Pharos-Tribune

June 27, 2013

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Pharos-Tribune

---- — 10 miles makes30 cents’ difference

Everyone needs to jump in their cars, vans, trucks, etc. and make the 10-mile trip to Walton and fill up.

As of Saturday, June 22, 8:30 p.m., gas in Walton is $3.49. That was 30 cents cheaper than Logan’s cheapest which was $3.79. Kokomo cheapest was $3.45 which was 34 cents less than Logansport. Galveston was also cheaper at $3.49.

Indiana’s statewide lowest prices posted at http://www.indianagasprices.com/ was $3.34 in Indy at Falcon Fuel and $3.36 at Speed Mart in Valparaiso.

As in the past, when prices fall our “gas gouging” stations lag way behind neighboring towns when it comes to lowering their prices. If you ask them why, they will tell you they have to empty their tanks of the high-priced gas and refill with less expensive gas before they lower their prices. We all know that’s BS. Why? Because when oil prices raise our Logansport stations are first in line to raise prices, even though the gas that’s in their tanks is cheaper fuel.

I ask why they don’t wait to empty their tanks and refill with higher-priced gas before they raise prices. I can only come up with one answer — greed and to stick it to our community. Well they don’t get me. Walton is only a 19-mile round trip for me, takes a little less than one gallon to get there. I would rather drive there than get gas in Logan. If more people did that, prices might drop here in Logan.

I was hoping the new gas station in town located on the east end would help drive prices down to equal neighboring towns. But looks like that’s not going to happen. I had heard the owner owned several stations in Kokomo and would run its prices closer to Kokomo’s prices. Guess I got some wrong information cause it looks like they have joined Logan’s “gas gouging group.” Wonder who the leader of that group is and if they have a hard time sleeping at night.

Charly Small

Logansport

Handouts makelazy Americans

A lifetime Black Democrat changing over to become a Republican? Very interesting, here’s a man who no longer agrees with what his party is doing. Changing the government right before our eyes, making the government bigger and making his race being controlled with all the free handouts. Handouts are getting bigger with every race! Americans are getting lazy, why work if I can get things for free if one chooses not to work full-time or at all. Americans have gotten lazy, mostly the younger generation.

Talks again of amnesty for the illegals. One of my favorite subjects! They too love our government’s free handouts and have figured out our government’s free system. Enter this country illegally and get free handouts. The State of Indiana said for citizens like myself to get used to it, they’re here to stay and are only replacing the retiring baby boomers workforce. Not the young lazy groups of all races.

Lets face it, no one loves to work, but it sure will break your day up. I do not play video games and maybe this is why I think the way I do? Not! Let those people continue to get lazier. Let the illegal Hispanic population continue to get the free handouts as well, and become the new race of baby boomers for the generations down the road to deal with.

This is happening right before our eyes. The federal, state and local government has control of this new out-of-control social movement; what will America be like in 20 more years? Will small towns like Logansport be divided like the big cites? Will the West side, the East side, the North and the South end up being controlled with 95 percent of the population of one growing race? It seems no matter where you live, you can see that happening now and there sure looks like there is four or five little ones on the porch who will grow up soon.

I will bet gas will still be 20 cents higher than the surrounding cities. No, government will not change that either!

America. ... Hmm? Am I the only taxpayer that wants a government to do some hard painful work that needs to be done instead of keep pushing to give away more of the taxpayers’ money and making American people lazy?

Larry Hayden Jr.

Logansport