Allegedly because of the Ukraine war, petrol and diesel prices have reached a level that hardly anyone can afford. In fact, it should be a mixture of usury, greed and green-left educational measures. World oil prices, while high, are far from the highs seen in 2008, 2011-2014. In 2008, oil even cost 40% more than it does today – but gas station prices were significantly lower.
A comment by Willi Huber
Banning private transport is part of the Great Reset agenda. Therefore, everyone should include in their considerations that the immeasurable and inappropriate usury that currently prevails in fuel prices could also be a politically desired educational measure. When people can no longer afford to drive, they have to stay at home, walk or use public transport.
Then you have to know that the states get rich from the fuel prices and take the money out of the needy people’s pockets. People who, especially in Germany and Austria, are already being stolen with direct and indirect taxes in the region of 70 percent of their earnings.
We calculated how the state benefits from the current extortionate prices. As a result of the increased sales prices, the state takes in at least 15 cents more per liter simply from the automatically higher value added tax – in total, these are billions. In Austria, around 11 billion liters of fuel are consumed per year, as a rule, the figures for Germany have to be multiplied by 10 – we couldn’t find a precise figure quickly. For the respective countries, the higher fuel prices actually mean billions in revenue – Money that could easily be given back to the taxpayer by means of another drastic reduction in mineral oil tax, if one wanted to. What is amusing in Germany is the petroleum storage tax, which is intended to secure the storage of petroleum for bad times. The bad times are here now, it remains exciting whether the promised supplies are there.
The development of oil prices on the world market is very meaningful. The purchase prices that apply today are by no means the highest of all time. For example, there was a peak in June 2008, when prices were 40 percent higher than today. From February 2011 to September 2014, prices were higher than today. In the oil price crisis year of 2008, the annual average in Germany was 1.324 euros for a liter of diesel and 1.389 euros for a liter of petrol. In the other high-price years mentioned was the highest average in 2012 with 1.478 for diesel and 1.598 for petrol. The completely psychopathic prices of the year 2022 can only and exclusively be explained by endless greed for profit – both from the large retail chains and the state, which cannot get its mouth full of mineral oil tax and value added tax.
Usury is a criminal offense with up to ten years imprisonment
Anyone who believed that usury was only a criminal offense in antiquity and the Middle Ages was wrong. At that time, the term usury was just a little broader – it also included interest payments. In Germany and Austria, usury is still a punishable offense.
usury refers to the offer of a service for a significantly inflated consideration by exploiting a weak situation of a contractual partner. Causes can be, for example, an emergency or an asymmetric distribution of information to the detriment of a contractual partner.
The usury legislation in Germany is regulated in § 138 paragraph 2 BGB. Usury-like business practices under § 138 Para. 1 BGB. Section 291 of the Criminal Code punishes usury with a fine or imprisonment of up to three years. In particularly serious cases, six months to ten years imprisonment.
In Austria, § 879 ABGB regulates usury, §§ 154 and 155 StGB make this behavior a punishable offence: here, usury of money and property is punishable by up to 3 years imprisonment, in particularly serious cases six months to five years imprisonment.