Fuel Cost Today

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Yard Dart, Apr 29, 2014.


  1. franks71vw

    franks71vw Monkey+++

    Elections are right around the corner.... hmmm
     
  2. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    Done deal here, early voter.
     
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  3. fmhuff

    fmhuff Monkey+++

    When I graduated high school in Washington State the minimum wage was $1.60/hr and gas was 32 cents per gallon and a high end Camaro was $3600. If wages kept up with inflation (about 12 - 15 times) then minimum wage would now be $19 - 24/hour, fuel would be $3.84 - 4.80/gallon and a new Camaro would be over $50K. As you can see the price of many things has only risen marginally but wages have not. In effect the hidden tax of inflation has gutted personal earnings while cost has remained fairly similar.

    I made $2.50/hr after school as a gas station mechanic and that job today would now be about $37/hr. Not too shabby for an after school job? Of course it's not going to pay that much today in reality.

    The real villian here is the Fed. I am quite sure they know what they are doing. If you would have paid $15K for a piece of property and the assessed value in todays dollars was now $225K, if sold you would be stuck with capital gains on the perceived increase in value which in reality has not increased at all.

    Nice, huh.
     
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  4. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    Gas today in WA $3.09 and diesel at $3.59 in my AO.
     
  5. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    just paid 2.959 in SE Mitten.
     
  6. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Filled up with 87 yesterday at 3.15/9.
     
  7. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    Suprised you are higher than us... our taxes are outrages for gas, but then yours are even higher.

    Gasoline tax information - Washington Gas Prices
     
  8. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    $2.79 today.
     
  9. DarkLight

    DarkLight Live Long and Prosper - On Hiatus Site Supporter

    $2.859 because I didn't have time to drive over the border and save $0.23/gal.
     
  10. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    2.89.9 today for non alcohol unleaded
     
  11. vonslob

    vonslob Monkey++

    2.97 this morning. These falling gas prices might signal something not good for the economy but they sure are good on my wallet right now. I am going to take some rode trips if the prices stay the same.
     
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  12. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    Filled up for $2.90 yesterday. We have rotated out our stored gas.
     
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  13. fmhuff

    fmhuff Monkey+++

    Forgive my cynical side but is there an election coming up soon?
     
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  14. oldawg

    oldawg Monkey+++

    SURELY you don't suspect manipulation for political purposes. And Killary in the background in an exasperated voice "what difference does it now make!"
     
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  15. fmhuff

    fmhuff Monkey+++

    Maybe.
     
  16. Sapper John

    Sapper John Analog Monkey in a Digital World

    $2.90 a gallon in my area.
     
  17. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    $3.29 yesterday....
     
  18. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    295/9 today.
     
  19. Sapper John

    Sapper John Analog Monkey in a Digital World

    $2.70 a gallon here for regular.
     
  20. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    $2.56 reg ;)
     
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