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Gasoline Now More Expensive Than Heroin

Discussion in 'The Attic' started by zebedy, May 23, 2008.

    May 23, 2008
  1. zebedy

    zebedy No!!!! Im Spartacus MM webmeister

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  2. May 23, 2008
  3. GGW Laurie

    GGW Laurie Dormant account webmeister

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    i made a pic with my cell phone but it didnt turn out well enough to post but i thought it was funny, the guy outside the gas station was putting up new pricing for the 3 grades of fuel and on the sign below it said " we feel your pain, as our prices are changing daily" has anyone ever noticed the taxes that the federal and state goverments get per gallon of fuel? if gas prices continue to jump, can the fed and state goverments waive those taxes or would it even help? just something i was wondering about yesterday..........laurie
     
  4. May 23, 2008
  5. BingoT

    BingoT Nurses love to give shots webmeister

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    Did you know The Gas Prices are $&^%$ up.
    And did you know the best way to go now is by Bus :lolup:
    Bingo T's Bus Tours Saves You GAS :thumbsup:
    But one thing is the $*&^%$ price went up too.:mad:

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    Or soon we will have to do this to save.

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  6. May 23, 2008
  7. happygobrokey

    happygobrokey Dormant account

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    i've heard folks pressuring governments to do just that (what laurie said). i heard on the radio canada's pm says there is little effect to be had should they intervene, but yet taxes comprise one-third to a half of the price we pay, how could they not afford to knock off a quarter a litre / buck a gallon? the radio also said canadians are petitioning to have some portion of the tax waived for the summer months only. we love our compromises eh! . . .we're pussies rofl. . . .

    i remember not long ago george bush vetoed that bill that would raise the price of smokes by 40 cents a pack to devote the proceeds to street kids or literacy or school meals or extracurriculars, and he just axes the thing. even says on a microphone something like "i care about the future of america. that's why i'm going to veto the bill." guy bloody cracks me up how scheissdoof he can be. couldn't think of a better word.

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  9. heatherad

    heatherad Senior Member

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    You would think with the billions of dollars in surplus, the government would give alittle relief to Canadians.
    It blows me away when I see a gas receipt and that for $10 worth of gas we are paying $3.71(give or take a few cents) in taxes.
    Price of oil has gone up, electricity has gone up, etc. etc. The people I feel most sorry for are the seniors who are trying to survive on the small old age pension they receive a month.
     
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  10. May 23, 2008
  11. lots0

    lots0 Banned User - troll posts - flaming PABnonaccred

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    US federal gas taxes are at 18.4 cents per gallon and each state has it's own gas tax rate from Alaska that has a .o8 cent a gallon tax to California that has a .455 cent a gallon tax. So if your in California your paying .535 a gallon in gas tax.
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    Oh ya then you add sales tax (in most states) on top of that... Yes Americans are being taxed on a tax... happens all the time here in the Land of Freedom and Justice...
     
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  12. May 24, 2008
  13. zebedy

    zebedy No!!!! Im Spartacus MM webmeister

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    they probably could waive those taxes but i doubt they would, in the uk the goverment are trying to get more people to use public transport, so in keeping the gas prices high they hope to force people into doing that,

    Tax duty= 47.1p
    Cost of petrol=23.2p
    VAT=13.4p
    Retailer and
    delivery cost= 6.3p

    read the figures closely and you will realise that government takes 60.5 pence from 90p sales. This is slightly above 66% of the price. Poor retailer is only getting about 5p.
    i cant see how it can be justified,
    also there isnt really any competion in the oil business so they can charge what they like,
     
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