Wednesday, January 16, 2008


I can not believe that a federal commission created by Congress called for a 40-cent increase over five years to the price of gasoline. They want to use the money to pay for highways, bridges and transportation systems.

Citizens can hardly afford the current price of gasoline. Just using very simple math, if your current cost of gas is $3.00 a gallon and you add .40, then the cot is $3.40, and if your car hold 20 gallons of gas and you fill it up, it is $68.00 which is up from $60.00. Also consider that you fill your tank twice a week which would mean that you spend $136.00 a week up from $120.00. To get an overall total from 52 weeks,you are spending $7,072.00 per year up from $6,240.00. What working person can afford these prices?

The Federal government should forget that notion.

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