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Guzzlin' gas

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Now that practically all of us have gone out and gotten ourselves big ol' SUVs, the price of gas is going up, up, up. Just in time for summer, prices in the Springs are currently running at $2 a gallon. When you consider inflation, we're actually paying less than we were in the 1980s, but people are still grumbling.

Dean Jones  -  - Memorial Park  -  - Writer  -  -  - What do you think about the gas price increases? It could be cheaper if the energy consortiums tried a little harder.  If gas continues to increase, will it change your summer plans? It'll probably alter it a little bit. It won't change my plans, but it will make it a little bit more expensive.  -  - Should the government interfere or should it let the market set the price? The government always interferes anyway; it's not like the market is going to take care of itself. -  - How can we reduce our reliance for gas on other countries? I don't think we can; we just have to deal with what's available.
  • Dean Jones

    Memorial Park

    Writer

    What do you think about the gas price increases? It could be cheaper if the energy consortiums tried a little harder. If gas continues to increase, will it change your summer plans? It'll probably alter it a little bit. It won't change my plans, but it will make it a little bit more expensive.

    Should the government interfere or should it let the market set the price? The government always interferes anyway; it's not like the market is going to take care of itself.

    How can we reduce our reliance for gas on other countries? I don't think we can; we just have to deal with what's available.

June Armejo  -  - Trinidad  -  - Wal-Mart associate  -  -  - What do you think about the gas price increases? I don't understand it. I don't know why all of a sudden it's going up. Nobody is happy with it.  If gas continues to increase, will it change your summer plans? Probably not, because I just basically go to work and come home.  -  - Should the government interfere or should it let the market set the price? The government oughta step in. Somebody needs to step in and straighten it out. -  - How can we reduce our reliance for gas on other countries? I'm sure our country itself has more reserves of oil. Our country should be rich in oil; they shouldn't be getting it from over there. We should be getting it from here, so long as it doesn't hurt the environment.
  • June Armejo

    Trinidad

    Wal-Mart associate

    What do you think about the gas price increases? I don't understand it. I don't know why all of a sudden it's going up. Nobody is happy with it. If gas continues to increase, will it change your summer plans? Probably not, because I just basically go to work and come home.

    Should the government interfere or should it let the market set the price? The government oughta step in. Somebody needs to step in and straighten it out.

    How can we reduce our reliance for gas on other countries? I'm sure our country itself has more reserves of oil. Our country should be rich in oil; they shouldn't be getting it from over there. We should be getting it from here, so long as it doesn't hurt the environment.

Stephanie Granado  -  - Cascade  -  - Hairdresser  -  -  - What do you think about the gas price increases? It's a monopoly because all the larger gas corporations are able to control the gas prices. If we bought gas from the mom and pop stores, the gas companies wouldn't have a choice but to lower the prices.  If gas continues to increase, will it change your summer plans? I guarantee I won't be traveling as much, which is going to hurt tourism.  -  - Should the government interfere or should it let the market set the price? Actually, it's the government helping them control the high gas prices. It's all about the oil. If they would have just left things alone the way we were, we wouldn't be in these circumstances -  - How can we reduce our reliance for gas on other countries? I don't think I can answer that because more or less everything nowadays is run by gas, unless they are going to lower the price of the electric cars. But that's not an economical thing as those type of cars only run for what, four to eight hours, and then you have to park them and recharge them. As far as everything goes, we need gas.
  • Stephanie Granado

    Cascade

    Hairdresser

    What do you think about the gas price increases? It's a monopoly because all the larger gas corporations are able to control the gas prices. If we bought gas from the mom and pop stores, the gas companies wouldn't have a choice but to lower the prices. If gas continues to increase, will it change your summer plans? I guarantee I won't be traveling as much, which is going to hurt tourism.

    Should the government interfere or should it let the market set the price? Actually, it's the government helping them control the high gas prices. It's all about the oil. If they would have just left things alone the way we were, we wouldn't be in these circumstances

    How can we reduce our reliance for gas on other countries? I don't think I can answer that because more or less everything nowadays is run by gas, unless they are going to lower the price of the electric cars. But that's not an economical thing as those type of cars only run for what, four to eight hours, and then you have to park them and recharge them. As far as everything goes, we need gas.

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