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[Sep. 19th, 2004|07:59 pm]
Reading more polls concerning national issues (election-year stuff), it disheartens me to read the results.

More people worry about rising gas prices than job security, health care, or even the national debt. Worrying about gas prices shouldn't be the primary concern, although i'm not saying it can't be of any concern.

And maybe I wouldn't gripe every two weeks at how much I'm taxed, if my taxes were going to something useful, instead of wasteful spending on stupid "wars".

"Bush argues that with reduced income taxes, families have more to spend"

Yeah, on rising-prices for gas, health care, et cetera. -_-; Where's the savings, in the end?

*sighs* Kerry, who I'm voting for, wouldn't be a magical "cure-all" for the nation's ailments... but I believe another 4 years of Bush is far worse.

You know, the only charge against Saddam I can't understand, is for his 1990 invasion of Kuwait. It's like, c'mon, didn't Bush invade Iraq? x_x; Granted, Bush wasn't set out for mass-murdering, but still, Bush invaded Iraq, just like Saddam invaded Kuwait.

[User Picture]From: xochitl
2004-09-19 05:19 pm (UTC)
My solution to the gas prices: spend more money (like maybe, I dunno, taxes?) on public transportation. Valdosta has little to nothing in the way of public transit, and I know there are some poor students who would LOVE to take the bus everyday. Myself included. x_x
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[User Picture]From: shinwachou
2004-09-19 06:43 pm (UTC)
I actually don't mind public transportation. :B Too bad it's not well-developed (or so it seems to me) here in West Palm Beach. :\ We have Tri-Rail, but eh.
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[User Picture]From: aerialmelodies
2004-09-20 04:10 am (UTC)
Well, the governor that South Georgia praised and said would save the southern half of Georgia from Barnes' "Atlanta-loving self" is helping to make public transportation "better" in, oh... say.... Atlanta only? o_o; As he spends said money on transportation and let's the HOPE funds wither away and nixes fine arts from our schools. Grr. >:\

It probably wouldn't be as cost worthy as you may think, however. Right now it's around $1.25 to ride the bus in Clayton County only. So when you think that you have to ride it twice a day, you'd be spending far less on gas than you would by riding the bus. About the only good things out of paying more for the bus is that you're carpooling (in essence) and you're not driving. Imagine trying to get to Atlanta out of my county... I think my mom and I figured it to be nearly $5 a day to get from my house to Lenox. $10 fills my gas tank currently. ^^;
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[User Picture]From: xochitl
2004-09-20 05:43 am (UTC)
Well obviously it would have to be efficient to work. ^^; If people had to pay $5 a day for a bus ticket to ride to school, nobody would do it and the whole thing would be pointless. The whole purpose of public transit is to be cheap and more convenient than driving. I still think that if Montepulciano can do it, Valdosta should be able to. >_>

And if they're not going to create a decent bus system, they should at least give EVERY road sidewalks on BOTH sides so some of us can walk or ride our bikes without fear of death.
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From: kimry
2004-09-19 09:20 pm (UTC)
how are things? I need you to send me your mailing address. Gifty for you

kim AT eferfa DOT net
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