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gas price hurting you?

by jonah jones / June 16, 2008 5:20 AM PDT
try the UK

2 GBP=$3.92
3.85Litres=1 US gal

$15 a gallon................


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(NT) Price ? -Less taxes ?
by Mac McMullen / June 16, 2008 7:22 AM PDT
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You're correct, the taxes on petrol pay for road constructio
by Ziks511 / June 16, 2008 10:26 PM PDT
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n which I always found to be first rate over there. Taxes on petrol run about 64%. Taxes on gas in Canada are not earmarked like that, regrettably, but just slide into general revenue. Since I don't buy gas I'm not certain but I think that it runs about $1.35 a litre which means over $5.00 a gallon. I'd be happy to see legislation earmarking taxes on petroleum products for road maintenance, but 64% is way too much. I'd also like to see taxes on liquor earmarked for health services, that'd certainly help with the cost of health care and stop politicians shoving it into the pockets of their friends.

Rob

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From the National Post a conservative news souirce in Can.
by Ziks511 / June 16, 2008 10:33 PM PDT
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"The Competition Bureau's discovery of a price-fixing conspiracy at gas stations in four southeastern Quebec cities has led to an apparent wave of "Gotcha!" sentiment among Canadian drivers harried by high prices at the pump. There has always been a strain of opinion that sees something deeply suspicious in the similarity in prices that usually prevails over a geographical area, on any given day, in the consumer market for gas. With prices now hovering around $1.30 a litre in major metro areas, the perennial grumbling is turning into rage. Are the dirty tricks in Sherbrooke and Victoriaville just the tip of the iceberg? Are the rest of us being victimized by the oil companies too?"

Suspicions confirmed?

Rob

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Vos vet der zofs ein Jonah, zogt es mir in Israel?
by Ziks511 / June 16, 2008 10:55 PM PDT
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Sorry if my Yiddish is rusty, it is mostly derived from friends and folk music from 40 years ago. For everyone else it's supposed to mean "What's going on Jonah, in Israel, tell me."


What's the price of gas in Israel these days? Hope it's not awful, but those of us on this side of the Atlantic have been in such a comfortable position for so long that we think it's our right. Everywhere else there are taxes for roads and to limit travel and traffic, plus other alternatives like a good rail system, and busses.

Nothing is simple. If you have cars and trucks and everything else you need roads, those roads need to be paid for and maintained, and those who use them and need them (like trucking companies) should be the ones who pay for them. If they're not paying for them, then they are being subsidized by others, by people who may be completely divorced from that area, but are being taxed in order to provide a service to others.

Rob

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yo! Rob, good to see you back
by jonah jones / June 17, 2008 2:57 AM PDT

the price of gas is as awful as your Yiddish Happy (which i don't speak BTW)

last time i filled her up, it was about $7.80 a US gallon ($2 a liter), and boy! did that hurt


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by Willy / June 17, 2008 4:28 AM PDT
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Considering that the cost of gas here in my area for roughly 1 yrs. time is about 20-25% higher than last year. So, in that light its a pretty heavy cost to pay. Anyone that pays 20-25% more on anything will scream. I don't see if going down either, I guess getting a horse makes for sense now than ever before. Wink -----Willy

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Mostly in the rising cost of everything else.
by Angeline Booher / June 17, 2008 5:13 AM PDT
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As I said in another tread, I don't drive many miles. But the price on everything goes up. In some areas a gallon of milk is about equal to a gallon of gas.

Angeline
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