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hi there

heres a thing for ya.

we have just come back from a fantastic holiday in mexico.

we went on the usual trips and stuff and spoke to a lovely bloke called alex a mexican tour guide and we were talking about mexico and england and comparing stuff and the talk got to the economy and stuff.

mexico does not have any industry and does not produce anything other than petrol and diesel which they sell to the U.S.A.

so the talk gets to price. bare in mind ours is £1.40 a litre he was horrified.

i had noticed that most of the cars on the road were old american V8s trucks and vans etc.then he said you can fill the tank on one of these cars for 50-60 pesos sounds a lot but that is about £3-£4 (17.5 pesos to the pound)for a tankful of fuel and he also said that if you go to venezuela you can fill up for 1 dollar,about £1.60. if countries as poor as these can sell petrol that cheap it just goes to show really how much we are being ripped off.

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hi there

not in this country mate its called greed

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mark g
Well it's not greed when there is massive government debt to pay off.

I think a lot of people think governments are big rich greedy things stealing all our money, when in reality, even after taking our taxes they still have to borrow huge sums of money just to provide the services we take for granted each year - that's what the budget deficit is, but how would your average voter know that as no one ever seems to explain it?!

Having said that, I can't say I agree with all of the spending the last government did over the course of 12 years, but that's dangerously close to getting into a political debate that's likely as tedious as it is heated :lol:
 

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.../... a lot of people think governments are big rich greedy things stealing all our money, when in reality, even after taking our taxes they still have to borrow huge sums of money just to provide the services we take for granted each year .../...
:thumbs: - right from my heart!
 

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Aye! But Venezuela doesn't count, since the fella there (Chavez?) does sell it abroad to make money.. though in Venezuela itself it's effectively subsidised and he also bungs free oil to all his dodgy mates around the world, since it helps keep them in power where they can annoy the West (typically) who he seems to hava a strop on with.. :D


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They charge us so much tax on fuel so that they can provide us with a first class transport infrastructure with excellent roads.

Oh hang on a minute..

They waste most of our money fighting illegal or unnessary wars, paying unelected bureacrats in Europe who we don't want, and paying people who are too lazy to work countless benefits.
 

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Mexico has a huge amount of industry, its main industry being Automotive production. I think the guide was pulling your plonker slightly, did he get a big tip? :lol:

Pay is low so fuel and other products cant cost as much.
 
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