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Sunday, April 8, 2012
Gas Price Blues
I find it mystifying how whenever the price of gas goes up the media has to go out to a gas station and interview the owner of the biggest SUV to get them to complain about how ridiculous the gas price is.
These owners seem to feel that their decision to buy a gas hog made sense in a world where the latest trouble in the Middle East would skyrocket the price of oil. Guess they think they can "have their cake and eat it too." I do think about the time in 1972 when I once paid 29 cents a gallon for gas and drove 250 miles to Pennsylvania for $2.50. OK so the minimum wage was only $1.60 then too.