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BonjourUSA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-04 04:56 PM
Response to Reply #16
23. In France, for instance, 80% of gas price are taxes
Edited on Tue May-18-04 04:57 PM by BonjourUSA
This % is about the same in all European countries.
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  -Is gasoline too expensive in the United States? Feanorcurufinwe  May-18-04 04:17 PM   #0 
  - Nope, the country is just too big  RichardRay   May-18-04 04:20 PM   #1 
  - I understand  Feanorcurufinwe   May-18-04 04:34 PM   #5 
  - Just out of curiosity, what is the price /gallon in Wyoming these days?  AntiCoup2k   May-18-04 04:47 PM   #14 
  - Please don't give him to us  RichardRay   May-19-04 08:25 AM   #64 
  - Quite. The US is hoisted by its own petard...  HypnoToad   May-18-04 06:23 PM   #40 
  - Paid $2.29 for regular the other day  utopian   May-18-04 04:22 PM   #2 
  - We need to use this to push for alternative energy sources.  RC   May-18-04 04:29 PM   #3 
  - You use 1/3 of the oil pumped in the world each day.  BonjourUSA   May-18-04 04:36 PM   #7 
     - Wish we had your train system.  BiggJawn   May-18-04 04:55 PM   #22 
        - Thank the Oil Companies for that  Exgeneral   May-18-04 05:48 PM   #34 
           - Same thing with Urban Mass Transit.  BiggJawn   May-18-04 10:32 PM   #55 
  - Yes  tridim   May-18-04 04:32 PM   #4 
  - Yes and no  dsc   May-18-04 04:35 PM   #6 
  - Your transportation system is your issue  BonjourUSA   May-18-04 04:40 PM   #9 
     - you have no idea how much energy I do or don't consume  dsc   May-18-04 04:47 PM   #15 
        - I mean  BonjourUSA   May-18-04 04:51 PM   #19 
           - sorry should have realized that  dsc   May-18-04 08:39 PM   #52 
  - It is cheaper than most other countries, but it's a diff. lifestyle.  napi21   May-18-04 04:39 PM   #8 
  - Nope, we wasted 30 years since the last oil crisis  Lindacooks   May-18-04 04:41 PM   #10 
  - It's hard to say that gasoline is too expensive...  JavaJive   May-18-04 04:41 PM   #11 
  - Your post makes no sense  Sandpiper   May-18-04 05:31 PM   #30 
     - It makes perfect sense.  JavaJive   May-18-04 07:31 PM   #46 
  - I sure hope the people voting "no" are considering the REAL cost here.....  AntiCoup2k   May-18-04 04:44 PM   #12 
  - Increased fuel prices also make small businesse fold  Sandpiper   May-18-04 05:27 PM   #28 
  - Why IS gas so much cheaper in the US than Europe?  Feanorcurufinwe   May-18-04 04:45 PM   #13 
  - They tax the bejeezus out of it  dsc   May-18-04 04:48 PM   #16 
  - Is it really more than twice as expensive just because of taxes?  Feanorcurufinwe   May-18-04 04:55 PM   #21 
  - The taxes are huge  dsc   May-18-04 08:37 PM   #51 
  - In France, for instance, 80% of gas price are taxes  BonjourUSA   May-18-04 04:56 PM   #23 
  - because THEY don't spend $4000 out of pocket on their teeth  Skittles   May-18-04 06:01 PM   #35 
     - What did you "repair" for this price !?  BonjourUSA   May-18-04 06:16 PM   #38 
        - I had a bridge replaced  Skittles   May-19-04 08:07 AM   #63 
  - Are we only focusing on what we pay at the pump?  nothingshocksmeanymore   May-18-04 04:50 PM   #17 
  - I think the No's are missing the big picture  Sandpiper   May-18-04 04:51 PM   #18 
  - Isn't it possible  Feanorcurufinwe   May-18-04 05:07 PM   #25 
  - You must not be feeling much of a pinch  Sandpiper   May-18-04 05:20 PM   #26 
     - Sometimes the benefit is worth the cost  Feanorcurufinwe   May-18-04 05:41 PM   #32 
        - If we make gasoline such an expensive commodity  Sandpiper   May-18-04 06:57 PM   #42 
           - I'm not going to engage your strawman  Feanorcurufinwe   May-18-04 07:17 PM   #44 
              - Nice duck and dodge  Sandpiper   May-18-04 07:26 PM   #45 
                 - You are right, gasoline taxes, like any sales tax, are regressive.  Feanorcurufinwe   May-18-04 07:35 PM   #47 
  - But there's an even bigger picture  welshTerrier2   May-18-04 07:08 PM   #43 
  - It depends on many things IMHO  Mountainman   May-18-04 04:54 PM   #20 
  - Other-My paycheck is too small  BiggJawn   May-18-04 05:06 PM   #24 
  - Railroads don't operate passenger trains anymore  Mountainman   May-18-04 05:35 PM   #31 
     - No, but railroads still operate their trackage...  BiggJawn   May-18-04 10:39 PM   #56 
  - If you have public transportation  daa   May-18-04 05:26 PM   #27 
  - Public transportation doesn't always work  tcfrogs   May-18-04 10:48 PM   #59 
  - We need to increase taxes on crude petroleum  markomalley   May-18-04 05:29 PM   #29 
  - I Said yes - too fast an increase.  Delano   May-18-04 05:46 PM   #33 
  - I can only quote our experience in Europe.  BonjourUSA   May-18-04 06:13 PM   #36 
     - Bonjour, BonjourUSA, or should I say, Bon soir? I went to Paris, Nice,  DebJ   May-18-04 06:16 PM   #37 
        - It's 01:19 am here, and you can come back when you want  BonjourUSA   May-18-04 06:22 PM   #39 
  - Yes  kymar57   May-18-04 06:28 PM   #41 
  - The comparison to what people in other countries pay doesn't wash.  QC   May-18-04 07:37 PM   #48 
  - Regardless of the retail price, it's making oil companies way too much $  PeaceProgProsp   May-18-04 07:40 PM   #49 
  - "Other" It depends  scarletlib   May-18-04 07:43 PM   #50 
  - i recognize that the price of gas is considerably more in Europe  progressivebebe   May-18-04 08:41 PM   #53 
  - It's about $5.00/gallon in Japan  Lydia Leftcoast   May-18-04 09:14 PM   #54 
  - this is outrageous  Blackheart the Grey   May-18-04 10:42 PM   #57 
  - It's about the same in Europe  BonjourUSA   May-19-04 01:22 AM   #62 
  - It would be one thing if it were going to taxes  fortyfeetunder   May-18-04 10:43 PM   #58 
  - If it means not fighting a war every 10 years in the M.E.  jobendorfer   May-18-04 11:04 PM   #60 
     - If prices ever went that high  Blackheart the Grey   May-19-04 01:10 AM   #61 
 

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