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PrepHermit

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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2011 8:19:25 AM

Gas prices are on the rise, and for most of us that will mean allocating a bit more of our budgets to filling up the tank — and the tax coffers.

But how much of our gas tab goes to the tax man varies widely by state.

The American Petroleum Institute, an industry trade group, calculated how much Americans were paying (.pdf file) per gallon in local, state and federal taxes as of January 2011, and the difference by state is substantial.

As of January, Californians were paying an average of 66.1 cents per gallon in taxes, while Coloradoans were paying 40.4 cents.

Of course, overall gas prices also vary widely by state. The AAA's daily fuel gauge report shows that regular costs about $3.99 a gallon in California, while drivers in Colorado are paying just around $3.40.
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ERO
Champion Author Milwaukee

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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2011 8:13:46 AM

Disgusting!
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queenpictoria
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2011 8:07:07 PM

California is totally ravaged financially.
Gas prices are right in line with everything else that is overpriced
and out of control. If we don't buy the gas, the taxes will not be paid.
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VDubBill
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2011 7:07:00 PM

Seems to be some similarity to 2008 - Red States/Blue States. Hmm.
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jjjleblanc
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2011 6:53:42 PM

Sounds like a double whammy.
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BlueVanGroup
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2011 6:52:24 PM

Lower taxes lead to lower gas prices. Who'd have thought? :-o
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cobraboss302
Veteran Author California

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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2011 12:19:39 PM

simply to many taxes
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bar1035
Champion Author Charlotte

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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2011 11:16:39 AM

Just look at my picture. Red is bad.
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Tork11
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2011 10:34:05 AM

The gov't raised highway speed limits to increase the revenue stream.
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DLittonio
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2011 9:33:38 AM

And if I understand correctly, if taxes go up, the government, or its "friends," are the only ones who benefit - because I KNOW for sure that its not my family that does.
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playtimeCLE
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2011 9:18:31 AM

The map explains a lot of things to me. It almost totally tells the story of who's gas is consistently cheaper & who's is consistently more expensive.
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djliberty
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2011 8:49:38 AM

not to mention inflation
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Gronski1
All-Star Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2011 8:34:21 AM

In Canada, our governments may act "concerned" about the price at the pump but some of the taxation on fuels is based on price, not volume. So, as the price of fuel rises, the amount of taxes collected increases.
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