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We Americans really have no room to complain

it's truth :thumbsup:

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The Euros have ELECTED thier own officials and liberal government and enjoy thier socialist lifestyles that requires massive taxation to fund it. Thier fuels are much more heavily taxed the US fuels are. They have no one to blame for thier fuel costs but themselves. That's a fact.

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I wish it wasn't such a pain in the ass to get a tag for my XR280. I would ride that baby everywhere... :thumbsup:

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The Euros have ELECTED thier own officials and liberal government and enjoy thier socialist lifestyles that requires massive taxation to fund it. Thier fuels are much more heavily taxed the US fuels are. They have no one to blame for thier fuel costs but themselves. That's a fact.

MotoGoalie, I see... you are very republican, but sorry, I can't agree to you. Low gas price in the US = more or less Iraqi war and we over here don't like the war...

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Not at all!!! :thumbsup:

I just cut down on things that aren't as important like food, clothing, and shelter! :thumbsup:

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MotoGoalie, I see... you are very republican, but sorry, I can't agree to you. Low gas price in the US = more or less Iraqi war and we over here don't like the war...

WHAT?

Gas prices in the US have been around 2$ per gallon, more or less for the last 25 years, since the mid 80s at least. Sometimes more, very few times less. It is because we have a less obtrusive government and a relatively free market compared to yours and most of Europe, if not all of Europe. The fact is, gas prices were lower (much lower) prior to any Iraqi freedom operation.

Are you a young person? The freedom you NOW have in Poland cost many people thier lives and much money. You should be thankful that you now have freedom that didn't exist 25 years ago in your country as you were burdened with the shackles of being a bloc of the USSR.

I can understand you do not care about Iraqi freedom but we do not get any oil from them. The price of fuel has nothing to do with Iraq in particular.

Enjoy your socialist lifestyle. And freedom.

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MotoGoalie, I see... you are very republican, but sorry, I can't agree to you. Low gas price in the US = more or less Iraqi war and we over here don't like the war...

Then tell me why gas has always been more expensive over there and in our neighbor to the north. Gas in France was more expensive in 1965 then it was here....I know that for a fact! Same in West Gremany...remember West Germany. Seems to me that last time I was up north it was much more expensive and there was no War in Iraq. But hold on to those ideas, your leaders love you for it.

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The Euros have ELECTED thier own officials and liberal government and enjoy thier socialist lifestyles that requires massive taxation to fund it. Thier fuels are much more heavily taxed the US fuels are. They have no one to blame for thier fuel costs but themselves. That's a fact.

The reason why they are taxed so heavily on gas is because that's what gives them universal health insurance. So ask yourself why are we taxed so much on gas.

BTW, I'm a Rep.

I also think that with the drilling in the Alaskan reserves, the prices should ease. But, who knows how much. Its absurd to think that within the last 5 years, the average has gone up about a dollar.

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It's not a issue of crude oil supply. We have plenty of that.

We don't have enough refineries to produce gasoline. Exxon isn't going to take any of their 36 BILLION in profits to build any more refineries because the lack of refineries is allowing them to get top $ for crude oil when there is no shortages! Nice gig!

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hope you guys/gals are more fortunate, but filling up the truck, bike and forking over practice/race/entry fee has caused me to be way more selective when i ride. this statement sucks, but, hopefully 2 bucks a gallon will return :thumbsup:

2 bucks a gallon I want it to go back to 1.50 a gallon like it was before the S@&* hit the fan :thumbsup:

I say we build a diesel powered bike and run on bio diesel then see what happens

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Nope. I siphon it out of the neighbors cars like always. Haven't noticed a price increase at all.

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It's not a issue of crude oil supply. We have plenty of that.

We don't have enough refineries to produce gasoline. Exxon isn't going to take any of their 36 BILLION in profits to build any more refineries because the lack of refineries is allowing them to get top $ for crude oil when there is no shortages! Nice gig!

This is true. I forgot about the fact our current refineries are aging and we need new ones. And yes, $36 Billion is an insane amount of profit to be made. Our government needs to limit that profit amount and force them to reinvest that into new refineries.

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This is true. I forgot about the fact our current refineries are aging and we need new ones. And yes, $36 Billion is an insane amount of profit to be made. Our government needs to limit that profit amount and force them to reinvest that into new refineries.

THANKYOU JASON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I agree 100% with that

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Our government needs to limit that profit amount and force them to reinvest that into new refineries.

Like that will happen. The oil industry has it's best friends in the White House, and helped to shape the energy policy which allows this overdemand/undersupply situation to continue. Oil companies continue to enjoy record profits, while lower and middle class Americans have to make either/or choices concerning energy usage. Greed and corruption are in great supply however.

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It's not a issue of crude oil supply. We have plenty of that.

We don't have enough refineries to produce gasoline. Exxon isn't going to take any of their 36 BILLION in profits to build any more refineries because the lack of refineries is allowing them to get top $ for crude oil when there is no shortages! Nice gig!

THere are no new refineries being built...hmmm big suprise.

I wonder how eager the oil companies are to jump into that sh!t storm of environmental legal mess to make new plants? :thumbsup:

I can only imagine that the building of a new refinery, wherever it is, would be a massive and expensive undertaking for even the oil companies.

Can you say "red tape" :thumbsup:

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Its still April...so now, the fuel price has not changed my ridding schedule....ask me again in August and it might be an entirely different answer.

Most of the tracks I race at are about a 100 mile round trip...the practice track is about 30 miles. Racing once a week and practicing twice turns out to be about $190 a month if gas is $3.50 per gallon. Entry fees and practice fees can run up to $260 per month. Wow, I don't know if I can afford that for very long.

And whats up with gas gouging? I can't believe how bad it gets sometimes. On a 1 mile stretch of road you can see a 20 cent price difference in regular unleaded.

And why in the hell does a gas station need to change its prices 3 times in one day?

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The Euros have ELECTED thier own officials and liberal government and enjoy thier socialist lifestyles that requires massive taxation to fund it. Thier fuels are much more heavily taxed the US fuels are. They have no one to blame for thier fuel costs but themselves. That's a fact.

that's because instead of using our fuel taxes to adequately fund the actual costs of gasoline (road construction, health and safety stuff, etc...) we pay for alot of that stuff out of general taxes. so we are subsidizing our gas costs with other taxes. nice if you drive alot. annoying if you don't. i'm about in the middle so i don't care too much.

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