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4 hours ago, Huaco Kid said:

As long as Trump.

True.  The drive to increase taxes because they could, would be too strong for Democrats to resist.  They think taxes are free money,m and they want all the free money they can get from you.

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8 hours ago, pipedreams said:

$1.98.9 this morning, hard to beat that.

Wonder how long that will last?

 

Until most if not all producers using fracking and other high cost extraction technology have been shut down by bankruptcy.   

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Filled up for $1.91/gal the other day here in Texas... thought the little dust-up with Iran last month might nudge prices up, but we were largely unaffected. If the Dems regain power, I have no doubts that they will use higher taxes at the pump to support their Green New Deal.

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2 hours ago, TXUSMC said:

Filled up for $1.91/gal the other day here in Texas... thought the little dust-up with Iran last month might nudge prices up, but we were largely unaffected. If the Dems regain power, I have no doubts that they will use higher taxes at the pump to support their Green New Deal.

Dems consistently raise gas taxes when the gas price is low, knowing many won't complain until later when the gas price is high, but by then it's futile to complain!

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When travelling the other day I paid $2.19 and noticed that about $.70 gal was tax.

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18 hours ago, deputy tom said:

$2.58 in Pittsburgh PA. tom.

Until recently,  PA had the highest gas tax.

Thanks to the honorable Ed Swindell.

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7 hours ago, Huaco Kid said:

Until recently,  PA had the highest gas tax.

Terrible irony. Wasn't petroleum pretty much first discovered in PA?

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8 hours ago, Fog said:

When travelling the other day I paid $2.19 and noticed that about $.70 gal was tax.

The fuel tax was supposed to go exclusively for maintenance and upgrade of the roads infrastructure. Then it began to be diverted to  greenways and mass transit and light rail and other non roads infrastructure projects. 
 

As vehicle MPG has improved less fuel is sold, thus taxes per gallon must increase. 
 

With hybrid and electric vehicles little or no petroleum fuel is required, do a mileage tax will come. And too soon that will apply to normal fuel burners as well. 

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$2.39 up once cent from a few days ago.

I live in a county and state with higher gas taxes as a result of no income tax.

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38 minutes ago, railfancwb said:

The fuel tax was supposed to go exclusively for maintenance and upgrade of the roads infrastructure. Then it began to be diverted to  greenways and mass transit and light rail and other non roads infrastructure projects. 
 

As vehicle MPG has improved less fuel is sold, thus taxes per gallon must increase. 
 

With hybrid and electric vehicles little or no petroleum fuel is required, do a mileage tax will come. And too soon that will apply to normal fuel burners as well. 

Some states are putting a big fee on annual registration of hybrid and electric vehicles to compensate for the lack of gas tax.

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1 hour ago, gwalchmai said:

Terrible irony. Wasn't petroleum pretty much first discovered in PA?

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1 hour ago, gwalchmai said:

Terrible irony.

We were the highest,  but the California politicians got jealous and bumped theirs up a notch.

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3 hours ago, gwalchmai said:

Terrible irony. Wasn't petroleum pretty much first discovered in PA?

See the source image

Drake's Well, Titusville Pa. tom.:cowboy2:

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5 hours ago, Huaco Kid said:

We were the highest,  but the California politicians got jealous and bumped theirs up a notch.

When it comes to taking things from the public, liberals also take the cake.

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3 hours ago, deputy tom said:

See the source image

Drake's Well, Titusville Pa. tom.:cowboy2:

Many years ago during the first "gas crisis", I read a reprint of a full page newspaper ad from PA around 1918 or so, claiming that  we were coming to the end of all the available petroleum and would be facing an energy crisis.  Then there were periodic claims to that effect up to present day.  Now we export petroleum.

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6 hours ago, railfancwb said:

The fuel tax was supposed to go exclusively for maintenance and upgrade of the roads infrastructure. Then it began to be diverted to  greenways and mass transit and light rail and other non roads infrastructure projects. 
 

As vehicle MPG has improved less fuel is sold, thus taxes per gallon must increase. 
 

With hybrid and electric vehicles little or no petroleum fuel is required, do a mileage tax will come. And too soon that will apply to normal fuel burners as well. 

AND, since the .gov cannot trust citizens to accurately report our mileage, all cars will be equipped with an IOT tattler to report to the .gov how much we drive, and how fast, and whether we drive safe, and whether we drive angry, and whether we cuss...

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2 hours ago, gwalchmai said:

AND, since the .gov cannot trust citizens to accurately report our mileage, all cars will be equipped with an IOT tattler to report to the .gov how much we drive, and how fast, and whether we drive safe, and whether we drive angry, and whether we cuss...

If they can, they will!

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$1.91 today in San Antonio today, near Lackland AFB. 

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6 hours ago, gwalchmai said:

AND, since the .gov cannot trust citizens to accurately report our mileage, all cars will be equipped with an IOT tattler to report to the .gov how much we drive, and how fast, and whether we drive safe, and whether we drive angry, and whether we cuss...

If/When private cars and trucks have two way GPS - which many commercial vehicles already have - there won’t even be a need to physically access individual vehicles. 

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