We are asked to shop locally to support our town of Payson businesses and most of us would like to do just that, but the businesses don’t seem to be on the same tract.
The best example of this is the fuel industry (gasoline stations). The gasoline and diesel prices here in Payson are much higher than in Pine, and the old excuse of higher transportation costs has very little to do with it.
Greed is the culprit, and greed should not be rewarded. Until fuel prices in Payson are within 3 or 4 cents of what they are in the Phoenix area, all of us should buy our fuel at the station selling it for the lowest price. Let the greedy station operators drown in their over-priced fuel.