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Letter to the Editor: Rising gas prices

Thursday, August 23, 2012

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