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RIPOFF

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Today I put eleven (11) gallons of gas in my car and it only cost $50.00.

Electric vehicles are starting to look better every day!

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Then what are we gonna do about collecting the gasoline tax which is used for roads?

 

Guess the government will just have to go to play #2 and tax you by the miles driven.

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Comment: RIPOFF

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The oil companies are making a nice profit.......we need someone with a plan to reduce our

dependence on foreign oil.

 

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SIMPLEGAL wrote:

The oil companies are making a nice profit.......we need someone with a plan to reduce our

dependence on foreign oil.

 


We already are reducing our dependency on foreign oil.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/03/01/our-dependence-foreign-oil-declining

Although the Administration could do more by opening up domestic drilling more, which would also help with adding needed jobs too.

 

The United States federal excise tax on gasoline is 18.4 cents per gallon and 24.4 cents per gallon for diesel fuel.  State and local taxes add a whole lot more; adding up sometimes to over 50 cents a gallon.

 

Here's an interactive map on state and local gas taxes to check out where you live.

http://www.bankrate.com/finance/taxes/gas-taxes-by-state.aspx

 

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SIMPLEGAL wrote:

Today I put eleven (11) gallons of gas in my car and it only cost $50.00.

Electric vehicles are starting to look better every day!

GOLF.jpg

 


I have seen these at every 55 plus community from Florida to Vegas...  the seniors love them!

Life's a Journey, not a Destination" Aerosmith
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GOLF: RIPOFF

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Guess I better learn how to play golf...GOLF.png

 

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"....The oil companies are making a nice profit.......we need someone with a plan to reduce our

dependence on foreign oil....".

 

    No. We don't need 'someone' --- we need all Americans to help themselves. Once again, we have an issue largely the fault of the people complaining. Everyone who does not need a larger, heavier, less fuel-efficient vehicle for a business should be looking to get an auto that is fuel efficient. We have a nation full of people commuting in F150's, Escalades, Navigator's, etc.  Everyone who has traveled to Europe will see that millions of people do very nicely driving small vehicles. It's only in America that people commute to work in a 'bus'.

   People have to help themselves. End of rant. (p.s., I have a Ford, C-Max hybrid --- 43 mpg so far).

           


Just think. The world was built by the lowest bidder.
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retiredtraveler wrote:

"....The oil companies are making a nice profit.......we need someone with a plan to reduce our

dependence on foreign oil....".

 

    No. We don't need 'someone' --- we need all Americans to help themselves. Once again, we have an issue largely the fault of the people complaining. Everyone who does not need a larger, heavier, less fuel-efficient vehicle for a business should be looking to get an auto that is fuel efficient. We have a nation full of people commuting in F150's, Escalades, Navigator's, etc.  Everyone who has traveled to Europe will see that millions of people do very nicely driving small vehicles. It's only in America that people commute to work in a 'bus'.

   People have to help themselves. End of rant. (p.s., I have a Ford, C-Max hybrid --- 43 mpg so far).

           


You know, there is a pervasive sense of "powerlessness" in this country...perhaps from a steady diet of being "ripped off."  You are correct that we shouldn't rely on "somebody"...we should initiate action ourselves.  The first action is to speak out on isssues that affect us and offer our own suggestions for how to effectively correct the problems.  Secondly, we should make the small changes we seem so unwilling to make...small steps added together create big changes.  Congratulations on making the choice to drive a fuel efficient vehicle!  

“The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking."
War With Honour, 1940 ~ A.A. Milne
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Prosecco62 wrote:


You know, there is a pervasive sense of "powerlessness" in this country...perhaps from a steady diet of being "ripped off."  You are correct that we shouldn't rely on "somebody"...we should initiate action ourselves.  The first action is to speak out on isssues that affect us and offer our own suggestions for how to effectively correct the problems.  Secondly, we should make the small changes we seem so unwilling to make...small steps added together create big changes.  Congratulations on making the choice to drive a fuel efficient vehicle!  


You are right.. people read the paper and hear the issues and feel like they cannot make one bit of difference or change anything.. as you say, we can all make changes for ourselves and that will give back the feeling of being able to control our own lives !

Life's a Journey, not a Destination" Aerosmith
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We can't make a difference unless someone who can make the change can hear us.  About the oil, take the Dakota pipeline for example;  We will get oil from it and it will flow into the gulf of Mexico.  We will export it to another country and they will sell it to a different country.  We, the USA will go to the different country and import it for our needs.  The price will be exaggerated and will be reflected at our pumps.  Why will this work that way?  It's so we can balance out imports with exports.  Our government does this to appease the "numbers" rather than care for us at the pumps.  This is why it costs us $50.00 at the pump for a small amount of gas.  The big oil companies have lobbyed for this and our elected officials bought it.

 

 

 

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