Much too high

Published 8:10 am Thursday, March 27, 2003

By Staff
Regardless of all else, the price of gasoline affects all of us. As we write this, gasoline prices are soaring. We see a picture taken in Menlo Park, Calif., which shows the regular gas price set at 279.9 per gallon. Now if the purchaser wants "plus" then it shows an arm extended. If he wants "premium" then the leg is extended. But no figures are listed.
The obvious question is asked. Why does not our government do something about the price of gasoline and heating oil? We read that government is trying, but the present answers available would mean dipping into the USA reserves.
Right now we are living in a time of uncertainty as the war with Iraq roars on. We all long for normal times. One paragraph in a recent story out of California read, "The most common cause of recession, a surge in oil prices, again is afflicting the global economy. We need oil but it just appears we must get Saddam first."