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    Re: Gasoline Taxes Per Gallon Nearly 7 Times Exxon Mobiles

    Quote Originally Posted by DontDoIt View Post
    CARPE DIEM: Gasoline Taxes Per Gallon Are Almost 7 Times ExxonMobil's Profit: 42 cents vs. 7 cents for QI

    Pretty short and sweet blogged article, but did anyone else find this surprising?
    Not surprising, but interesting. First of all, big oil profit & taxes are unsimular items. Second, gas taxes are used to fund everything under the sun, and therein lies the reason. Third, you think gas taxes are high? Try cigarette taxes.

    The California proposal, identified as Proposition 86 on the November ballot, would increase the tax on cigarettes to $3.47 a pack from the current 87 cents. Similar increases would apply to cigars and other tobacco products. That would send the average price of a pack of cigarettes from $4 to $6.55, says the California Department of Health Services.
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    Re: Gasoline Taxes Per Gallon Nearly 7 Times Exxon Mobiles

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    I remember that your posts confuse fiction with real life.
    IIRC, the mayor says he is a REAL libertarian...
    So he not only sets himself apart from liberals and conservatives, he sets himself apart from "unreal" libertarians....

    I wish him luck with that.....fact is, we are all part of the same social construct...like it or not.
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    Re: Gasoline Taxes Per Gallon Nearly 7 Times Exxon Mobiles

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    There are people here on DP who deny that the oil companies get subsidies....
    There are people here on DP why deny a lot of easily searchable things. Honestly, the number of educated, reasonable, intelligent people here isn't a high number.
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    Re: Gasoline Taxes Per Gallon Nearly 7 Times Exxon Mobiles

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    Got links to prove any of this?
    Rising prices of energy hasn't made very many of us drive less, cool/heat our homes any less.
    Energy prices for businesses are passed on to the consumer.

    I think you are inventing things....
    Mayor unable to prove anything he says? Is that news? I'd really love to see the crackpot reasoning how green energy which is barely more expensive (or even cheaper) then fossil is slowing the recovery when it makes up a staggeringly small amount of US power (sans nuclear).

    I have mayor on ignore. He's not worth talking to.
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    Re: Gasoline Taxes Per Gallon Nearly 7 Times Exxon Mobiles

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post

    The stimulus was the biggest middle-class tax cut in history


    ""the major tax cuts enacted in the 2009 economic stimulus bill actually reduced federal income taxes for tax year 2009 for 98 percent of all working families and individuals." In terms of the number of Americans who benefited, the stimulus bill was the biggest tax cut in history."

    Yeah, talk to us April 2012.
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    Re: Gasoline Taxes Per Gallon Nearly 7 Times Exxon Mobiles

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    More than sufficient to debunk your unsubstantiated claim.
    Really? Maybe you should look at actual data sometime instead of your leftwing blog sites.

    You claimed:

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    We are importing natural gas now too for the first time.
    And I replied:

    Not true. We've always, at least since the early 1970s, imported a small percentage of our natural gas. We import a tiny percentage even though we are the world's leading producer of natural gas. Our production has even risen over the past five years.

    Actually, the U.S. proven oil and gas reserves have increased significantly in recent years.
    Here's my proof. Sorry, but it's actual data from the U.S. Department of Energy rather than an obscure position paper, so you probably won't believe it......
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    Re: Gasoline Taxes Per Gallon Nearly 7 Times Exxon Mobiles

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    According to

    Fuel Economy of the 2001 Ford Taurus FFV

    it is 19 miles per gallon. 1 gallon is 3.78 liters, and 1 mile is 1.609 km. That gives 30,57 km per gallon, which is then 8.08 km per litre... and that..is HORRIBLE fuel economy. He could save tons of money by getting a compact European car from that era. My 2000 VW Polo goes 18ish km per litre, and a modern European compact car goes far far longer than that. A modern Ford Fiesta goes 47+ miles per gallon according to Ford UK.. yes petrol version.
    I've ridden in a Polo, you have to be a midget to be comfortable in one.
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    Re: Gasoline Taxes Per Gallon Nearly 7 Times Exxon Mobiles

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    Really? Maybe you should look at actual data sometime instead of your leftwing blog sites.

    You claimed:



    And I replied:



    Here's my proof. Sorry, but it's actual data from the U.S. Department of Energy rather than an obscure position paper, so you probably won't believe it......
    I was paraphrasing Bush's Task Force Report, which I have already posted for you, which says,

    "As it is, national solutions alone cannot work. Politicians still speak of U.S. energy independence, while the United States is importing more than half of its oil supplies and may soon for the first time become reliant on sources outside North America for substantial amounts of natural gas."


    Your graph above seems to bear that out. Thanks!
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    Re: Gasoline Taxes Per Gallon Nearly 7 Times Exxon Mobiles

    $4.50 gallon

    $0.47 Fed/St. taxes

    $0.07 Big Oil profit
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    Re: Gasoline Taxes Per Gallon Nearly 7 Times Exxon Mobiles

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    There are people here on DP why deny a lot of easily searchable things. Honestly, the number of educated, reasonable, intelligent people here isn't a high number.
    yeah, its hard being the bearer of bad news, but what you said suggests that the uneducated, unreasonable, stupid people here outnumber the rest of us....
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