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bar1035
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2013 2:02:22 AM

Supporters of Pennsylvania's $2 billion-plus transportation funding plan tried to soften the blow of its impact on motorists by emphasizing it relies heavily on a tax on Big Oil, not consumers.

A "fact check" issued by the House Republicans about the plan declared, “Oil Companies Will Finally Pay Their Fair Share.” It goes on to say the measure that Gov. Tom Corbett signed into law on Monday “TOTALLY shifts the gas tax burden to oil companies.”

Four gas retailers interviewed this week said they plan to pass along all or most of the minimum 28 cents per gallon increase in state taxes to the consumer in the form of higher prices at the gas pump.

“This tax is large and it will be passed on,” said Monica Jones, public relations manager at the Altoona-based Sheetz convenience stores. “It is
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Daxxxxx
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 1:53:03 AM

Ok
honda0105
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2013 5:53:55 AM

Anything that Pig Oil and Co. has to pay is passed on to the consumer. Always has, always will.
honda0105
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2013 5:52:54 AM

Anything that Pig Oil and Co. has to pay is passed on to the consumer. Always has, always will.
honda0105
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 12:03:35 AM

has that ever been different?
MadFueler
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 10:21:08 AM

Yes, the basic principles and mechanics of capitalism that we all learned in school tell us that any cost put in at any stage of production, distribution, and final sale is going to come out at the other end and nobody's going to work for free (or reduced pay) if they can help it. I just hope the road improvements are worth it.

Another factor they don't consider is driving business across borders (for example, on the way back yesterday I bought my gas in SC before crossing the line back into NC, which has a higher gas tax).
gsipper
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 7:04:50 AM

Looks like I will stay away from PA as a vacation destination.
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 4:35:47 AM

ok
9C1
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 1:16:13 AM

Who'da thunk it
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 12:50:04 AM

scum bags
mrbee
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 12:14:09 AM

Duh.
ekidokai
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 12:04:13 AM

Is anyone surprised? Been saying that any more taking from the so called rich would cost us, not them.
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 12:03:37 AM

Happy Thanksgiving to All!
bvrbill
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 12:02:44 AM

Don't corporate taxes always get passed on to the consumers?
Tiernan
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 12:00:20 AM

Sorry PA.
Rhino8of8
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2013 11:57:59 PM

of course it will be passed on... because it can.
mstearno
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2013 11:57:48 PM

vote democrat pay higher taxes
yes
wbpprint
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2013 11:57:16 PM

Since when does anyone ever think they won't pay for increased cost to manufacturers, who pass it on to their retailers who pass it on to the consumer. Not only will people in PA pay for the tax on the oil company, they will pay the refiner with a % profit and then the retailer who will mark up the gasoline to cover the increase along with their margin of profit. In other words a minimum of 28 cents per gallon will cost a minimum of 45 cents more at the pump. Folks understand business, because the government not only doesn't, they don't care. Happy Holidays
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2013 11:56:50 PM

It was inevitable
wulf2000
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2013 11:56:44 PM

All corporations pass the taxes to the consumers by increasing the price.

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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2013 11:55:18 PM

Ok.
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2013 11:54:30 PM

It's always something.
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2013 11:53:59 PM

Well, of course, they hafta pass on the cost.
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2013 11:52:21 PM

Of course they do.........
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2013 11:52:18 PM

Duh! What a surprise!
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2013 11:51:41 PM

only the sheeple believe they can stick it to "the man"
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2013 11:49:39 PM

of course
lyons681
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2013 11:47:14 PM

Who was dumb enough to believe that it wouldn't happen that way?!
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2013 11:46:19 PM

Duuuhhhhhhhh...what else would anyone expect??
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2013 11:46:16 PM

not a good idea on oil then higher gas cost passed to the public purchasing gas.
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2013 11:45:33 PM

Of course they will. They are in business to make money. Pass along the costs to the consumer or go out of busines. Duuuuuuuuuuuuhhh!
cherican
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2013 11:43:57 PM

we'll see
cableman31
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2013 11:43:42 PM

anybody who really didn't think this was going to happen, you really have a problem topside.

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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2013 11:42:30 PM

Not surprising
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2013 11:40:10 PM

too many taxes
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2013 11:37:41 PM

The government always has their hands out
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2013 11:37:03 PM

great...
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2013 11:36:39 PM

We knew that was coming, right!
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2013 11:36:37 PM

old
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2013 11:35:13 PM

Old repeat.
kcboy
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2013 11:34:43 PM

Isn't this an old news story
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2013 11:32:15 PM

No surprise there.
OrangeBarrels
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2013 11:29:39 PM

We're used to the extra taxes in Chicago. But fortunately i am close enough to the Illinois Indiana state line, where i can sometimes save 40 cents or more a gallon. Good thing there are lot of people from penna on this site posting lowest prices.
jrsva
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2013 11:29:35 PM

“Personally I think it should come out of top management bonuses . . .”

And I think the rivers should run clear, the Republicans should agree with the Dems and the Redskins should win the Super Bowl. It ain’t gonna happen.
FlogNut
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2013 11:27:54 PM

This is just one more tax levied by Government. Rather than collect it directly from taxpayers the government makes retailers collect it from us before handing it over. That way we end up blaming the retailer for the tax rather than our greedy government.
Gascapade
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2013 11:27:23 PM

Stating the obvious, but inevitably, joe public will kick thyne arse....
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2013 11:26:31 PM

Mmmmmmm
Pimousse
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2013 11:26:00 PM

People are going to go bat sh*t crazy by 2018 when the full tax kicks in and prices skyrocket. Glad I don't live there.. Also, I find a related story at the bottom about a gas station "jumping 6 cents in a day" to be funny. A whole 6 cents.. whoppee. Yet I never see a news story about gas jumping 30-40 cents in a day.
ESP27
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2013 11:25:46 PM

Of course the BIG oil company could absorb the tax but WHY should they? They have customers who need their product to get around. So lets put it to the little guy again. I agree with spmaudio take it from their bonuses that they don't deserve in the first place.
jrsva
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2013 11:22:41 PM


Duh. Consumers pay all of the taxes regardless of how they are levied. All taxes levied on corporations or other businesses are passed on to the end user. Always.
rouxnthehouse
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2013 11:22:33 PM

There going to do what they do.
spmaudio
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2013 11:18:50 PM

OK, so why doesn't the state of PA work in legislation to prevent Big Oil from raping the consumer? (Personally I think it should come out of top management bonuses, NOT the consumer's pocket!)
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