Texas Tea, or German Glühwein?

I knew gas taxes in Germany were high, but not this high.

Out of whack exchange rates are partially responsible for the high numbers of course, but one thing worth keeping in mind is that even at the comparatively low American level of taxation, federal and state governments collect more tax revenue from gasoline than oil companies collect in profits. In fact, taxes have outpaced profits in the oil industry since 1977 according to The Tax Foundation.

Think about that the next time you hear a politician talk without irony about the greed of oil companies.