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Ghastly gas prices

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

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Cars lined up a the Swifty Gas Station in Greencastle Tuesday afternoon to take advantage of gas prices at $3.12 a gallon. Prices were raised later in the day.


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our govt wonders why we're going into a recession, they need to start by putting gas prices back where they were before bush took office, this would allow us to have more money, TO PUT BACK INTO THE ECONOMY.people might not be losing their homes, IN GENERAL , OUR GOVT. SHOULD BE WORKING TO HELP US, INSTEAD OF KILLING US.

-- Posted by R&SHAULING on Wed, Mar 12, 2008, at 8:16 AM

I agree with R&Shauling--the way the gas prices are going, businesses will start closing because people will not be able to afford to go out to eat, shop, etc because all they will be able to afford is the gas to get to and from work every day, and even that is questionable!!

-- Posted by cmd9603 on Wed, Mar 12, 2008, at 8:40 AM

our govt. says we're going into a recession, duh, wonder why. if the gas prices went back down to where they were when bush took office, THERE WOULD BE MORE MONEY FOR US TO PUT BACK INTO OUR ECONOMY.or govt is suppose to be for us, what are they doing for us now, we need serious help.

-- Posted by R&SHAULING on Wed, Mar 12, 2008, at 8:49 AM

It's getting to the point where people are having to choose between buying groceries for their family or gas for the car! How can we continue to go on like this when our pay stays the same and prices are out of control! Come on government officials help us out here!

-- Posted by concern on Wed, Mar 12, 2008, at 10:08 AM

My bicycle is looking better and better...

-- Posted by ZRXguy on Wed, Mar 12, 2008, at 10:23 AM

maybe some heads should roll of those in OPEC that decided not to up the production....then imagine that next day things jump 20 cents. Doesnt do any good to sit here an complain among ourselves. call your legislators an give them an earfull...maybe something will get done after they get tired of hearing about it.

-- Posted by justmoveonwillya on Wed, Mar 12, 2008, at 2:36 PM

Just so you all know back there,Last time I flew down to Kuwait, they are paying 67 cents a gallon for gas for those who have to pay for it, the Royal family members still get it for free. The gas price for us here in Iraq (that the contractors KBR are charging) for the Military is $20.00 a gallon. Guess who has vested intrests in KBR and Oil prices? Our Commander and Chief and the VP.

-- Posted by Afghan Contractor on Wed, Mar 12, 2008, at 11:39 PM

The higher gas prices tend to hit the rural areas the hardest. Most can't ride a bicycle the 20-30 miles to and from work. Vehicles are the rural populations lifeline. Not just here in Indiana, but all over the country as well. Not only do the gas prices rise, but so do all the products and services that go with them. With the more accepted production of "corn whiskey" or ethanol fuel, I would hope that some competition would begin to drive prices down. This is something all of the local towns should look into as a alternative for public vehicles. The conversion parts for most normal vehicles runs only around 100$ and at a savings of at least 1$ per gallon, that cost would be made up in days. Its past time for people in our country to remember to think with their minds, not with their wallets.

-- Posted by dragonjbynight on Fri, Mar 14, 2008, at 2:05 PM

Speakin of ethanol, everyone might as well get used to that bein a thing of the past. Soon as the gov gets done givin the ethanol plants a lil kick back all those plants will be shutting down. Its already having a bad effect on things, driving the corn prices up, making the cost of feeding livestock so high that most hog raisers are having to fold up due to loses because of the corn prices. I could go on an on as to the good an bad of ethanol, but the gov might as well be finding other sources because this one just wont work.

-- Posted by justmoveonwillya on Sun, Mar 16, 2008, at 8:53 AM


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