Price gouging-grab your ankles
By Dr. Ed Fry
December 23, 2008
Even though we live in Florida, we often think about Ketchikan
daily because we have a prestnet that started her life there.
Wow what a ride it has been with the economy. Prices go up,
prices go down. I am always amazed as those (according to Bush)
that have more can afford to play more on the commodity market.
Heck, after deregulation of the SEC, the world day trade on
the US markets is on; especially in the commodity of oil.
Let's get this right. The price goes up, there is about a week
or so before it hits market in Ketchikan; likewise, in reverse
on the price drop. Alaska pays PDF as a dividend to residents,
large and small, big and tall as a - just because you live here.
Oil comes off the slope, piped down to a loading dock. Transported
south for refinery and transported back north for resale, allegedly
at fair market price, right?
Alaska does not have price gouging laws in its registry. As
a taxpayer (yes I am still paying for the inefficiency and ineffective
politicians) we have to ask why? Currently in Florida as of
December 23, 2008, I paid $2.48 for diesel and $1.68 for premium
as the Harley does not run well on less than 92 octane. When
prices started falling in relation to the price per barrel, well
a few weeks after residents should have seen some relief. Key
word ..Should. Just like a politician that starts off with,
it is my understanding ..what a crock, they are doing the two
What needs to happen in the volatile market is regulatory control.
Check out Florida's
Being a part of a paranoia society, politicians linked with oil
means one thing; the taxpayer foots the bill. That's right,
the price of oil is tax driven because you drive. You are being
hit twice. The city charges tax to bring it in, and you also
pay it at the pump. Part of that is supposed to go to roads.
What a joke! We have not been there since April, but I would
gentleman bet that, well, the roads are still in sad shape.
Question authority and your leaders; press the issue that you
are informed. Stop the madness of gouging. If I could I would,
bring a tanker up on the ferry and sell below the pump price
Dr. Ed Fry
Port Saint Luice, FL
About: "Owner and taxpayer-Pond
Reef Road; Professor-Public Administration, Fire Science and
Received December 21, 2008
- Published December 23, 2008
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