America’s Most Hated Industries

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    Americans are not happy with the government. But for the first time in a long while, it is not the most hated industry in the country. That honor now belongs to the oil and gas industry as a result of climbing prices at the pumps and the BP oil spill still fresh in many people’s minds.

    A new poll conducted by Gallup asked thousands of Americans how they felt about 25 of the nation’s largest industries — positive, neutral or negative. Some 73% of responses for computers, the highest-rated industry, were positive. On the other end of the spectrum, only 22% felt positive about banking, while more than 60% felt negative. 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the 10 industries in the private sector that Americans hate.


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    Government is an industry?
     
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    Rising gas prices are whose fault?

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    You do know that the fucking government makes more off of a gallon of gas than do the evil oil companies don't you?
     
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    The most hated- no surprise there, since the days oil and gas were branded evil by Pres. Carter.

    The surprise- oil and gas ranks 9th most profitable behind Communications, Internet Services, Pharmaceuticals, Medical Equipment, Railroads, etc. etc.
     
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    The taxes on a gallon of gas rises in proportion to the rise in the pump price as fixed by the oil companies. If taxes on a gallon of gas are greater than the aggregate of all those who touched the crude to those who sell the gallon I'd be very surprised. Please, surprise me with the details.

    Also, where do the taxes on gasoline go? What percentage of the tax does the Federal Government, the State Government and local governments collect?

    Since you seem to want the reader to believe you're an expert, I'm sure you must have these answers. Thanks for sharing them in advance.
     
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    That's because murkins are uninformed idiots.
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    I don't know how old you are H, but I was driving when we had gas wars. I remember paying less than .10 cents a gallon in San Francisco, circa 1967; I also remember the gas wars in 1973/1974 and President Carter putting Solar Panels on the roof of the White House.

    It wasn't that Carter called the oil companies evil, it was his vision that being held hostage by the oil companies - foreign or domestic - was not good for America.
     
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    People are morons in general (the election of barack hussien obama being exhibit A). Most of those respondants who said they hated the oil companies haven't the foggiest clue how much their lives would suck if the oil companies suddenly ceased to exist. They don't understand the difference between profit and profit margin so they get pissed at the oil companies because they have to pay such a high price for gas. Ignorance is the coin of the realm for obama and the DNC. That's government education for you.
     
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    When gas is back under $2/gallon people will like the industry again.

    Did they ask people how they felt that Obama's Energy secretary want to double gas prices from here?
     

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