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20 Only In America Ironies

sdingus Wrote: Apr 10, 2012 1:54 PM
If this is what he meant, then he should have worded it that way. To use the term "tacks on" (to me) means that for every penny you make, I will take away 24 pennies.
Annamel Wrote: Apr 10, 2012 2:52 PM
I read it as, for every penny the oil company profits (2 cents apparently) the state adds 24 cents of tax for the consumer, not the company. So that means you, as a person that buys gas, has to pay that money, not it getting taken away from the oil company profit.
Selfmade707 Wrote: Apr 10, 2012 2:15 PM
Obviously wouldn't work Dingus. It would be a net loss of 23 cents. Who would stay in business for that?

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