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Lately, we have all been passing gas. Yes, you’ve been doing it, too, even if you didn’t know you were. And it’s not okay.
I’m not talking about farting, I’m talking about letting the big gas companies get away with gouging prices. You’ve been giving them a pass, and so have I . . . but we have to stop.
Let’s start with some gassy facts: prices have gone up in recent years. And have gotten up so high that many Americans are changing their work schedules or vacations so they have to drive less. According to one source, gas prices have risen a $1.50 per gallon in the last six years (though the lowest to highest price difference over the six years is closer to $2.50). Back in 1979 gas was roughly 80c a gallon. . . now we are close to or even over $4 per gallon in some places.
About ten years ago I helped my sister move out to Los Angeles, which involved taking I-40 from East Tennessee all the way to the Pacific. As we neared the Mojave, gas prices climbed until we hit our ‘last stop gas shop’ where we had to pay . . . . two whole dollars per gallon! The whole time the pump worked, we kept saying “Thank you sir, may I have another?” Now what I wouldn’t give for $2 a gallon gas.