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The Oil Companies Will Be Sorry When Consumers Don't Have to Pay Taxes on Their Product!

May 5, 2008

EXACTLY HOW awesome is the (proposed) summer gas tax holiday going to be?

Here is Your Montag’s calculated savings for the commute to and from work alone:

18.4¢/gallon * 5 gallons/week * 15 weeks = $13.80

Who knows how much I could “save” if I add in additional weekend driving/errand running!

I’d save even more switching to a 10,000lb SUV, tripling my commute, and burning 25 gallons/week. My savings would fipple to $70.00 (almost) over the Holiday! You know how much money that is? That would buy 20 gallons (almost) of gas at today’s prices!

Wait, what?

Heeey. You’re going to have to do better than that to pander to me, politicians! How about a fifteen week holiday from having to make that commute at all? Hell, I’d save more than my $13.80 in gas just taking a single day week off from driving.

So what do you say, paid summer vacation for everybody?

  1. MR Bill permalink
    May 11, 2008 10:36 AM

    Well, given that the members of the European Union require a 4 weeks of paid vacation for employees, yeah, I’d take that sort of pandering.

  2. May 14, 2008 8:40 AM

    but surely that wreaks havoc on value and worker productivity!

    oh, wait, no it doesn’t.

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