Gasoline prices in the forefront
To the Editor:
I am very unhappy to have to share sad news about rising gas prices. Some, in the know, great relatives from Chicago recently visited. They report premium unleaded in downtown Chicago with a price tag of $5.13. And snipped that in the suburban outskirts of Chicago a price tag of $4.60 per gallon.
When Bill Clinton left office and George Bush took over, gas was $1.50 a gallon. For minimum wage, folks could get three gallons of gas. More bang for the hard earned bucks. Now I can get only one gallon at $3.87 out of $7.50 minimum wage.
At $1.50, natural gas pumps are a very healthy and economically wise alternative choice for commuters.
I fear that state official Jeremy Miller would increase gas prices even further, with the hemp-gas evolution proposal he’s suggested. Would that increase corn prices for gas then also?
The best choice would be to pass on Miller’s and Rep. Greg David’s ideas and let someone more responsible, the Farm Labor party co-sponsor a more experienced representative choice.