Leighton Smith: Govt fuel tax an obscenity beyond description

Author
Leighton Smith,
Section
Opinion,
Publish Date
Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 2:47p.m.
The fact the government taxes you than taxes the tax on you is an obscenity almost beyond description.

I wish I had a list of every time a politician blamed the fuel companies, all the while wacking on more taxes and GST.

It is one of the greatest cons of all time, only slightly behind man made global warming.

The fact the government taxes you then taxes the tax on you is an obscenity almost beyond description.

Now on the comments from the PM and oil companies on the price you pay when you fill up.

I have another question which has been sitting on my mind. Tell me this. I’m listening to ads on the radio, this radio station, and one of the women is saving 60c a litre on petrol prices. Others are saving 6c, 10c or 20c depending on where you go shopping or what type of card you have, a gold card for example.

How does that work? How do you save up to 60c a litre, and if you can, what is all this bitching about?

Or if you look at it another way, how can you save 60c a litre and argue you shouldn’t have controlled prices.

I am not in favour of price control unless it is an emergency, but this isn’t an emergency, it is a manufactured crisis.

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