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Federal Gasoline Tax to Pay for Infrastructure?

April 28, 2017 – Comments (2)

Thought I would throw this out for discussion if anyone is interested in doing so.

It is pretty obvious the U.S. is in dire need of highway and bridge repair and upgrades, and to do these things should create a lot of jobs, but how do we pay for it in the midst of tax cut discussions, without adding "tons" of debt to the $19 Billion or so that we already have.

I would favor putting a "special" federal tax on gasoline, since users of gasoline are the ones who would benefit from it.

Of course there are businesses that would have increased costs as a result, suck as trucking companies, and others with large fleets of needed vehicles, but there are alternatives they could use, such as LNG, Electricity, etc., and might be an inventive for them to make the switch, which could be a "boon" for the overall environment.

The reason for the "special" designation in front of the words federal tax, is that I think it should be done in a way that the revenue could only be used for highway and bridge repair, and could not be "scooped" into the general fund where it would soon be "frittered" away on "pet" projects.

I also think it should be for a specific period of time, with a fixed, certain, complete ending.

It could be treated like "revenue" bonds, which I am sure would be attractive to many domestic and foreign investors, with strict controls and a limited life.

These are just some random thoughts that have been "walking across my mind", and I welcome the comments of others, if anyone has any thoughts on the subject.

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Politics-The Grey Swans of 2017

April 13, 2017 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: CYTX , GERN , OCRX

I have been trying to figure out if we are in a Bull Market, which is temporarily slowing down, or in a Bear Market which is getting ready to "start growling"  [more]

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Check It Out

March 14, 2017 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: AXAS

Check out their website for 2016 year end results and follow the conference call tomorrow 3-15-2017 for what has happened since the first of the year.

The share price will not likely stay down at this level for too long.

JMO and worth exactly what I am charging for it.

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Equity Is Better Than DEBT

February 15, 2017 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: AXAS

I just took a very long time writing a blog about AXAS, and why their new share issuse was positive, but the "goat page" came up and it wouldn't let me review or post it, and I am too lazy to write it again.   [more]

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Up 21% in three days-Sometimes you just get lucky.

December 22, 2016 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: NM , NNA

Here is a Globe Newswire article from Yahoo Finance about why NM shot up this quick.   [more]

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