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Old 04-27-2006, 11:32 AM   #61
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I'm not trying to be rude, but isn't there already a tax on gas and it's already added into the price (help me out I can't remember what this type of tax is called, but they do it to, i think, stamps and other items as well.).
Yes - indeed there is. I didn't word my reply properly.
I was referring to the overtaxing of gasoline.

Anyway, the details I looked up from Wikipedia are:

US:
"The U.S. federal gasoline tax as of 2005 was 18.4¢/gal (4.86¢/L), and the gasoline taxes in the various states range from 10 cents to 33 cents, with an average about 22 cents per U.S. gallon (5.8¢/L). "

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"As of 2005 fuel duty in the United Kingdom is:
50.9 pence per litre (89 ¢/L) for conventional unleaded petrol "

So about 40 cents of a US gasoline gallon is tax.
In the UK, it is around $3.34 per gallon as tax.
An additional 2 or 3 dollars (or even less) of US tax would get politicians kicked out of office.
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Old 04-27-2006, 11:44 AM   #62
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3.25 a gallon today... up from 3.09 yesterday. i'm glad i waited a day to fill up
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Old 04-27-2006, 02:35 PM   #63
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me too! 8.4 gallons=$27.50
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Old 04-27-2006, 02:37 PM   #64
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The $20 I paid for gas today didn't even get me 1/2 a tank.
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Old 04-27-2006, 03:04 PM   #65
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As per Wikipedia, the Americans pay an average of $0.22 taxes per GALLON.

By comparison the Canadians pay 40-50% of their cost in taxes, which currently means about $1.50 per GALLON. That is if our gas cost $3/gallon like in the US. Since it actually costs almost $4, we are paying $2/gallon.

The Dutch pay 66% of the cost in taxes so they pay about $2 per GALLON, IF their gas cost $3/gallon like in the US. Since it costs over $6, they are actually paying more like $4 in taxes.

And the funny thing is, the US media and people in general are screaming about this the loudest while the rest of us are getting fleeced anywhere from 8-10 times as much per gallon!
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Old 04-27-2006, 05:23 PM   #66
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Old 04-27-2006, 05:28 PM   #67
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Speaking of the gas tax did you hear that they're thinking of getting rid of it to help prices?
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Old 04-29-2006, 09:24 PM   #68
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I paid $23 to fill up my Saturn last week, and I still had 1/4 tank when I did.

My parents sent me a gas gift card for Easter this year. Chocolate be damned!
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Old 04-29-2006, 11:03 PM   #69
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Adusted for inflation, US prices are still cheaper than they were in 1980.
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http://autos.msn.com/everyday/gassta...?zip=&src=Netx
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Old 05-06-2008, 01:27 PM   #71
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$4.09 for 87 octane in central CA and rising.
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Old 05-06-2008, 01:28 PM   #72
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Speaking of the gas tax did you hear that they're thinking of getting rid of it to help prices?
How is it that bad ideas continue to get brought up, while actual good ideas are never even mentioned?
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Yeah, dream on for the day when the gas co's will lower the ppg by the amount of the tax slash. they won't, they'll just pocket the difference

time to move on, people. new energy sources is the only way to go
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