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Gasoline prices, inflation and global warming-some thoughts

Original post made by Concerned in Palo Alto, another community, on Jul 7, 2007

Are gasoline prices being monitored by any agency in the government?

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Posted by Angela Hey
a resident of Portola Valley: Brookside Park
on Jul 7, 2007 at 9:21 pm

Gas is extraordinarily cheap in the US compared with most other countries. Americans have been spoiled with low gas prices. Now is the time to get real and live like the rest of the world.

With a tax on gasoline the State could repair roads and invest in public transportation. I suspect that with a $2/gallon tax people would moan for a while, but they'd go without food, dining out, heat, cooling, sports clubs, coffees and more before they would give up on gasoline.

Even if prices rise as a result of rising fuel prices we are a nation of unusual luxuries in the US. For sure, some things might have to be sacrificed.

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