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Old 05-03-2007, 09:03 AM   #11
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No they couldn't. The taxes on gasoline are several multiples of the oil companies' profits. If anyone is raping the public through gas prices it's the Feds and the State's insatiable greed for tax money to squander.
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Old 05-03-2007, 09:05 AM   #12
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Grasshopper. The oil companies don't set the price of oil, the market does. Oil futures contracts are traded on the open market.



The biggest chunk of profit in your gasoline purchase goes straight to The Man and I ain't talkin' 'bout the oil man.



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Old 05-03-2007, 09:09 AM   #13
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Again I agree with you about the Feds and states. So why are we as citizens letting our elected officials screw us over? I know even though the company I work for is making a LOT of money and the top guys make a killing too. I doubt I'll get a big enough raise to even cover my cost of living expenses.



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Old 05-03-2007, 09:11 AM   #14
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Cabo!



Heh, here in MN they want to raise the gas tax another $0.10. And they just voted themselves a $90 per diem.
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Old 05-03-2007, 09:12 AM   #15
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Get your shots before you go. Stay clear of Mermaids. Make sure you don't pick up any trannies outside Squid Roe. And donÂ’t buy any gum, cigarettes, or "blow" off of the street vendors.



The current spike is due to the lack of refinery capabilities and "unexpected" shut down and maintenance. Along with a report I saw that certain companies were not prepared for the summer spike...which baffled the hell out of the CNBC reporter.

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Old 05-03-2007, 09:19 AM   #16
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Summer spike, blah! And increased demand in my experience is BS too. Everyone I know drives they same or less than they did 5 years ago.
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Old 05-03-2007, 09:28 AM   #17
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If it works, word will spread, more people will buy it, they'll spread the word, even more people will buy it, and soon we'll all use it. The magic of the market.



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Old 05-03-2007, 09:32 AM   #18
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What? you don't have your highways clogged with 3mpg Winnebagos starting on Memorial Day?
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Old 05-03-2007, 09:39 AM   #19
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Clogged no, but yes there are more of them. Though blaming the summer spike on shortages is BS since there's been a summer spike for probably the last 50+ years.
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Old 05-03-2007, 09:42 AM   #20
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They discovered last year that they could get away with it. Never overestimate the apathy of the American people.
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