22
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So we’re talking about god-fearing, hard-working, rural Real Americans®, right? They should be able to just pull themselves up by their bootstraps!  Definitely don’t need any “government assistance” or “regulations.”

Jan 20
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Non-Apple phones have become commodities, and with any commodity people gravitate towards the best value (cheapest for the features). And there’s always going to be a commodity manufacturer who’s willing to accept a lower margin (or no margin at all to start), and as such there’s a race to the bottom for profits. Read more