Don't Complain About Gas Prices ... It Could Be Worse

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Editor:

In the past couple of years, gas prices have risen in some cases two-fold.any people find this quite offensive and complain at every opportunity.
Still, the United States has some of the cheapest gas prices in the world, especially when compared to the $5 a gallon that citizens of England, Germany, and other European countries pay.
In reality, American gas prices should be much higher, but government subsidies and special interest groups' lobbying have left them low.his creates a huge environmental problem: as long as gas is cheap, people are more likely to waste it, and less likely to look into the healthier alternatives.

Unsurprisingly, many people fear rising gas prices because of their negative impact on our economy.ut this is only short term, and ignoring oil's inevitable downfall from the global economy (oil will eventually run out) could be devastating to our country's future economy.
For instance, if an American person or company doesn't invent or engineer the next wave of transportation technology, someone else or some other company will, and the United States will be forced to play catch up.

If the government would phase out its subsidizing of oil and gasoline, or add a tax to gasoline, Americans would use less and demand for some cheaper alternative.he government, in turn, could invest this added revenue into developing new technologies, or, to make up for the higher gas prices, lower the American income tax.

So the next time you see a rise in gas prices, don't complain; rather, ask why they aren't higher.
Travis Sanders, Payson

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