Regulating Gas

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Regulating Gas As we all know our transportation system is terrible. On average, a U.S. citizen spends more to commute then any other country in the world. A15 to 20-mile commute in lot of cities in the U.S can take up to an hour. Something needs to be done! Adding more lanes on existing freeways is not working, and building more freeways will just prolong the inevitable "" more roads more traffic, need more roads. Something should be done to lighten the load that our freeways are being put though each day. Should the government indirectly force people to takes mass transit buy means of a alternate driving day, large tax on gas or tax on automobiles? I blame the government for not regulating the monopoly that the auto industry has put on us. The unregulated auto industry has forced the government to build freeways and to show how the auto would be the thing of the future, and now we are swimming in cars and trucks on a large vast parking lot from coast to coast.

It seems the Auto industry has indirectly force us to drive cars. Some of us know that old saying, "Too much of anything can lead to disaster." I am one of those drivers among many that get a little upset when I'm sitting or traveling on a freeway at 10 miles an hour. Should we have some kind of regulation on driving? Should the government indirectly force people to takes mass transit buy means of a alternate driving day, large tax on gas or tax on automobiles? I'm not saying that automobiles are a bad thing; I love cars as much as the next guy. Automobiles are in many ways a good thing. It provides unlimited mobility and gives us the freedom to...



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