We pay far too little? Are you crazy? Do you own a car?
Not any more. I gave mine up 12 years ago.
Which is actually beside the point. Higher gas prices translate to higher prices of all groceries and other deliverable goods, which I also pay for down the line
, so I'm not immune to the impact of my own suggestion. But since the first times I visited Europe and Canada 45 years ago, I've known that we pay far too little at the pump
, and that discount is all deliberately imaginary and misleading, in part due to fossil fuel lobbying.
The fact is our tax dollars - my
tax dollars - subsidize
the petroleum industry,
and always have - even though I gave up my car. AND
our road building and maintenance subsidizes
the petroleum industry
our taxes pay for cleanups of toxic fossil fuel spills and dumps, which also subsidizes the petroleum industry! AND
we all pay more for healthcare, because petrochemicals are toxic to human life, contributing to our illnesses, and essentially subsidizing
the petroleum industry
yet again! If we were paying what gasoline actually costs us -
in hidden tax subsidies and healthcare costs - we'd be paying $12-$15/gal at the pumps . . or more. For proof of the fact that we pay too little, one need look no further than the % of SUVs sold in the US, when compared to the rest of western civilization. If Americans can afford to tank up in something that gets 15-20 mpg, then we're paying way too little
Between China and the United States, around 8.5 million new sport utility vehicles (SUVs) were bought in the first half of 2019.
If you want gas to be half the price
it costs you now, then I have a simple solution. Drive something that gets twice the miles per gallon!
Do your really want to pay less
for gas? Then tell these companies they should make less profit!
Here's more than 1.13 TRILLION DOLLAR$
. . . . . in PROFIT -
and that's for a single year!
Why don't you blame them
for higher gas prices?!!?
- Saudi Aramco – $230bn in 2020. ...
- Royal Dutch Shell – $181bn in 2020. ...
- BP – $180bn in 2020. ...
- ExxonMobil - $179bn in 2020. ...
- TotalEnergies, formerly known as Total – $120bn in 2020. ...
- Chevron - $94bn in 2020. ...
- Gazprom - $85bn in 2020. ...
- Marathon - $70bn in 2020.