Other products hit harder by inflation

I read, with sheer delight, the Thursday article on the front page of The Herald concerning high gas prices. I try to stay out of the debate, as I think it is a waste of my time. Gas prices, figuring in inflation, have been much higher in the past. The average wage today will buy you more gas than many times in the past. Yes, a gallon of gas will not get you quite as far as then, but you can blame our (Republican) Congress for that, as they had the chance to increase fuel effiency, but chose not to.

Back to my sheer delight. What really humored me is that people are complaining as they are loading up on $3-plus for a cup of their favorite java. These same folks will pay up to $20 a gallon for drinking water as they attend their favorite sports activities. Let’s keep things in perspective, folks – inflation has not hit gas prices nearly as much as most other commodities.

I think I’ll grab a bottle of filtered tap water, and go fill up my truck with gas.

Andy Korthius


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