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Gas prices: You are to blame
By James Dornblaser


November 10, 2008
Monday AM

Any day you look, 9 out of 10 rigs in the Ketchikan caravan (the steady stream of vehicles going to town at 7/9 Am & returning 4/5 Pm) is a full size SUV or pickup & with only one occupant. Any time you are near any of the schools, note the steady stream of big rigs delivering one cherub. (Why they are not riding the bus, who knows!)

The point is we are living in a capitalistic society with a free market. Supply & demand drive the price. I don't see any great move to car pools, wood heat, small economy cars, vacation right here at home, or any other oil saving moves. With most people the issue isn't price as much as supply. When the suppliers can sell all their supply at $4+ a gallon, why lower the price. When the consumer says $3.00 tops or I'll stay home, the price will come down & not until!

In closing, if you want to blame someone for high fuel prices, look in the mirror!

James Dornblaser
Ketchikan, AK

About: " Resident of POW, recently escaped the rat race of Ketchikan"

Received November 10, 2008 - Published November 10, 2008



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