In a message dated 8/11/99 12:03:45 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
<< Like the US report that
stated over 50% of the price is represented by taxes, the same applies here
- the last reported numbers were 54% taxes going to various levels of govt,
and that would NOT include the income taxes, property taxes etc that oil
companies also pay and have to build into their sales price.
Complaints are usually aimed at the gouging oil companies,,,, what about
those gouging govts?? >>
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I was REALLY trying not to get into this thread. (I hate that term, too.) In
Pennsylvania, land of perpetual road work, the prices range from $1.18 to
$1.50 gal. That's not too bad, considering.
My feeling is that I wouldn't mind paying a bit more for gas if they would
use the extra income to FIX THE ******* ROADS!!! We (PENNDOT) put our roads
on this rotating schedule for resurfacing, but they never get around to
fixing the roads that need it. When a roads needs work, they put it on their
"20 year list" which means they will fix it in 20 years. Some national
trucking organization constantly puts PA at the bottom of the "best roads"
Sorry for the rant.
'92 Mitsubishi Expo LRV Sport