JumpStart by Robb Armstrong for July 05, 2022

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    j_m_kuehl  over 1 year ago

    No more Mom-Taxi, start walking kiddo

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    Enter.Name.Here  over 1 year ago

    My earliest recollection is .32 cents/gal in 1972 or ’73, when I walked to the corner gas station to fill a 1 gallon can for the lawn mower. In 1980 I got a car with a bigger engine and remember gas hitting $1.00/gal at the same time.

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    TheSkulker  over 1 year ago

    Welp. In ’63 there were gas was all around the LA area: 22¢ per gal.

    Now, our taxes alone are three times that!

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    David Huie Green LosersBlameOthers&It'sYOURfault  over 1 year ago

    Makes me wish I’d bought a few billion gallons when I had the chance….wait, I never had the chance. It would have required money.

    ($4.259 in Atmore, Alabama tonight.)

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    bunwarpgazoo Premium Member over 1 year ago

    22.51 no wait 23.18 SEK per liter (using my co ops price list) that’s 2.21 USD per liter which is 10 USD per gallon. In Sweden. Diesel is more. But my co op just sent me about 70 USD so I can still run down to the old hometown once a week to play volleyball.

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    OldsVistaCruiser  over 1 year ago

    Robb, you haven’t been in Philly lately. GasBuddy shows around $4.79/gallon in the “Greater Northeast” part of the city, and that’s with our 2nd highest gas tax in the nation. By the way, 2 cops were shot at the fireworks display at the Art Museum last night. One barely missed getting killed when his head was grazed (they found the bullet in his hat), and a suburban sheriff’s deputy was hit in the shoulder.

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    jagedlo  over 1 year ago

    That’s just per gallon…now multiply it by the number of gallons in their vehicle…

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    preacherman  over 1 year ago

    Six bucks per gallon, sweetie. Now, do the math.

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    Ellis97  over 1 year ago

    I hate inflation.

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    treutvid  over 1 year ago

    I bought a coal burner just in time!

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    Charles  over 1 year ago

    Kids have no concept of the value of money, or how expensive daily life is.

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    david_42  over 1 year ago

    My indicator for inflation is the full-sized candy bar. The price keeps going up, but in a smoother fashion than gas or housing. in 1962, a buck bought you 20 of them!

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    Chris  over 1 year ago

    a gallon kiddo… maybe it’s best she don’t know.

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    oakie817  over 1 year ago

    when my buddy back in RI turned 16, i put $3 of gas in his corvair, and filled the tank

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    The Legend of Brandon Sawyer Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Perspective is everything

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    ajr58(1)  over 1 year ago

    I remember the outrage when gas went to 75 cents, and then the trouble with gas pumps that did not have an extra digit available when it went to a buck.

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    Nicki's ZoMcYo  over 1 year ago

    I remember my grandmother handing me a fiver and having me go into the gas station to hand it over to tell the attendant which pump to put it on, and that filled up the ol’ Oldsmobile for the week. This weekend we filled up our old RAV4 and it took around $50 which will hopefully make it a week, but with my husbands commute, maybe not.

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    ckeller  over 1 year ago

    It’s not just about the raw price, it’s about how fast it’s been shooting up – sometimes a jump of 20 cents in a single week!

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    What would Jack Benny and his Maxwell say?

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    DM2860  over 1 year ago

    But you can’t just buy one (gallon)

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    The Pro from Dover  over 1 year ago

    Six bucks? That was last week. Now it’s eight bucks.

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    interstateking Premium Member over 1 year ago

    little girls look cute in orange life jackets

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    yangeldf  over 1 year ago

    this is the condition we call “stupid rich”

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    Martin 78  over 1 year ago

    I’m not learned enough to speak the ins, outs and intricacies of pay and taxes and market value and all. All I know is that in 1974, my wife and I, on the $5.50 an hour and $6.10 and hr we made respectively, we were able to afford a lot more, do more, than we could for the same amount now. We had a 2 bedroom apartment, each had our own car, went out to the movies or bowling once a week, didn’t worry about the price of gas against what we could afford to eat.

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    Scott S  over 1 year ago

    Says the little girl who didn’t fork out $80 to fill up the tank!

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    Fuzzy Kombu  over 1 year ago

    OK, tough people. There’s a war on. Do you want to appease today’s Hitler, or are you willing to put up with some pain? You can put up with high prices, so that you can have all the gas you want if you’re well-off, or —how about this? RATION GASOLINE.

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