posted on Mar, 7 2011 @ 03:29 PM
reply to post by samkent
Actually, funding for the health service and state pensions is through a secondary tax we pay on earnings known as National Insurance. The income tax
and indirect taxes on goods aren't used for the health care system.
Which is why we complain about fuel in particular. Why does there need to be over 70 pence worth of tax on a single litre of fuel. Gov. takes over £3
($5) of tax per gallon.
£1.33 a litre here atm.
The one that amazed me was when I was being taken to the airport in the UAE and the agent stopped off at a petrol station. Had a look at the pump and
I thought "hmm it's surprisingly expensive here, almost a dollar a litre." I mentioned this to the agent who kindly pointed out that the pumps read in
imperial gallons, not litres.
65p a gallon! I'd give my right arm for petrol that cheap.
Another thing I've noticed in the UK/US comparisons is how crap your fuel is. Regular over here is 95 RON and premium is at least 98 RON. My bike
would struggle to even run properly on your "premium" juice.
edit on 7/3/11 by cheesyleps because: (no reason given)