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Old 04-23-2007, 09:40 AM  
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Gasoline at $4 Coming to a Pump Near You, Unfazed by Rising Tab

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?p...d=afOlUzd30YOo

Pretty alarmist, IMO, but possible.

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Old 08-06-2007, 01:36 PM   #391
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Well, that wasn't the question. Jobbers are the middlemen, not the retailers.


I'm an idiot. This is widely known here. Thanks for the info though, I can fool people the next time.
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Old 08-06-2007, 01:39 PM   #392
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By '****ers,' I assume you mean local and state politicians?



But don't blame the oil companies for singling out Chicago, says Dave Sykuta of the Illinois Petroleum Council. The real culprit is taxes.

* While only nine states and the District of Columbia allow sales taxes on gasoline at all, Illinois not only has a sales tax but it has the biggest one -- 5 percent.

* Illinois is also the only state that allows local taxing bodies to pile on; that means the city of Chicago and the Regional Transportation Authority get an additional 4 percent, bringing the sales tax in Chicago to 9 percent.

* Then Chicago also grabs an additional 5 cents a gallon and Cook County takes an additional 6 cents a gallon.

* Add in the federal and state motor fuel taxes, which are earmarked to fund roads, and you get nearly 80 cents a gallon for taxes.

But it's the sales taxes that bring on the big hurt, according to Sykuta. Because they are a percentage, more taxes get paid as the price of gas goes up.

"We're the biggest tax collector outside of the IRS," Sykuta said of the service station industry.
You know, you can stuff that "" up your ass sideways. I know you get off feeling all superior to everyone who doesn't spend his life researching the oil industry, but you could have made your ****ing point without mocking me.

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Old 08-06-2007, 01:42 PM   #393
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Old 08-06-2007, 01:43 PM   #394
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Old 08-06-2007, 01:44 PM   #395
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You know, you can stuff that "" up your ass sideways. I know you get off feeling all superior to everyone who doesn't spend his life researching the oil industry, but you could have made your ****ing point without mocking me.

Dick.
Interesting. Of course, this has nothing to do with the oil industry. It has to do with your local politicians. You seemed to be angry that Chicago was getting screwed by the oil companies.

The facts don't support that conclusion.

Sorry if my smiley angered you, but facts are facts. I wasn't laughing at you.
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Old 08-06-2007, 02:01 PM   #396
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Nah. I rub frazod wrong for some reason on occasion. I don't know why.
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Old 08-06-2007, 02:13 PM   #397
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Old 08-06-2007, 02:17 PM   #398
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Nah. I rub frazod wrong for some reason on occasion. I don't know why.
It was the NA-NA-NA-NA-NA aspect of your post that got under my skin.

And I'm over it.

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Old 08-06-2007, 02:22 PM   #399
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It was the NA-NA-NA-NA-NA aspect of your post that got under my skin.

And I'm over it.

Sorry Flopnuts. Donger ain't Skip.


I guess not. It is entertaining once you get started though my friend. I like damn near everyone here, so it doesn't matter who draws your ire, it usually makes for a good show.
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Old 08-06-2007, 02:23 PM   #400
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It was the NA-NA-NA-NA-NA aspect of your post that got under my skin.

And I'm over it.

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It really wasn't intended that way, mind you. I knew that the Chicago area had some interesting local taxes, but I didn't remember the specifics. I actually added the smiley after reading the specifics, since it's such a screw-job.

You didn't know those specifics?
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Old 08-06-2007, 02:24 PM   #401
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It really wasn't intended that way, mind you. I knew that the Chicago area had some interesting local taxes, but I didn't remember the specifics. I actually added the smiley after reading the specifics, since it's such a screw-job.

You didn't know those specifics?
I'm so used to getting taxed to death up here I didn't even think about it. But I didn't realize we were getting hammered harder than even New York and LA.
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Old 08-06-2007, 02:26 PM   #402
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I'm so used to getting taxed to death up here I didn't even think about it. But I didn't realize we were getting hammered harder than even New York and LA.
Well, those transexuals are pricey.
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Old 08-08-2007, 02:25 PM   #403
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From the STEO released today...

As of August 6, retail motor gasoline prices have fallen by almost 40 cents per gallon from the spring peak of $3.22 per gallon on May 21, even as the price of WTI crude oil has risen by over $9 per barrel (22 cents per gallon) over the same period. The exceptionally high refiner margins that were the result of numerous refinery problems earlier in the year have eased considerably. Gasoline prices at the pump are projected to continue to decline through the end of 2007 and then begin their seasonal increase next spring.

Regular-grade gasoline prices are expected to average about $2.64 per gallon in December 2007.
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