Discrimination at the gas pumps?

Speedway on Rt 73 in Springboro gas is at $3.12 per gallon on 10/5/08

Gas at $3.12 a gallon on 10/05/08 on rt 73 in Springboro

We all know that the volatility of gas prices can’t possibly be because of “supply and demand” anymore than the compensation of a CEO has anything to do with the performance of a company.

With Exxon making profits of $4 billion in a month, it’s not because they just figured out how to make gas cheaper- it’s that they figured out how to make us pay more for it.

I’ve often thought that gas stations in poor areas charge more for gas than in wealthy areas- and today was no exception. In Springboro, along RT 73 gas was $3.12 a gallon.

In Dayton, at the corner of Wayne and Keowee it was $3.49 a gallon.

Gas at $3.49 a gallon on the corner of Wayne and Keowee on 10/5/08

Gas at $3.49 a gallon on the corner of Wayne and Keowee on 10/5/08

Any Congressmen looking for a way to help the “middle class” should be looking into price inequity among local stations, instead of worrying about the excise tax on wooden arrows.

Of course, that kind of logic doesn’t compute in Washington.

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