If you think our gas prices are high...

Sluester

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They pay more for just about everything.
Fuck em. I don't care what they pay.
 

JIGMEISTER

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Well in Europe the gas price is high due to higher taxes, which pay for their free health care and other socialized benefits.
That's my understanding at least.
 

Skip Jackson

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Would anyone honestly miss them?
 

Smudge

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Well in Europe the gas price is high due to higher taxes, which pay for their free health care and other socialized benefits.
That's my understanding at least.
Yep... In England it's that and the 17.5% sales tax!! Plus property taxes that would make a San Diegan blush and income tax that is through the roof.

Europe is a nice place to visit, and it was even ok to live there since I was on Uncle Sam's dime. I wouldn't want to be a citizen though...
 

OILAGER

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They pay more for just about everything.
Fuck em. I don't care what they pay.
I think the real issue is we are so used to paying LESS for many things in comparison to the rest of the industrialized world, and now different economic forces are at work that are out of any single gov't or group of gov'ts control (G8). Yep, they're slowly turning us into gasp!!. cough!!...Europeons... I mean Europeans.
 

zigzag

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Well in Europe the gas price is high due to higher taxes, which pay for their free health care and other socialized benefits.
That's my understanding at least.
Free health care Canadians have to come here to get health care the wait is so long.in europe they go to Japan.Socislized health care sucks .Ask Castro.sorry to hi jack thread .gasoline here should be 10 bucks a gallon.We would get out of cars and start walking.
 

gonsurfn

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Wonder how the exchange rate plays into this map? With the dollar's value tanking vs. the Euro, gas may be even more expensive there. And the exchange rate has changed signifcantly over the last 4 years.

I still don't want to trade my wellcraft for a sailboat...
 

twister

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Just to throw a spanner in - US Gallon is 3.8 litres and British gallon is 4.54 litres or something like that !!

Taxes in UK are to pay for health care, pensions, roads, and line politicians pockets as happens the world over.
 

Skip Jackson

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If I pay 2.75 for a pint of Beer, how much is that a gallon, and oh ya, what about the tip?

The real question is....Where are you getting pints for $2.75?
 

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