You sound like one of those people who charges their kids rent or who doesn't believe in passing on their inheritance.<quoted text>
21st in crude oil production
27th in natural gas production
The evidence is in: Ohio doesn't need a severance tax in order to roll back its income tax.
What do you have against people in California using Ohio natural gas (for example) sending money here? Why should Ohio residents be stuck with the full tab if there's a way to get others to pay for it.
Spook is all about his own interest, but that doesn't excuse your faulty logic.
If you're that stuck on principle then stop getting Giant Eagle and its customers to pitch in for the cost of your gasoline! In effect, you're saying that Ohio taxpayers shouldn't get the full benefit from their Giant Eagle points via the severance tax.
Pay for your gasoline 100% yourself like you're asking Ohio taxpaers to.