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US Government: We have a lot of oil

Discussion in 'American Politics' started by HerbieHeadley, May 15, 2012.

  1. AceHero

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    Yes, but those taxes go to improving and keeping up the infrastructure. In America, we want nice things but aren't willing to pay for it.

    At the same time, people shouldn't be forced to "drive until they qualify" and live in a home that's an hour away from work just because that's the cheapest they can get.

    No one is saying you have to take it. But transit does need to be improved to the extent that it is a viable alternative to the car. No one should be forced to drive a car.

    It's cheap gas that changed people's lifestyles in the 1950s. Suburbia is based on the premise of cheap oil, and no matter what the government does, lifestyles are going to change, because gases prices will continue to go up.
     
  2. Panzerkamfwagen

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    The reason that mass transit works, in, for example Germany, is because those people are all crammed into an area like the size of Montana.
     
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    Yep. Density sure can be efficient. Another thing we're not very good at.
     
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    In my experience, large cities are not very good places to live. There's one or two cities that I could consider living in, but they are both less than 10,000 people.