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Gasoline Taxes by State (get out while you still can)
Big Picture ^ | 062911 | Barrty Ritholtz

Posted on 06/29/2011 1:38:01 PM PDT by Fred

Interesting map, showing what each state charges in taxes for gasoline, per gallon....


(Excerpt) Read more at ritholtz.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: centralplanning; fascism; fraud; gas; gasoline; gasolinetax; gasprices; globalwarming; obuse; pork; taxation; taxes; teaparty; tyranny
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1 posted on 06/29/2011 1:38:06 PM PDT by Fred
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To: Fred

How much they should charge: Just enough to pay for highway upkeep.


2 posted on 06/29/2011 1:39:56 PM PDT by arderkrag (Georgia is God's Country.----------In the same way Rush is balance, I am consensus.)
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To: Fred

Indiana in the top 7! Whoo Hoo!!

Oh, wait....


3 posted on 06/29/2011 1:40:59 PM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Fred

CA - NY - IL -— typical high taxes states

FL - likes to stick it to the tourists and snowbirds


4 posted on 06/29/2011 1:41:29 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: Fred

As you can see, owning a gas station / convenience store in NC near the border is a losing proposition......thanks to state Govt.


5 posted on 06/29/2011 1:41:29 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: Fred

CT is the winner !


6 posted on 06/29/2011 1:43:51 PM PDT by woodbutcher1963
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To: Fred

Don’t forget that this number is the total state and federal tax. The feds tax is 18.4 cents/gal thus the remaining difference is state. The feds tax on diesel is 24.4 cents/gal.


7 posted on 06/29/2011 1:45:10 PM PDT by deport
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To: arderkrag
...enough to pay for highway upkeep.

But in CA that barely pays the penions of the five retired CALTRANS workers for each one active worker.

8 posted on 06/29/2011 1:45:48 PM PDT by 386wt
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To: Fred

I live in NJ near both PA and NY, and we get folks crossing over to buy our gas (and not pump it) all the time. Amazing NJ has the 2nd lowest gas tax?? How is that even possible? I hope they don’t find out!


9 posted on 06/29/2011 1:46:09 PM PDT by Huck
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To: 386wt

Solution: End pensions.


10 posted on 06/29/2011 1:46:52 PM PDT by arderkrag (Georgia is God's Country.----------In the same way Rush is balance, I am consensus.)
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To: arderkrag
The current federal gas tax is 18.4¢ per gallon.
11 posted on 06/29/2011 1:47:24 PM PDT by Fred (The only job Obama is trying to save is his own)
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To: Fred

No surprise to see Illinois up there among the leaders. But we still are out of money and have lousy roads.


12 posted on 06/29/2011 1:47:32 PM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican ("It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged." -- G.K. Chesterton)
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To: Fred
I NEVER buy Kansas gas, NEVER!!! Missouri's is always so much cheaper, I think that is somewhat strange because Kansas is Typically more conservative than Missouri, I have never understood that.

That is also why when I hear People say "Gas needs to be back to being 1.97" I always thought was really expensive, because our gas was typically 69 Cents when I was growing up (late 90's)

13 posted on 06/29/2011 1:47:39 PM PDT by KC_Lion (If Sarah can't be elected in 2012, then Phase II will fall into place, may G-D have mercy on us all)
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To: Fred

70% in Ct?

Dang.

I guess no poor people live there.


14 posted on 06/29/2011 1:48:21 PM PDT by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: Huck

Third lowest by my count, but yeh, I’m surprised they haven’t taxed it higher by now. My own state neds to cut ours in half. Now I know how we get the money for a new road project every single week.


15 posted on 06/29/2011 1:49:09 PM PDT by arderkrag (Georgia is God's Country.----------In the same way Rush is balance, I am consensus.)
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To: 386wt

pensions - jeez gotta read my posts before I send.


16 posted on 06/29/2011 1:50:01 PM PDT by 386wt
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To: C. Edmund Wright
I used to ply the highways between SW Pennsylvania and Spartanburg, SC regularly. We always filled up near the SC and VA lines. We bought our meals when we stopped to fill up. Didn't even stop in NC unless someone had to take a leak.

So South Carolina and Virginia got our food dollars as well as our gas tax dollars. North Carolina got our urine.

17 posted on 06/29/2011 1:52:01 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Fred

Look at Alaska’s! I’m jealous. :)


18 posted on 06/29/2011 1:53:17 PM PDT by EmilyGeiger
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To: Southside_Chicago_Republican

What’s the price per gallon by you now? Last night it was $3.64 here in Rochelle. We drove to Morrison for a meeting (about 30 miles from the Mississippi) and it was $3.56. For some reason, our area is always higher than surrounding areas.


19 posted on 06/29/2011 1:53:23 PM PDT by bcsco
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To: smokingfrog

New york and mass, are even higher... good liberal states


20 posted on 06/29/2011 1:54:31 PM PDT by JoanneSD
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To: smokingfrog

New york and mass, are even higher... good liberal states


21 posted on 06/29/2011 1:54:40 PM PDT by JoanneSD
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To: Fred

Here in California we pay SALES TAX on the State and Fed TAX.


22 posted on 06/29/2011 1:55:01 PM PDT by Calif4Palin (President Palin sounds so good....)
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To: Fred

If Texas has among the lowest gas taxes, why are we still paying around $3.40/gal. when Toledo, OH is selling it for $2.95/gal....and TX is an oil state? Something is rotten in TX.


23 posted on 06/29/2011 1:56:16 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: Huck

3rd lowest. CO and AK are lower.


24 posted on 06/29/2011 1:57:32 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: bcsco

I haven’t seen in Chicago, but in Calumet City and on the tollway it was around $3.98. Around $3.52 at one station in NW Indiana, but in the $3.70 range elsewhere.


25 posted on 06/29/2011 2:03:17 PM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican ("It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged." -- G.K. Chesterton)
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To: Fred

Many of those states also have toll roads.


26 posted on 06/29/2011 2:04:35 PM PDT by proudpapa (Palin-West - 2012)
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To: 386wt

While at the gym once I witnessed what could only have been a caltrans work crew - one person running on a treadmill with five people standing around her watching.


27 posted on 06/29/2011 2:05:16 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: Fred

It looks like Wyoming is doing OK. $1.45 today for regular.


28 posted on 06/29/2011 2:06:21 PM PDT by fudimo
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To: Tzimisce
70% in Ct?

That's 70 cents per gallon, not 70%.

29 posted on 06/29/2011 2:07:10 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Vigilanteman

“......So South Carolina and Virginia got our food dollars as well as our gas tax dollars. North Carolina GOT OUR URINE.....”

Gives whole new meaning to “TRICKLE DOWN” economics, don’t it???


30 posted on 06/29/2011 2:08:16 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: Fred

Makes me proud to live in NJ. /s/ I know, then why don’t I just move? I would but my wife likes our children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. What’s a guy to do?


31 posted on 06/29/2011 2:09:33 PM PDT by New Jersey Realist (Congress doesn't care a damn about "we the people")
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To: Huck
I think smaller, more densely populated states generally tend to have lower fuel taxes because their fuel sales relative to miles of roadway are very high. Also, most of these smaller states in the Northeast have toll roads that provide a separate source of revenue.

There are obviously many exceptions to this. Connecticut is a good example; it's an unusual case because a major fuel tax hike was tied to the removal of the tolls on the Connecticut Turnpike (I-95) some years ago.

32 posted on 06/29/2011 2:09:33 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: Fred
(get out while you still can)

High gasoline tax is not the only reason to be getting out of most of those "red" states.

33 posted on 06/29/2011 2:10:00 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: kittymyrib

Parts of Ohio often have some of the lowest fuel prices in the country. I’ve often wondered if it was based on close proximity to the major refineries that produce the fuel they use.


34 posted on 06/29/2011 2:11:56 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: Fred

South Carolina looks pretty good. Most Southerners are nice are long you don’t come off as some carpetbagger trying to run their lives.


35 posted on 06/29/2011 2:16:33 PM PDT by He Rides A White Horse ((unite))
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To: C. Edmund Wright

And SC has real fireworks!


36 posted on 06/29/2011 2:18:11 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Fred

Wow, I will be traveling from Colorado to Indiana the next several days ! Cannot believe Indiana is 62 cents. I will be in Evansville and may conveniently drop into KY to fill up the tank and fill up before I cross from MO into IL.

In Evansville, I can drop right across the border into KY across from Ellis Park. In fact I know a gentleman who works at the place who use to work at the Shell Station across from the UE campus back in the day !


37 posted on 06/29/2011 2:21:55 PM PDT by CORedneck
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To: ilovesarah2012

“...And SC has real fireworks!...”

Yep, so this week especially, many NC dollars will go to SC for low tax gas and high quality fireworks. Thank you NC Democrats for 100 plus years of idiotic rule.


38 posted on 06/29/2011 2:22:42 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: He Rides A White Horse
are long you

Pardon me. that should have read as long as you

39 posted on 06/29/2011 2:22:42 PM PDT by He Rides A White Horse ((unite))
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To: wideawake

That is Wyoming not Colorado.


40 posted on 06/29/2011 2:27:47 PM PDT by klamath (growth of the welfare state is difficult to check before it comes to its full flower of dictatorship)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
As you can see, owning a gas station / convenience store in NC near the border is a losing proposition......thanks to state Govt.

Yep, unless you catch some tourists around Carowinds or other sites that have not been to South Carolina. Occasionally I travel to SC on business and make certain my tank is full before I leave. It's not quite to the point that I will make a 60 mile r/t from NC just to buy the $0.20 per gallon cheaper gas, but I can buy as little in NC as possible before heading to the Palmetto state.

41 posted on 06/29/2011 2:28:15 PM PDT by DeFault User
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CA in 2nd place - We're number 2; we're number 2; we're number 2

Oh, this is not good news?/s

42 posted on 06/29/2011 2:29:54 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: Fred

39.8


43 posted on 06/29/2011 2:30:23 PM PDT by phockthis
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Ooops. I missed CT. Bummer, we’re number 3.


44 posted on 06/29/2011 2:31:43 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: Fred
I don't how they came up with these numbers.

The federal gas tax

California state tax

State and Federal tax total

Sales tax

18.4

35.7

54.1

68.9 - 54.1 = 14.8

~8.75% *drops 1% to 7.75% July 1st

Gas would need to be around $2.50 /g for these numbers to work.
45 posted on 06/29/2011 2:32:17 PM PDT by ThomasThomas (I am still looking for that box I am supposed to think out of.)
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To: fudimo

Huh? What? $1.45 per gallong in Wyoming? Really? I paid $4.039 a gallon for diesel today in CA.


46 posted on 06/29/2011 2:34:14 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: klamath

Ouch. Major fail.


47 posted on 06/29/2011 2:35:26 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: Fred
It would be interesting to superimpose the States budget deficit on top of the Gas taxes, wanna bet there's a close correlation?
48 posted on 06/29/2011 2:36:19 PM PDT by mistfree (The Law! How Quaint.)
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To: smokingfrog

Fl. has no State Income Tax. We all pay. Not just you foreigners. lol.


49 posted on 06/29/2011 2:38:56 PM PDT by papageo
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To: Right Wing Assault
That's 70 cents per gallon, not 70%.

Oh, that's ...not much better...
50 posted on 06/29/2011 2:44:16 PM PDT by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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