The Priciest Gas in the World
If you've been feeling pain at the pump, consider that drivers in 50 other countries pay more than we do for gas.
several things not mentioned.
1) what is the tax load on a gallon/litre in the other pricey locales? our taxes are low on fuel in USA. the state i live in, taxes are about 55cts/gal. @3.79=14.5%
without revealing tax load, writer does a disservice to the reader by not including in-depth info.
2) IMO, our fuel taxes should go up to fix our roads and bridges, but there isn't a politician out there who could keep their hands off that pile of money. and there isn't a one who would vote to raise taxes, unless they were retiring.
so we bitch about roads, but we don't want to pay for them.
3) the true cost of fuel in America. Subsidies to oil companies+oil companies paying ZERO fed taxes+huge military to ensure oil continues to flow=much more than the price at the pump.
studies have shown when all factors are included, the true cost is double pump price, +/-.
we are actually keeping other countries prices LOWER by having our navy in the middle east. pay up suckah!
just my thots.
...Which is why Norway has one of the highest standards of living on the planet, and consequently refuses to join the European Union at every referendum. Smart people, Norwegians.
I was in Europe just a few weeks ago: keeping one of the fuel receipts, I converted the price of fuel I was paying while over there: $9.71 USD per gallon of Eurodiesel.
This is the dumbest comparison in the world to make. The countries you list as having "higher gas prices" should! Where are their oil fields? The U.S produces some of its oil and even has it piped in. Does Italy or any of the other countries listed? American has lots to complain about, we sit on mass amounts of oil and fail to use it because our government would rather sell our country out to China or other foreign countries and keep citizens poor.
The campaign during the elections mention how 4 years ago the gas price was $1.48 (or something like that). Really? what the hell? was that at the special White House pump? For this area we have been at a staggering $3.60 or higher 4 years ago and currently over $4.00.
The next point is what is our food trading for? Why would we sell low to purchase high? They should match the food price to countries we buy oil from. For I know food has a higher value then oil any day.
Bloomberg can go get bent. Maybe if he made what most American's do he would wake up from the crap that spews out of his mouth and realize that his statement is wrong. He should shut the freak up before some American puts him in his place, like me.
You are so smart Bloomberg, you totally got this one right again didn't you? You should know that gas prices affect more than just the price at the pump. Ask me what my grocery bill has been? Or what about clothing or every other commodity that runs off the price of oil. You are an out of touch Asshat!
When the price of gas started to rise around Y2K everyone accused Bush of taking care of his "oil buddies." Now we have the highest average gas prices since the last Bush administration. What's B.O.'s (and his supporters') excuse?
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