Raymond E. Camp, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

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Bob Betel
Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc. - Sweetwater, TN
President, Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc

As usual, I researched before I posted this answer.  The  $10 per barrel fee, would be imposed on the oil companies, which in turn work raise the price of gas at the pump anywhere from 18-25 cents. The funds would be used to rebuild federal highways, and update the train systems among others. In 2014, we used 6.97 billion barrels of oil. At $10 per barrel, that would come to  69.7 billion dollars per year. Reading the Citizens Against Government Waster (cagw.org)  our government is wasting 639 billion per year. Have to government cut the waste by only 10%, would equal the fee (really a tax).  Before any new taxes or fees, the government should cut the waste in spending.

Feb 07, 2016 02:12 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

hell, no....

Feb 07, 2016 01:34 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

   I have a suggestion:  remember during the big Snow Storm last month, they let tens of thousands of non-essential Government employees stay home? 

    Well since those bureaucrats are NOT ESSENTIAL, then fire all of them, and use that $$$$ to fund any gas-saving projects.

Feb 07, 2016 10:58 AM
Women of Westchester Working Together
Women of Westchester Working Together - West Harrison, NY
Women helping Women get ahead

I guess I believe in free market economy, so no.

Feb 07, 2016 12:29 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

HELL NO! I hope the people will revolt like never before over this socialistic action.

Feb 07, 2016 12:18 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Raymond- personally, I'd like to see the government do less (well, they actually are doing less, if you know what I mean) and not mess us up any more than they have. 

Feb 07, 2016 03:19 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

What Bob Betel said ... government needs to cut wasteful spending!!!!

Feb 07, 2016 02:20 AM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

I for one am not fooled by the two step forward and three back of this administration. Pro.blem solving is defnitely not a strong suit here!

Feb 07, 2016 01:37 AM
Chrissi Chapman Topoleski
Coldwell Banker Realty - Woodbridge, VA
Passionate about helping others achieve success!

I think this should be up to the businesses themselves to do it. Leave the government out.

Feb 07, 2016 01:15 AM
Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

No. But since when have taxes been "fair"??

Feb 07, 2016 12:49 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Fuel for motor vehicles should be kept as $4 a gallon.

At that price the consumer makes better choices.

However, the difference between the barrel price for which oil is purchased and refined, and $4 is set aside for highway maintenance/mass transit/walkable communities. 

Feb 07, 2016 02:33 AM
Val Evans
Scottsdale, AZ

The "green" movement is a total joke. If even 20% of the "greenies" would ever practice what they preach, there would be no "climate change" problems. Nothing I hate more than somebody telling me how I should live my life when they themselves never play by thier own rules!

Feb 07, 2016 02:13 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

It is a HORRIBLE idea. Look at everything they waste now and they want us to give them more money? NO WAY. They need to cut the waste and or elect better leaders

Feb 07, 2016 09:35 AM
Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

Businesses shouldn't be forced to subsidize.

Feb 07, 2016 08:06 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Which politician will take credit for it?

Feb 07, 2016 07:51 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

No...there are plenty of laws doing that n already

Feb 07, 2016 07:33 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel


Feb 07, 2016 05:31 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Californians pay $1.00 in taxes for various taxes which includes highway funds, etc.  I agree with Bob Betel the government should find more ways to cut waste in spending.  Enough with nickel and diming us to oblivion.  A

Feb 07, 2016 05:26 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Out in California our gas tax goes to road repair... of course we've since had to pass TWO LAWS to remind our legislature about that.

Feb 07, 2016 04:45 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Just because the price of gas is down (probably temporarily), it's still a good idea to wean ourselves off of polluting technology.

Feb 07, 2016 04:01 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I like the answer by Bob Betel

Feb 07, 2016 03:07 AM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo

In reality, money makes the world go round.  The taxes collected or profits made are related to the amount of money the government or a business needs in order to survive.  The falling of energy prices such as oil phone service and electricity makes each of these entities get more creative to get these needed funds.  Traffic Tickets are an option for governments.  Businesses go out of business or consolidate.

Feb 07, 2016 01:57 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I have no problem with it. I just paid $1.17 for non-ethnaol gas, and I want a better and cleaner world for future generations.

Feb 07, 2016 12:55 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

What's fair?   I think we need a committee....Let's schedule a meeting...after lunch.

Feb 07, 2016 10:08 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

oil will not stay low forever - I don't appreciate the liberal lawmakers taking this opportunity to pile on taxes that will not go away when the price of oil goes up. 

Feb 07, 2016 09:34 PM
Dennis Swartz
Full Circle Property Management - Columbus, OH
MBA, GRI...experience counts!

We need to surcharge for infrastructure repair before bridges start to fall.

Feb 07, 2016 06:41 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good morning Raymond. As with anything to do with free enterprise,  It has to start someplace. Anything that goes down must go back up. How soon will it be before were back up $100 a barrel?

Feb 07, 2016 06:41 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Ray. No way, this is still a free market system in this country or at least it is supposed to be.

Feb 07, 2016 06:11 PM
Fred Hafdelin
Weichert Realtors - Mountain Lakes, NJ

No its not fair to the public to fund greener vehicles etc.. First cut down on government waste like Bob Betel says. The public gets a break by finally having lower gas/oil prices and they have to pay to help fund mass transit etc.? Let business do the funding. They will get any profits.

Feb 07, 2016 05:51 PM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Any new 'tax' imposed would stay no matter the future of oil cost.  Why is the general public gettin hit when nothing was mentioned when the oil companies were boasting the biggest profits ever only a few years ago while the public could barely afford to drive to work.  

Feb 07, 2016 12:57 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

It is is the public interest to reduce our reliance on oil, so I am happy to fund these measures even though I may not ever drive an electric car.

Feb 07, 2016 09:44 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

It should not be a tax/fee on fuel but on all vehicles if the concern is maintaining roads and mass transit.

Feb 07, 2016 05:41 AM