Thursday, April 24, 2008

You Think You've Got it Bad?

This is from the gas station about four blocks from my house.

No joke. No typos.

When $4.09/gallon is the lowest price you can pay, things are BAD.

9 Comments:

At April 24, 2008 at 5:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who the heck would pay ninety cents more per gallon for full serve?!

 
At April 24, 2008 at 5:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not to mention, I didn't even know that they still even had full serve stations anymore.

 
At April 24, 2008 at 5:45 PM, Blogger adomite said...

I didn't know they still labeled gas "lead-free" instead of "unleaded".

 
At April 26, 2008 at 3:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

...so when are you going to introduce the bill to reduce state and local gas taxes, Representative?

 
At April 27, 2008 at 11:57 AM, Blogger Rep. John Fritchey said...

Actually, I think that it goes without saying that any short-term alleviation of gas taxes does nothing to get at the cause of the price spikes or to address any long-term solution regarding our dependency on oil.

 
At April 27, 2008 at 3:54 PM, Anonymous Cheryl said...

I hope you support SB2369. Those of us who opt out of car ownership but use a car share program are paying a tax that was originally meant for traditional rental cars, not car share cars. It won't cost the state much to quit penalizing us for not owning cars.

 
At April 28, 2008 at 11:35 AM, Blogger Rob said...

And when costs of gas go up, cost of everything goes up. From milk to military and emergency service transportation. Not to mention the cost of plastic made from the same oil. We're drowning in debt with He-Who-Need-Not-Be-Named fighting to expand existing programs... Gas tax isn't what is driving up the prices, and its not some surplus luxury the state can afford to give up at the moment.

 
At May 27, 2008 at 1:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Representative,
Why aren't you thinking long term and supporting HB3424? Adopting car emission standards that cut smog AND global warming will mean healthier air for our lungs, be a great start towards limiting global warming, and save Illinois residents money - a LOT of money - over a BILLION dollars a year. 14 states have now adopted standards for new cars that will do this. Why in the world wouldn't you want to keep that billion dollars a year in Illinois - growing jobs and our economy?

 
At May 27, 2008 at 4:20 PM, Blogger Rep. John Fritchey said...

I never said that I wasn't supporting HB3424. I stated that I was still reviewing the bill, which has changed several times btw.

 

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