Isn’t it funny how the ruckus about high gasoline prices has disappeared? I no longer hear anything about it on the news, the politicians haven’t taxed Exxon-Mobile’s record profits, and I don’t get idiotic emails asking me to boycott gas stations for one day in a year.
Yesterday I was filling gas and I decided to actually calculate how much tax I pay on each gallon. Regular was $2.99 of which about 7.75% is sales tax, but there were a few other taxes added. All told, $0.92 was taxes, which works out to about 30% taxes on each gallon.
Sounds like the government is already getting the lion’s share of profits and they didn’t want anyone else to get in on the action!
Since I hate paying any form of taxes, I think I’m finally motivated to reduce my driving to cut down on my gas usage!