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    Re: Gas prices are highest ever for this time of year

    Quote Originally Posted by sharon View Post
    Every state and most municipalities tax gasoline at the pump.. So does the Federal Government.
    True, but U.S. gas taxes are far lower than they are in, e.g. Europe.

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    Re: Gas prices are highest ever for this time of year

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    If you don't think the US economy, and world economy is better now than it was in '08/09, you really are delusional.
    Pretty much all economies are far further in debt. I'm not one to call that better.

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    Re: Gas prices are highest ever for this time of year

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonI View Post
    The President, any President, has very little to do with gas prices...prices are high because the big oil companies are greedy...they sell the majority of their product overseas at much higher prices so that keeps our prices high...in relative terms, our prices are low...in the UK, gas is about $10 a gallon...the real shame is that on top of record profits, we still give these companies Billions of dollars in subsidies...oh, and most of their product is sold tax free...
    Gas is so expensive in other places because of very high taxes.

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    Re: Gas prices are highest ever for this time of year

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Yet more evidence that it's the gas companies ripping us off that is responsible for the high prices, and not Obama's policies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheik Yerbuti View Post
    Yet more evidence that it's the gas companies ripping us off that is responsible for the high prices, and not Obama's policies.
    It's not "ripping us off" at all. Not when the price is posted right out there in plain sight and we pay for precisely however much we voluntarily pump into our vehicles. A rip off would be like being charged for 10 gallons when you only pump 8.

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    Re: Gas prices are highest ever for this time of year

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    There are no justifications for that but it pretty much mirrors much of the markets.

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    Re: Gas prices are highest ever for this time of year

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    The vast majority of our oil comes from Canada and elsewhere. Iran has been in this state for over a decade.

    I wonder if Obama, privately, loves this. The enviros want us all peddling bikes anyway.
    Yes... that exactly what environmentalist want....

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    Re: Gas prices are highest ever for this time of year

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    The vast majority of our oil comes from Canada and elsewhere. Iran has been in this state for over a decade.

    I wonder if Obama, privately, loves this. The enviros want us all peddling bikes anyway.
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    Re: Gas prices are highest ever for this time of year

    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    It's not "ripping us off" at all. Not when the price is posted right out there in plain sight and we pay for precisely however much we voluntarily pump into our vehicles. A rip off would be like being charged for 10 gallons when you only pump 8.
    Perhaps "price gouging" is a better word.

    Ultimately, it may be a good thing. If they want to price themselves straight out of the energy business, that's their prerogative. Excuse me while I check on prices for EVs.
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