Silver getting crushed today

Discussion in 'Bullion Investing' started by Soiled, Apr 1, 2016.

  1. V. Kurt Bellman

    V. Kurt Bellman Typical Government Drone

    And we remedied (yeah, right) :rolleyes: that a few years ago by instituting the highest fuel taxes in the land. Now the roads are getting better, but you still can't make any time because there's construction zones every few miles.
     
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  3. LA_Geezer

    LA_Geezer Active Member

    I grew up in a little town called Boalsburg... about 4 or 5 miles outside of State College. Dad's assignment there ended in 1957 and we were on our way to Paris. That area looked very mysterious when I returned there some 20 years later; it had all changed and not for the better.
     
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  4. V. Kurt Bellman

    V. Kurt Bellman Typical Government Drone

    See? M. Night Shyamalan WAS there, after all.
     
  5. abuckmaster147

    abuckmaster147 Well-Known Member

    I too! I sold and maintained high end above ground swimming pools for a few years in the mid 80's driving vermont,NY,And western PA, I do not remember the roads being that bad but do remember being told never to get caught speeding in PA by the super troopers.
     
  6. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    Get Ready to RUMBLE ...
    as Silver continues it's steady upward climb ... it's upward ... it's .... well, I think it's going down now. So ... never mind.
    [​IMG]
     
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  7. abuckmaster147

    abuckmaster147 Well-Known Member

    Get Ready to RUMBLE ...
    as Silver continues it's steady upward climb ... it's upward ... it's .... well, I think it's going down now. So ... never mind.

    Ha Ha Yup!!
     
  8. losthomer

    losthomer Active Member

    We (California) are middle of the pack fuel tax wise at 38c/gallon. Due to all of the hybrid and electric cars here tax revenue for road maintenance was dropping so they added more fuel tax and higher registration fees. They are talking about a mileage based taxation system to make up for fuel efficient vehicles.
     
  9. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Yeah, it makes sense for the taxes supporting roads to be levied proportionately to the use of those roads. Gas taxes don't work on electric vehicles, and registration fees disproportionately hit vehicles that aren't driven much. But somehow "let the DMV keep track of every place I drive, how I get there, and how fast I go" seems to make people itchy... :rolleyes:
     
  10. sakata

    sakata Devil's Advocate Supporter

    Toll booths every mile and on every city corner! See, simple. Cash only, of course. Need to get the presidential dollars out somehow.
     
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  11. V. Kurt Bellman

    V. Kurt Bellman Typical Government Drone

    I often wondered why with alternate fuels and road wear being caused by actual total miles, we don't fund roads with a "tire tax".
     
  12. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

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  13. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Then what will we do about flying cars?
     
  14. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    You have to land don't you?
    Takeoff and Landing fees like they currently do for normal aircraft.
     
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  15. CoinCorgi

    CoinCorgi Derp, derp, derp!

    They tax tires already with an environmental hazardous waste disposal tax.
     
  16. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    that's for disposal.
    they need a Rebuild Our Roads tax ...

    speaking of tax, looks like silver is down
    [​IMG]
     
  17. V. Kurt Bellman

    V. Kurt Bellman Typical Government Drone

    Troo 'nuff dat. But that's basically a "push". Not enough residual for road maintenance.
     
  18. V. Kurt Bellman

    V. Kurt Bellman Typical Government Drone

    Ah yes, the good ol' spot market, where the "rubber meets the road".
     
  19. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    Funny you mention that.

    There is legislation to take scrap silver and pulverize it, and introduce it to the concrete and asphalt compounds. Because then, you know, they could say there's always a silver lining in your roads.

    :)
     
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  20. SLACKACTION

    SLACKACTION UNION REPRESENTATIVE

    Really Claw..... u set around all day and come up with that........ that was brilliant.......
     
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  21. V. Kurt Bellman

    V. Kurt Bellman Typical Government Drone

    After UnderArmor started weaving silver thread into product to “fight bacteria”, I gave up. After all, one’s eyes can only roll so much before one gets dizzy and falls over.
     
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