Skip to comments.Congress seeks to jack up fees on home heating oil in midst of frigid winter
Posted on 02/03/2014 12:36:01 PM PST by ZULU
Congress mammoth farm bill restores the imposition of an extra fee on home heating oil, hitting consumers in cold-weather states just as utility costs are spiking.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...
Is this only on “home heating oil” or all diesel ?
Ø won’t sign it... he’s for the little guy, and won’t allow this. /sarc
Using Karl Marx’s ideas to help the middle class is like using Adolph Hitler’s ideas to help the Jews.
I’m sure that will affect the states that vote democratic mostly, so good. You wanted one party rule, choke on it.
You don’t understand. According to the article, the fee lowers energy costs for the consumer.
Why wouldn’t that be a good thing? /sarc
The bastards in Congress LOVE these Omnibus bills. They hide ALL KINDS of critters in there.
Omnibus Bills should be unconstitutional. What citizen has the time to read all this crap?
Next come the smallpox blankets.
Remember, the bastard in the White House and his party believe Americans are too warm in winter, too cool in summer, too well-fed, too well clothed and too medicated. They think we should live like third world people.
Just part of the grand scheme.
It is if you don’t account for it.
...and then Joe Kennedy can blame it on greedy oil companies and kiss Venezuela’s ass to get “free” heating oil for poor people.
Because they can.
Around here LEO’s have little transparent dipsticks they’ll use to check truckers fuel tanks. If the little dipstick shows red, trucker is in big trouble.
Rent-seekers . . . and look at their arguments, seen them here before?
From the article:
“...The bill prohibits oil companies from passing the fee on to consumers...”
HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA
Our lawmakers are such a bunch of morons.
Money is money, it has to come from somewhere.
The only thing that requirement does is keep the fee
from being itemized on the customer’s bill so that
the consumer won’t blame their politicians for the 2 cents/10 gallons.
Tried to access their website (not the article but the organization that this money is funding)
Seems like most of the pages are unavailable.
Don’t know about those two but my natural gas bill just doubled from a frigid January last year!
Freeze in the dark, peasants, and thank your betters for it.
DOT you mean. It’s a long narrow transparent straw and if it comes out of the tank red you’re dead.
I have had this done at a road check.
Ain’t nothing a sweet as a long nose “ Pete”
Global corporations want to bust the small farmer, they want all the land.
I know sounds like a conspiracy theory.
Well the Republicans in the House won’t allow something like that to happen. Oh wait they are all RINO’s. Nevermind. :-)
The EXEMPT Congress is smart enough
and has enough mendacity
to make “laws” for others from which THEY,
THEIR FAMILIES, and THEIR STAFF are exempt.
I do not know how they tax it. However, commercial diesel fuel for fishing boats puts out exhaust fumes that are a different color that regular diesel for highway trucks & cars. There is no federal or state highway tax on this fuel. I believe you can also use this in your commercial farm tractors, combines, etc.
If you get caught with it in the tank of your sailboat or other personal craft it is a big fine.
Well, DOT then. But if they can impound your vehicle/etc, they’re not too much different than LEOs.
They relaxed after katrina for a bit since the fuel situation was so dire.
True. You are right about the LEOs
There you go, someone is getting a kickback.
Omnibus is very ominous...
Locally, in my town government, we now regularly see an all-encompassing one-humongous budget to vote on at town meeting. Basically, all the town employees join with town leftists that believe in big government, come the 1st night to town meeting, and place one vote, for the "town budget" no matter what is inside it.
Here in PA, we have ag-approved, non-taxed diesel fuel, for farm use, and it’s dyed red/pink. If you get caught with it in a commercial vehicle, unless it’s a farm truck, it’s a fined offense. When I had my Family Farm Business, all my farming & construction equipment ran on it, but personal vehicles were gas-powered.
The bill prohibits oil companies from passing the fee on to consumers, but taxpayer advocates said thats a sham and that the money has to come from consumers.
More proof congress doesn’t understand economics...
I am familiar with it because all the lobster fishing boats out on the ocean put out a different color exhaust than pleasure boats.
I haven't seen the farm bill, so I'm not sure why Congress is calling it a farm bill. But as mentioned in related threads, this bill has significant constitutional problems imo.
More specifically, regardless what FDR's pro-unconstitutionally big federal government activist justices wanted citizens to think about the scope of Congress's Commerce Clause powers in Wickard v. Filburn, both Thomas Jefferson and the Supreme Court had previously clarified that Congress has no business sticking its big nose into intrastate commerce. Using terms like "does not extend" and "exclusively," Jefferson had essentially indicated that intrastate commerce is off limits to Congress.
For the power given to Congress by the Constitution does not extend to the internal regulation of the commerce of a State, (that is to say of the commerce between citizen and citizen,) which remain exclusively (emphasis added) with its own legislature; but to its external commerce only, that is to say, its commerce with another State, or with foreign nations, or with the Indian tribes. Thomas Jefferson, Jeffersons Opinion on the Constitutionality of a National Bank : 1791.
But since enemies of the Constitution will argue that the Supreme Court's interpretation of the Constitution is the only one that matters, please note the following. The Supreme Court later reflected on Jefferson's words by clarifying the following limits on Congress's Commerce Clause powers. Not only does Congress have no constitutional authority to interefere with intrastate commerce, but Congress cannot tax such commerce.
State inspection laws, health laws, and laws for regulating the internal commerce of a State, and those which respect turnpike roads, ferries, &c. are not within the power granted to Congress. (emphases added) Gibbons v. Ogden, 1824.
Congress is not empowered to tax for those purposes which are within the exclusive province of the States. Justice John Marshall, Gibbons v. Ogden, 1824.
And since bill in question is a farm bill, note that before Constitution-ignoring FDR had a chance to establish an activist justice majority, Constitution-respecting justices had clarified the following about "government" power to regulate agriculture. Expressed in terms of the 10th Amendment nonetheless, justices had essentially clarified that the states had never delegated to Congress, via the Constitution, the specific power to regulate intrastate agriculture.
From the accepted doctrine that the United States is a government of delegated powers, it follows that those not expressly granted, or reasonably to be implied from such as are conferred, are reserved to the states, or to the people. To forestall any suggestion to the contrary, the Tenth Amendment was adopted. The same proposition, otherwise stated, is that powers not granted are prohibited. None to regulate agricultural production is given, and therefore legislation by Congress for that purpose is forbidden (emphasis added).Mr. Justice Roberts(?), United States v. Butler, 1936.
Note that I have yet to find a reference to United States v. Butler in the Wickard v. Filburn opinion, corrections welcome.
The reason that corrupt federal lawmakers have been getting away with usurping state powers and stealing associated state revenues in the form of constitutionally indefensible federal taxes as evidenced by this farm bill is the following imo. Sadly, parents are not making sure that their children are being taught about the federal government's constitutionally limited powers as the Founding States had intended for those powers to be understood.
The FET of $.0015 is on every gallon.
2/10 of cent per gallon. It’s not really the fee, but one more stinking form for the companies to fill out and track.
Right now K1 heating fuel is over $700.00 for 150 Gallons(minimum delivery). 1 traditional fuel tank holds 275 Gallons. Multiply that by a couple of tanks for best case. Then do the math on what it is costing many people to heat their homes.
There you go, someone is getting a kickback.
Possible that commie f*ck-wad Joe Kennedy (aren’t they all?), friend of Hugo Chavez and the “Venezualan people.” Joey-boy ran the commie Hugo’s oil-for-kennedys program.
Off road diesel is dyed red and moves into home heating and mining, logging, etc.
How will anyone know which gallon to tax ?
They know. Mrs. Peet works for a small regional fuel company and does taxes and suchlike accounting. Record-keeping is finnicky to say the least. You can cheat if you want, but you better be willing to do the time if you get caught...
I buy dyed diesel by the 5-gallon can for my Cub Cadet tractor. You can not use it (legally) in on-road vehicles since the (same as gasoline) tax for highway maintenence isn’t levied on dyed diesel.
Reminds me of a joke (doesn’t EVERYthing?)
[Orvill and Cooter are sittin’ on the front porch after a long day workin’ in the fields.]
Orvill: Hey, Cooter, lookey there.
Orvill: Ain’t them city folk siphonin’ fuel out of your Deere?
Orvill: Aintcha gonna do anythin’ about it?
Orvill: Why not?
Cooter: I wanna see how far that fancy automobile goes on deisel...
Nah, this is for the common good, trust them.
D’joo read this crap? No matter, by the time I can put some oil in the now-empty tank, I’ll have survived a third winter on it anyways!
I don’t think the Feds will be happy until people start burning garbage inside their houses to stay warm in the winter.