Gas Taxes By State

The Periodical has a map showing gasoline taxes on a state-by-state basis.

New Yorkers top the chart by paying 63 cents per gallon in state (44.5 cents) and federal (18.4 cents) gas taxes combined. (As bad as that is, it pales in comparison to Great Britain’s tax, which is the equivalent of $4.20 cents per gallon.) Alaska’s rate is lowest at 8 cents per gallon in state gas taxes.

Check out your own state here.

Brings to mind my post of November 14 citing Jeff Jacoby of the Boston Globe, who wrote: “Government revenue from gasoline taxes alone has exceeded oil industry profits in 22 of the past 25 years.”

How about a windfall profits tax cut?

Addendum, 11:19 PM: The Nightwriter follows up by comparing the cost of other processed liquids to the price of gasoline.

It led me to wonder: Why is mouthwash so expensive, anyway?

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