--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Bhairitu <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>
> Here's the Senator Dodd and Senator Dorgan proposal:
> http://dodd.senate.gov/index.php?q=node/3336








No, no, Bhairitu.  Don't pawn this off on some newspaper article.

YOU came up with a solution.  YOU tell us what YOU think the
solution should be.

Get out your pencil and paper and start figuring it out and start
thinking for yourself...






>
> shempmcgurk wrote:
>
> >--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Bhairitu <noozguru@> wrote:
> > 
> >
> >>shempmcgurk wrote:
> >>
> >>   
> >>
> >>>--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Bhairitu <noozguru@>
wrote:
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>     
> >>>
> >>>>shempmcgurk wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>>  
> >>>>
> >>>>       
> >>>>
> >>>>>I love the way people are so angy with the oil companies.
> >>>>>
> >>>>>I myself think that the oil companies should embark on a
> >>>>>         
> >>>>>
> >campaign
> > 
> >
> >>>>>    
> >>>>>
> >>>>>         
> >>>>>
> >>>of
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>     
> >>>
> >>>>>purposely gouging consumers.
> >>>>>
> >>>>>Let the price go up to $7.00 a gallon!  Ha-ha!
> >>>>>
> >>>>>It will only be then that people will start to use less and
> >>>>>         
> >>>>>
> >dump
> > 
> >
> >>>>>    
> >>>>>
> >>>>>         
> >>>>>
> >>>their
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>     
> >>>
> >>>>>gas-guzzling SUVs.
> >>>>>
> >>>>>And, most importantly, we can get around to developing
> >>>>>    
> >>>>>
> >>>>>         
> >>>>>
> >>>alternative
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>     
> >>>
> >>>>>fuels.
> >>>>>
> >>>>>Can't do it without the $7.00 a gallon price...
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>    
> >>>>>
> >>>>>         
> >>>>>
> >>>>I would like to see a windfall profits tax on the oil
companies.
> >>>>  
> >>>>
> >>>>       
> >>>>
> >>>
> >>>Personally, I think a 40% corporate tax rate is windfall
> >>>enough...FOR THE GOVERNMENT!!!!!
> >>>
> >>>Exxon made a profit of $36 billion last year on sales of $328
> >>>billion.  That's about 11 cents profit on each dollar of
> >>>revenue...hardly a "windfall".
> >>>
> >>>So under which circumstances, Bhairitu, would your windfall
> >>>     
> >>>
> >profits
> > 
> >
> >>>tax kick in???
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>     
> >>>
> >>When the price of oil is above $40 a barrel.  It would be a 50%
> >>   
> >>
> >tax. 
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >Okay, you say a "50% tax" once the price of a barrel is above $40.
> >
> >Now, this would be a tax on...what? 
> >
> >Their net profit?
> >
> >A 50% excise tax on each barrel of oil that an oil company buys?
> >
> >A 50% tax on each gallon sold at the pump?
> >
> >Please, a few more details so I can understand your proposal...
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > 
> >
> >>There are several proposals and this is one of them.
> >>
> >>Exxon probably has some very creative accounting too.  :)
> >>
> >>   
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