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Here it comes "Gas Tax proposal" Senators Propose 12-Cent Gas Tax Increase

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posted on Jun, 20 2014 @ 12:31 AM
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a reply to: MarlinGrace

I guess when you are chauffeured in a limo all the time it is easier to blame the driver for a rough and bumpy ride than the potholes not filled because the money is spent on chauffeuring them around in a limo...at least that is how the welfare recipients look at it while getting their free rides to the doctor appointments in the minivan I drive all day.

But if you can't waste millions advertising that you spent billions filling in potholes while funding the precursor to Fast and Furious and bailing out the banks....





posted on Jun, 20 2014 @ 01:26 AM
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[gentle dig] ah it never fails to raise a smile here to see a us citizen whineing about the price of road fuel
come back when you are paying the fuel price plus fuel duty (tax) then pay VAT (tax) on both
so tax on tax that works out to around 80% on a product priced in litres because if they still used gallons
here people might notice and tell the incompetent greedy fekwits to do one [/gentle dig]



posted on Jun, 20 2014 @ 01:55 AM
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a reply to: Swills

Oh Bull#. Just because there is a crisis in Iraq does not mean the prices will go up.

You know what happened before the second gulf war... erm War in Iraq?The price of oil per barrel was like $100. As the bomb began to fall the price dropped to $30.

The price of petrol didn't drop #.



posted on Jun, 20 2014 @ 01:57 AM
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originally posted by: 727Sky
I personally would like to see a breakdown of where the millions of dollars each and every day goes to..


2013 Tax Receipt
www.whitehouse.gov...

National Defense 24.79%

----Military personnel salaries and benefits 5.97%

----Ongoing operations, equipment, and supplies 10.16%

----Research, development, weapons, and construction 7.60%

----Atomic energy defense activities 0.69%

----Defense-related FBI activities and additional national defense 0.37%

Health care 25.19%

----Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) 10.76%

----Medicare doctor payments and prescription drug payments 11.17%

----Health research and food safety 1.43%

----Disease control and public health services 0.85%

----Additional health care activities 0.96%

Job and Family Security 18.77%

----Unemployment insurance 0.54%

----Food and nutrition assistance 3.89%

----Housing assistance 1.74%

----Earned income, Making Work Pay, and child tax credits 3.1%

----Supplemental Security Income 2.11%

----Federal military and civilian employee retirement and disability 5.16%

----Child care, foster care, and adoption support 0.62%

----Temporary Assistance for Needy Families 0.70%

----Railroad retirement and additional income security 0.44%

Education and Job Training 2.85%

----Elementary, secondary, and vocational education 1.66%

----Student financial aid for college -0.02%

----Job training and employment services 0.28%

----Employment training for people with disabilities and additional education and job services 0.93%

Veterans Benefits 5.44%

----Income and housing support 2.63%

----Health care 2.06%

----Education, training, and additional veterans benefits 0.75%

Natural Resources, Energy, and Environment 1.92%

----Water and land management 0.72%

----Energy supply and conservation 0.40%

----Environmental protection and other energy and natural resources 0.80%

International Affairs 1.82%

----Development and humanitarian assistance 0.89%

----Security assistance 0.39%

----Foreign affairs, embassies, and additional international affairs 0.54%

Science, Space, and Technology Programs 1.13%

----NASA 0.64%

----National Science Foundation and additional science research
and laboratories 0.49%



Immigration, Law Enforcement, and Administration of Justice 2.06%

Agriculture 1.15%

Community, Area, and Regional Development 0.37%

Response to Natural Disasters 0.90%

Additional Government Programs 4.98%

Net Interest 8.64%

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posted on Jun, 20 2014 @ 02:33 AM
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a reply to: buster2010
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posted on Jun, 20 2014 @ 02:40 AM
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Yep. They've got the price pegged at $4.26/gal over here. I knew I should've filled up last week. -sigh-



posted on Jun, 20 2014 @ 02:51 AM
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originally posted by: Swills
Not only are we sick of paying for already high priced fuel


Actually the USA has cheap fuel compared to most of the rest of the world....

www.globalpetrolprices.com...

You just like to drive large inefficient cars!



posted on Jun, 20 2014 @ 07:12 AM
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originally posted by: buster2010
Yeah this makes a lot of sense. Let's make sure that gas tax keeps up with inflation but when it comes to minimum wage keeping up with inflation they throw a fit. I don't care if Donald Duck runs in the next election I'm voting against the incumbent.

AGREE 100%!!!
I would give you a thousand stars on this post if it was possible.

If only everyone would vote a straight anti-incumbent ticket in the next election!



posted on Jun, 20 2014 @ 07:15 AM
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originally posted by: hellobruce

originally posted by: Swills
Not only are we sick of paying for already high priced fuel


Actually the USA has cheap fuel compared to most of the rest of the world....

www.globalpetrolprices.com...

You just like to drive large inefficient cars!

Funny thing, that excuse.

When GW Bush was in office and gasoline prices were 'sky-high' at $1.89/gallon.... he was a BIG OIL guy, according to the Democrats... that's why the prices were 'so high'.

Now that a Democrat is the President, we have them telling us that we need to be paying what the Europeans pay for gasoline.



posted on Jun, 20 2014 @ 07:25 AM
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Hell just about last week the Australian PM said to Obama that Australia has three time higher fuel taxes than the US when they were talking about global warming / carbon taxes...



posted on Jun, 20 2014 @ 08:22 AM
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a reply to: 727Sky

This is fracking insane! Are we not taxed enough already? Already at least 40% of what you pay for gasoline is tax.

The fed govt's addiction to our money and their ceaseless attempts at justifying taking more of it must stop!!!!

Do these morons not understand that higher tax rates hurt the economy? Frack me! Why don't they just cut to the chase and announce that everything we make belongs to the govt? (so from now on we will only discuss how much the govt allows us to keep of their money).



posted on Jun, 20 2014 @ 08:52 AM
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Geez, thats terrible.

In Canada we are paying something like $5.60 a gallon when you account for the 35% tax.

What do Americans pay for gas?



posted on Jun, 20 2014 @ 12:00 PM
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originally posted by: Sunwolf
...And the horse they rode in on...


Sideways



No more taxes. The taxes they get now they mis-use. And why raise taxes on anything, let alone gas, when people are already struggling at the pumps??? Gas prices is because of wall street speculators. Time to arrest them.



posted on Jun, 20 2014 @ 12:09 PM
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I'll support the increase for one reason.
50% of Americans pay no income tax.
But they drive on the same roads. Lets get that onuce of blood out of them this way.



posted on Jun, 20 2014 @ 12:14 PM
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originally posted by: MALBOSIA
Geez, thats terrible.

In Canada we are paying something like $5.60 a gallon when you account for the 35% tax.

What do Americans pay for gas?


A couple of weeks ago I was paying $3.39 a gallon. I paid $3.80 yesterday.

Des



posted on Jun, 20 2014 @ 02:19 PM
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originally posted by: butcherguy

originally posted by: hellobruce

originally posted by: Swills
Not only are we sick of paying for already high priced fuel


Actually the USA has cheap fuel compared to most of the rest of the world....

www.globalpetrolprices.com...

You just like to drive large inefficient cars!

Funny thing, that excuse.

When GW Bush was in office and gasoline prices were 'sky-high' at $1.89/gallon.... he was a BIG OIL guy, according to the Democrats... that's why the prices were 'so high'.

Now that a Democrat is the President, we have them telling us that we need to be paying what the Europeans pay for gasoline.


Where were you living?

I was in Atlanta in 2006.
Gas lines were miles long at $5+ a gallon!
That was after it went over $3, then $4 in the years prior.



posted on Jun, 20 2014 @ 02:31 PM
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a reply to: the owlbear

Dunno about you, but I have lived in MS, TN and TX during the period from 2005 on and I have never even seen $4.00 gas. There is something bad wrong in Atlanta for gas to have been that high.

Are you Sure you are not remembering prices shortly after Katrina? (earlier than 2006, for sure).



posted on Jun, 20 2014 @ 03:02 PM
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originally posted by: the owlbear

originally posted by: butcherguy

originally posted by: hellobruce

originally posted by: Swills
Not only are we sick of paying for already high priced fuel


Actually the USA has cheap fuel compared to most of the rest of the world....

www.globalpetrolprices.com...

You just like to drive large inefficient cars!

Funny thing, that excuse.

When GW Bush was in office and gasoline prices were 'sky-high' at $1.89/gallon.... he was a BIG OIL guy, according to the Democrats... that's why the prices were 'so high'.

Now that a Democrat is the President, we have them telling us that we need to be paying what the Europeans pay for gasoline.


Where were you living?

I was in Atlanta in 2006.
Gas lines were miles long at $5+ a gallon!
That was after it went over $3, then $4 in the years prior.

I was living in Pennsylvania.
The average gasoline price per gallon in the US on January 26th, 2009 was $1.84 per gallon.

Consumer Reports

It was even cheaper in the lower Atlantic area and the Gulf Coast if you check the link.
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posted on Jun, 20 2014 @ 03:05 PM
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a reply to: 727Sky

Actually there is a way. Its called writing the legislation in a manner that specifically states what those collected funds can be used for.

In Missouri we had a gas tax that was being used for anything but the intended use - roads / public safety. An amendment was passed requiring all proceeds collected under that tax can only be used for the stated purpose. Because of that our roads drastically improved because of better maintenance, safety improvements were added (rumble strips on both sides of road including center lines on highway, cross over barriers added, etc.

Most laws wont be that specific because legislators generally don't like to show how much money a tax nets and if the tax is to high or to low based on the collections.

There is nothing stopping the American people from demanding all levels of government to use that language.



posted on Jun, 20 2014 @ 03:15 PM
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a reply to: DaRAGE

Just because it didn't happen back the early 90s doesn't mean it can't happen today. So you can't call BS until the fat lady sings. This time Iraq is dealing with terrorists taking over which can and will include oil fields.



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