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Gasoline useage continues downward trend and it has almost nothing to do with higher mileage cars. We are now almost at 2001 consumption levels. Gasoline consumption has not only declined, but the rate of decline has accelerated at it's highest rate in 2012.
Sure...why not? Guess we're gonna see federal, state & local tax increases until our incomes are whittled down to shiit. But heck, at least we'll continue to use less gasoline and our roads will look purty!!
New pay-per-mile scheme would boost taxes 250 percent
An on-again, off-again move by the Obama administration to scrap the federal gas tax in favor of a pay-per-mile fee would boost the tab to Americans as high as 250 percent, raising their current tax of 18.4 cents a gallon to as high as 46 cents, according to a new government study.
25% of Americans with 401k's are withdrawing money from their 401k's just to pay their bills!
401(k) breaches undermining retirement security for millions
More than one in four American workers with 401(k) and other retirement savings accounts use them to pay current expenses, new data show. The withdrawals, cash-outs and loans drain nearly a quarter of the $293 billion that workers and employers deposit into the accounts each year, undermining already shaky retirement security for millions of Americans.
Fed discusses breaking up banks that are "Too Big to Fail"! Well that would be terrific....but color me skeptical.
Dallas Federal Reserve President Richard Fisher, in remarks that were mainly about the need to reorganize banks that were "too big to fail," said the effectiveness of the Fed's massive bond purchases in helping the economy was fading.
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