Florida Gas Wars

Representative Irv Slosberg, said the repeal of the state's 1985 Motor Fuel Marketing Practices Act will shave 7 to 10 cents off the price of a gallon of gas saving motorists $784 million a year.

37 States have either repealed or not put the law on the books- Florida is one of 13 states who do.

Representative Slosberg says,"We saw what happened, 35 or 40 cents a gallon just this past week alone. The 10 cents would really really help out. Who in their right mind would vote against lowering gas prices?"

Florida Petroleum Marketers and the Convenience Store Association - which represents 10,000 independent gas station stores - say repealing the tax could force some stations out of business


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  • by keith stone Location: in the fridge on Mar 9, 2011 at 05:09 PM
    I always pay my NRA membership dues,,,
  • by The Voice of Reason on Mar 9, 2011 at 04:19 PM
    Keith, I agree. Especially with regard to that dues-collecting National Rifle Association.
  • by Kevin aka Reality Location: Monticello on Mar 9, 2011 at 01:21 PM
    First the only people benefiting are the usual suspects. Big Govt. Sheiks speculators , and Foreign unfriendly Economies. Part of this would only be rectified by either seizing the Oil Fields and or alternative energy. The other half we did to ourselves , when we decided NOT to drill. We are the ONLY Country on Earth not using our resources , and we pay for it.
  • by Yeah That's ME Location: USA BABY! on Mar 9, 2011 at 12:36 PM
    Open up Alaska and all these other sites in the great USA and stop all this over seas trading! If these so called elected officals would read history George Washington's words of wisdom "Do not get in to forgein trade" may not be his exact words but it is dern close. Drill in the USA!
  • by Anonymous on Mar 9, 2011 at 09:44 AM
    Hey Keith Stone, If an association is essentially a union than the only union I'm against is the Associated Industries of Florida.
  • by Shaunequa Location: QUINCY on Mar 9, 2011 at 08:52 AM
    I've got lots of gas.
  • by Tim Smith Location: Tally on Mar 9, 2011 at 06:03 AM
    Hey willw its called " Vote Republican"
  • by DTH Location: Tall on Mar 9, 2011 at 05:42 AM
    I do have one Question: As often as the Gas Prices go Up & Down, WHY do they bother using the 9/10 of a cent?
  • by gene Location: Tallahassee, fl on Mar 9, 2011 at 05:29 AM
    As a retired service station c-store owner most of the stuff is meth or untrue about gas station operations they operate on a real low profit..and the higher price hurt them more than anyone else ..the tax the state and feds are set by the gal not the total such as sales tx works...the state gets not more money if price is higher..the owners get nothing for collecting..except headaches..competition will not allow more profit..they barley make enough to get by now...when the price is higher the credit card co. are the ones that make the money as they charge percentage and that lowers gas stations profit.don't blame your local station for the higher price they just have to pass the increase along to stay afloat..I know after 35 yrs the misconception of this business ..it's a tough business. no one works on such small margins as they do..
  • by Jusgitinby Location: Tally Town on Mar 9, 2011 at 05:25 AM
    I was wondering the same thing, if it is a TAX, the gas stations don't get it anyway, it goes to gov coffers, yes?
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