- Author of Waller's manuscript rewarded for helping feds (1/13/18)
- Police: Man dies from self-inflicted gunshot after standoff in south Cape (1/14/18)3
- Here's what's being built next to Chick-fil-A in Cape (1/18/18)1
- Word to your superintendent: Glass rocks Vanilla Ice parody to announce cancellation (1/13/18)3
- Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce recognizes commitment to community at annual awards banquet (1/13/18)
- Poultry in motion: 4-H participants take first in nation with barbecue skills (1/13/18)1
- City of Oran water rates violate state law, auditors find; report details financial-management problems (1/13/18)2
- Cape lands new summer-league baseball team; Capaha Field to see major upgrades (1/20/18)3
- 3 mayor candidates in Scott City; former mayor Porch files for council seat (1/18/18)
- Redhawk Food Pantry helping Southeast students, employees who need assistance with food, supplies (1/19/18)2
Rising gas prices
I find it utterly amazing that the one topic on so many people's minds is about the deer population. It's time to wake up and smell the coffee. Forget about the deer and think about what is hitting you in every aspect of your life. It's gas prices. Where is it going to end?
Some want gas to be the same as in other countries: $6 to $7 a gallon. This increase is going to bleed the economy dry -- just like weather here in Southeast Missouri. Make some noise about stopping the use of corn for ethanol. We need it for food and animal feed, which, by the way, will feed us. Care to make a guess how much a steak will be costing in a few months? How much is that burger going to cost? Thanks to politics, we can't increase our gas output.
I remember back in the '60s the silent majority kept quiet. Look at the mess we're in now, a country on the verge of being broke. Wake up to the real problem, one that hits your pocketbook on almost everything you purchase: gas prices. It's time to get real.
KEN NIEVEEN, Cape Girardeau