Wednesday, May 11, 2005

How Do You Spell Relief?

Over the course of the past year or so the cost of gasoline has almost doubled, and consumers are left wondering why the government doesn't do something to bring the prices under control.

Well, ask no more. The public servants of Maryland have heard our cries for relief, and they have intervened!

It seems that when a price war erupted between several stations in St. Mary's County and drivers were paying as little as $1.99 for a gallon of regular unleaded, the state comptroller's office quickly stepped in and ordered the stations to.... RAISE their prices a nickel!

Yes, it's true. Under Maryland law it is illegal--under most circumstances--for filling stations to sell gas for less than cost. The quick response by the comptroller's office should be enough to reaffirm everyone's faith in the responsiveness of local government.

Oh, and good luck trying to get someone to fix that pothole.

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