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If everyone else in the world is paying a lot more for gas why shouldnt Americans Take your average spoiled American who blames the Arabs for raising the gas prices unfairly in order to make a bigger profit Its true gas prices have gone up by a lot in the last few months but is that unfair Prices still are a lot higher in Canada Europe and just about any other developed nation according to Mike Royko in the May 2 1996 issue of the Chicago Tribune Ted Z Manuel in a letter entitled Voice of the People of the Chicago Tribune said Most anywhere in Europe gas costs are from 300 to 500 per gallon We scream when it hits a 135 to 175 a gallon which if adjusted for inflation actually is cheaper than 25 years ago It seems that Americans just think the world owes them a favor Maybe its time that they start playing fairly and stop feeling so sorry for themselves According to many articles Americans have a lot more to be thankful for than they do to complain about For one cars use gas a lot more efficiently than they did in the past According to Royko even todays luxury cars give you better gas mileage than the cheapest Chevies Fords and Plymouths did not that long ago What does this mean This means that gas prices should logically go up Its the basic law of supply and demand Its true that more Americans are driving but the gasoline suppliers still deserve to get paid fairly And what about inflation Well when you take inflation into account the price for gasoline is less now than it was forty years ago Just another example of how Americans are spoiled brats According to Charles Krauthhammer of the May 6 1996 issue of the Washington Post increases in gasoline prices arent as simple as supply and demand He feels that there are
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