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Originally posted by Willbert
Has anyone found an "official" response from a government official on what they are doing with the windfall due to the increase of tax revenue from the increased cost of gas?
I can understand when a government "budgets" their books based on their income.. but I'm sure someone is grinning at all this additional dollars rolling in.
Just wondering why the MSM is not covering how "happy" someone is with all these additional funds.
Here in T.O. Ontario their planning to cut a few recreational locations due to insufficient funds.. and also include "fees" to maintain some of the remainders.
[edit on 28-5-2008 by Willbert]
Originally posted by scarlett1125
Actually, if people buy less gas and drive less, the government will make less off the tax because you do not pay per dollar; you pay per gallon. I believe that the federal tax on gas is around $.30 per gallon, and then your state tax is something else. Ours in Washington is around $.20 per gallon.
Originally posted by Now_Then
reply to post by LoneWeasel
I don't think you will find tankers being drilled just yet - it's the fuel tanks of cars and trucks mainly - and espically the newer plastic sort because there is less chance of a spark from your cordless drill - mind you the tanks on trucks/buses and well Ok petrol tankers hold a huge amount of diesel - so they must also be very tempting.
Originally posted by TheRedneck
You cannot fight crime with anti-crime devices. The only one I know of that works comes in 12-gauge size. I've used this particular one for many years and only once have lost gas (back in the late 70s).
Originally posted by TheComte
reply to post by Now_Then
Are you saying that this van can measure the emissions of your car just by driving past, and then sending you a letter to tune it up? That's the first I've heard of this.