casinterest wrote:GalaxyFlyer wrote:Gasoline price depends on crude plus refining costs, variations among countries reflect taxes or subsidies. The price of gasoline in the US today (and most other locations) is about $2.41US. Your government is taking the difference.
The government isn't taking the difference. They are putting it into the roads and infrastructure so you can use the Gas you purchases.
Excuse me, taxes go to the government, tax revenue like all money is fungible. Yes, some goes to roads, but certainly not 100% of fuel taxes result in road improvements. About 10% goes to mass transit, often more, which means most drivers receive no benefit. Lots of states divert fuel taxes to other uses. On my state only 75% goes to roads.
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