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Old 06 December 2006, 08:26   #1
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Fuel duty

What can I say except SCUM SCUM SCUM!!!

The minute the oil price dips a fraction they stick even more TAX on our fuel - when the oil price rises again because of their crackpot policies we suffer even more!!!

SCUM SCUM SCUM
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How would you like to pay the tax instead?

Making the assumption that our government is roughly as wasteful as any other countries, then the tax they collect is all used for something. While fuel duty is lower in some countries, they a) usually pay more tax in other ways and b) can often earn less money on average (accounting for the lower cost of living).

I don't know if there is a cost of living price index that you can use to compare countries (average salaries, relative price of bread, fuel etc) so you can work out how well we really do.
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Our fuel duty is higher than almost anywhere in the World - we then pay road tax on top - VAT - etc etc etc. Barking - and you agree with it??? Of course money must be found for the MP's wage rises......

To our American friends that is about $7.50 a gallon!!!
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How would you like to pay the tax instead?

Making the assumption that our government is roughly as wasteful as any other countries, then the tax they collect is all used for something. While fuel duty is lower in some countries, they a) usually pay more tax in other ways and b) can often earn less money on average (accounting for the lower cost of living).

I don't know if there is a cost of living price index that you can use to compare countries (average salaries, relative price of bread, fuel etc) so you can work out how well we really do.
That is a very big assumption - who else could pour billions into the NHS and create such an unholy mess? Or run a totally pointless war??? Or - I better shut up or JK will pull this!!!
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I better shut up or JK will pull this!!!


I'd be rather sensitive about fuel prices too if I was running a 225!

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You're little merc (IIRC) is a step in the right direction though, better than a GP14.
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I get the distinct feeling this is the sound of a dying government desperately trying to win some support by claiming the budget is 'green'.

I wonder how long it'll take for them to waste 2m on a focus group that will determine how sick to the back teeth we are of being treated as cash cows for a terminally inefficient system?

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It's a Yamaha I'll have you know! Must update my profile . . .

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Which reminds me... when you need to take the flywheel off.... after you find you've bought a duffer......I've got some tools to do the job...... The rental rate is really quite reasonable......
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Our fuel duty is higher than almost anywhere in the World - we then pay road tax on top - VAT - etc etc etc. Barking - and you agree with it??? Of course money must be found for the MP's wage rises......

To our American friends that is about $7.50 a gallon!!!
Yes the tax is a lot higher, but it does mean you only pay as you use it.

We could put income tax up instead, and cut fuel tax - what would you prefer?
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