Re: SUVs and Terrorism
Posted by David A. Wright on January 10, 2003 at 20:27:25:
In Reply to: SUVs and Terrorism posted by Pissed In Palmdale on January 10, 2003 at 12:03:32:
My wife and I drive two vehicles, a 2002 Toyota 4x4 truck and a 2003 Toyota Camry. I've already got 14,250 miles on the truck, which I've had 6½ months, or about 27,000 miles per year. The Camry I've owned less than a month and it has 3757 miles on it when I parked it a bit ago. We normally drive each vehicle we've owned 25,000+ miles or a cumulative average of 50,000 per year. Now, both are fairly economical but I drive probably two or more times the national average annually. In total, I likely use far more gas than the average large SUV owner. So does this mean I support terrorism? Hardly.
In my opinion, there's several factors here that could be changed. Why the dependence of the US on foreign oil when this country produces mucho oil within its own borders? That means Chevron, Texaco, Shell et al supports terrorism because it gets its oil for far less in OPEC countries and sells it to us at prices in which they profit heavily; which the State of California taxes us heavily on. So the State of California supports terrorism also, in this kind of thinking. And I'm sure LA city and county adds further gas taxes and so in Hahn's own thinking she supports terrorism also since she's part of the city council and thus has a part in taxation.