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Old 10-08-2012, 09:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Sportsdad View Post
Sweden is ranked 3rd (Gasoline) and 2nd (Diesel) in fuel taxes put forth by your government.
http://www.turkishpress.com/news.asp...0#.UHL2ZU1ZWSo

The USA tends to commute twice the distances to work as any other western country as well, thus the higher usage.
I'm fully aware of that and accept it. Well 20-30 % lower prises would of course be nice since I both enjoy driving, own two boats and fly helicopter regulary. But on the other hand we get a lot for the fuel taxes we pay in terms of exellent public transportation, good roads, funds for research in alternative fuels (remember Sweden is to 100 % dependent on foreign oil) so we can lower our usage of oil etc.

And because the average Swede drive much less then the average American we don't have higher costs for comuting. I used to live in the US for a year and remember how totaly different culture that you have where living without a car just wasn't an alternative. So I understand the outrage over fuel prices that is taking place in the US at the moment.
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