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If this is your first visit, welcome! This site is devoted to my life experiences as a Filipino-American who immigrated from the Philippines to the United States in 1960. I came to the US as a graduate student when I was 26 years old. I am now in my early-80's and thanks God for his blessings, I have four successful and professional children and six grandchildren here in the US. My wife and I had been enjoying the snow bird lifestyle between US and Philippines after my retirement from USFDA in 2002. Please do not forget to read the latest national and International News in this site . I have also posted some of my favorite Filipino and American dishes and recipes in this site. Some of the photos and videos in this site, I do not own. However, I have no intention on infringing on your copyrights. Cheers!
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Escalating Gas Prices-A Sticker Shock
Today, I gas up in preparation for a trip about 30 miles from our residence for tomorrow. The price of regular gas in my favorite gas station was $4.45 per gallon, But I paid only $3.95 per gallon since I had a 0.50c/gallon discount coupon. This is the highest price I have paid for regular gasoline since we moved here in Norther California. Based on the published average price of regular gas as $4.63 per gallon in California, this is a good price. But I still have sticker shock, since today is the highest amount I have paid for a gallon of gas since 2002 when my family moved here in Northern California.
There is a daily data published in the AAA website listing gas prices of all grades of gas including diesel in the US, state by state. The data shows prices are cheaper in the South, but more expensive in the North East, California, Hawaii and Alaska. I am a Democrat, but I think I will vote Republican this November, if the gas prices continues to go up or remain the same. What do you think? Who is to blame for this ridiculous price of gasoline? The Democrats or the Republicans?