Do you know how much you pay in taxes? I was talking to 308nato and usmcpmi and told them once I realized how much tax I was paying, it really cheesed me off. The more aware I became of government spending, entitlement programs (from welfare to $200 cases of coke for soldiers in Iraq), bridges to nowhere, George Bush flying onto aircraft carriers, Mission Accomplished signs, DOHbama date nights, DOHbama Olympics pitches, etc., it really really cheesed me off. My wife uses Peachtree Accounting to keep very detailed records of our money and can account for every cent. I turn in a receipt for every cent I spend. So, I am very aware of being taxed. Anyway, enough ranting ... http://www.babeled.com/2009/04/22/how-much-do-you-really-pay-in-taxes/ from another thread http://www.api.org/statistics/fueltaxes/upload/Gasoline_Map_7-2009.pdf .