On Fri, 2008-06-20 at 06:22 +1000, Keith Antoine wrote:
> saki wrote:
> > Lonni J Friedman wrote:
> >> Gas in the SF Bay Area has been hovering around $4.65 for the past 2
> >> weeks. I've not noticed any change in traffic, it still sucks.
> >> Prices could always be *alot* worse:
> > Really, Lonnie?
> > In this benighted Labour-(read Democrat)dictated country it's now
> > around $11 a gallon (of course, some $2 goes to the company investing
> > and retrieving, shipping, processing and selling the
> > oil/petroleum/diesel, and the rest goes to shoring up the corrupt and
> > "tax and spend" socialist "Government").
> > The clever ****'s place "revenue" as a tax on every gallon shipped,
> > and then add VAT (Value Added Tax would you believe?) on the cost and
> > the tax when you buy it.
> > Brilliant, and this on top of the average wage earner's loss of 35% of
> > his/her pay in taxation already!
> > Think yourselves lucky!
> > Terence
> > _______________________________________________
> There is not a country where TAX is not a major component of energy
> supply and GAS/PETROL/DIESEL is the particular bone of contention at
> this point in time.
> Here in OZ we are paying around the $1.60/$1.70 per litre at the moment
> and it will be $2.00 shortly. Majority of commuters will not use the
> public transport its
> inconvenient, yet willing to blame government and anyone else for their
> woes. Will not give up their two cars and running of children to school
> or whatever sporting
> events they are taxi service for.
> It is just starting to sink in that smaller cars and alternative energy
> cars might just be a good thing, the average person me included can be
I'm not to upset over taxes. Oregon folks are NUTS against taxes and
their roads show it. My car sounds as if it's roaring on I-5 as soon as
I cross from California to Oregon. What gets me is the exorbitant
profits the oil companies are making.