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November 16, 2012
The Mining Journal

To the Journal editor:

When I was a high school senior, I worked part time at my neighborhood grocery store. There weren't yet party or convenience stores.

The price for a pack of cigarettes was 35 cents. In the mid-1980s, I worked at a beer and wine distributorship and a case of Blatz longnecks was $5 plus deposit.

The price for both of these products has steadily risen over the years and it has never gone down even though tobacco, hops and grains are in abundant supply.

So why all the hubbub over the price for a gallon of gasoline?

People are indignant, lists are being published (couldn't that space be better utilized?) and area gas stations are being singled-out.

Maybe it's time for a cease-fire. Gas is never again going to be $1.89 a gallon. Likewise, bananas are never again going to be 29 cents a pound. Let's stop squabbling and creating points of contention.

Surely all of this negative energy could be channeled in a direction which would result in the betterment of our communities.

Julie Tasson




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