Drive my car


But pay for the gas… next time you’ll be driving along the Amalfi coast or among the Chianti hills remember that everytime you stop to fill the tank this is what you’re paying for:

  • 44 % is the actual cost of gas (with an estimated net income of 12 % for the gas company);
  • 56 % are taxes

Among the “taxes” are such unbelievable “items” such as public funding of the following events:

  • € 0,001 damages of the second Abyssinian war of 1935 ;
  • € 0,007 to compensate for the Suez crisis of 1956 ;
  • € 0,005 for the Vajont disaster of 1963 ;
  • € 0,005  for the Florence flooding of 1966 ;
  • € 0,005  for the Belice (Sicily) earthquake of 1968;
  • € 0,051 for the Friuli earthquake of 1976 ;
  • € 0,039 for the Irpinia earthquake of 1980 ;
  • € 0,106 for a Multinational Force mission  in Lebanon of 1983 ;
  • € 0,011 for a peacekeeping mission in Bosnia 1996 ;
  • € 0,020 funds for the public transport employees salary raise of 2004 ;

and – mind that – the VAT is added on top of all the previous taxes, not on the net price.

Yea, baby you can drive my car, yes I’m going to be a star…

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