15
Oct
08

Yet A Couple More Reasons To Love New Jersey

New Jersey Has The Lowest Gas Tax Around, Who'da Thunk It?

And It's FULL SERVICE!

I love New Jersey. Full-serve regular gas at a name brand station for 30 cents less per gallon than the national average. Almost makes all the refinery pollution worthwhile…

And another bonus – the Republicans in the state legislature are forcing Governor John Corzine’s hand on the economy by proposing to cut the sales tax in half through New Years. Not that it will ever pass, but it is forcing Corzine (D. Goldman Sachs) to do something to relieve the burden of the current financial meltdown on consumers and businesses.

How about this guys – let’s make the rate ZERO. Permanently.

(PHOTO: What I paid for gas today at a brand-name station)

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4 Responses to “Yet A Couple More Reasons To Love New Jersey”


  1. November 3, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    I was in Jersey a few months ago and was surprised by the way things are handled there. Being from Ohio, I was surprised that they still “pump” the gas and that if I paid cash, it was much lower. Why is that?

  2. 2 Michael
    November 7, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    Because the gas stations claimed they were losing money due to the credit card fees… they’ve seemed to have ended this in most stations, from what I have noticed.

  3. November 11, 2008 at 1:21 am

    At the behest, we can assume, of the refineries and the gasoline dealers association, the state gasoline tax is half of that in surrounding states. The same dealer’s association pressured the assembly to pass a law prohibiting self-serve. Two state actions that end up canceling each other out. BTW, gas in NJ is down to $1.96!

    The fees the card companies charge the merchants are heinous, 3-5% of the sale price. I don’t like it personally, but I understand it perfectly.

  4. November 11, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    I was a state liquer store recently, here in Ohio (gasp, I drink!) and I tried to use a credit card to make my purchase when the owner informed me that it was a cash only establishment. He then pointed me to a ATM machine where I could draw out the funds and “of course” pay for my items. Well, that did not sit well with me as I am sure he was getting a kickback from the ATM folks and, being a state agency as it is in Ohio, I should have had the choice. I did not buy the alcohol as I din’t need it that bad and I will not go back there again.


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