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A tax on crude oil production in S.B. County:

Would hurt already-strapped consumers 16% 30 votes
Would generate revenue for worthy purposes 62% 113 votes
Would generate revenue for unworthy purposes 10% 18 votes
Could create a dangerous dependency on oil 5% 10 votes
Would unfairly hobble oil companies 5% 9 votes
180 total votes

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Looks like the tax is a winner, let's go for it!

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
November 26, 2011 at 9:10 p.m. (Suggest removal)

But the oil companies are the Job Creationists!!!!!!

John_Adams (anonymous profile)
November 28, 2011 at 10:48 a.m. (Suggest removal)

'worthy' purposes...

arip609 (anonymous profile)
November 29, 2011 at 12:29 p.m. (Suggest removal)

The oil companies receive trillions of dollars in government subsidies annually (including our foreign empire to protect overseas oil drilling).

We should really get rid of those subsidies first because a tax on local oil production merely gives an incentive to oil companies to lobby for a bigger foreign empire and more innocent people dying overseas.

That said, a tax on local oil production, something which lowers property values, causes pollution and can potentially be damaging, would be a great alternative to our current local consumption tax. It would also help us focus on investing in cleaner energies.. But this will not happen as long as we are pouring $1 trillion+ into our foreign empire to protect big oil interests.

I am generally against all compulsory taxes, I just realize that some are better than others.

loonpt (anonymous profile)
December 1, 2011 at 2:53 p.m. (Suggest removal)

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