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posted: 6/4/2013 4:40 AM

Gas prices reflect our complacency

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Gas prices reflect our complacency

I read Marni Pyke's article regarding the current (ridiculous) gas pricing. It can tried to be explained away to the cows come home, but the reality is we are being taken. The prices have been all over the place the last couple of months climbing as much as 35 to 40 cents. overnight. And, this is ridiculous.

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The fact you can drive 20 minutes and find gas 30 to 40 cents cheaper is also ridiculous. The fact that Sam's and Costco can keep their gas prices considerably lower is ridiculous.

On the Randall Road corridor along the Elgin-South Elgin area it is evident BP rules the gas prices. They continually jack up the pricing up and within a day or two all the other gas stations follow. And, the worst thing is people continually pay it. I've seen BP as much as 20 cents higher than Circle K next door and there are people still purchasing gas at BP. It floors me. We are as bad if not worse than areas of Southern California that have more gas taxes and restrictions than anyone else in the country.

The bottom line is America has become complacent in almost every aspect of life. And, little is done about it except that most people sit around and blame their opposing political party for just about everything that is wrong. It isn't just one political party -- it is all the parties. There is no for the people, by the people anymore. It's for the government by big business.

Cheryl Bast

South Elgin

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