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Lawmakers get earful on gas prices

Ruland Herald -- MONTPELIER — The months-long battle between Sen. Bernard Sanders and gas dealer Skip Vallee over gasoline prices in northwestern Vermont has come to the Statehouse in Montpelier.

Three House committees on Tuesday heard from those two, Attorney General William Sorrell and others on a question lawmakers say they’re hearing from voters every day: Why are gas prices in Chittenden, Franklin, and Grand Isle counties higher than elsewhere in Vermont as well as most other places in the country?

Sanders said the problem is too much concentration in ownership of gas stations in northwestern Vermont and not enough competition.

Vallee told lawmakers he has higher labor, health care, insurance and utility costs, among others.


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2013 5:59:35 AM

remay: perhaps the first time in Vermont?
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remay
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 3:23:35 PM

As if this is the FIRST time they have been getting an "earful"???
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1_percenter
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 12:46:10 AM

As if this makes one stinking difference

For all the talk about fixing the clusterf$$k that is DC in November, all the same money-grubbing, look the other way, lying POS's were re-elected.

Ambitious, work-too-hard-to-build-something Americans are now outnumbered by the vote-easy, vote-lazy democrat grifters.

And we have to pay more for their slack-jawed, clueless hope and change.

But somehow or another this time it's forward--now how much would you pay?

It's like a bad infomercial
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esquared
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 12:38:39 AM

...as well they should....
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iFueler
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 12:29:13 AM

and they will do what
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bikechuck
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 12:20:06 AM

Overhead has to be considered on the pricing of gas. Audit the books.
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dongo50
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 12:15:16 AM

gas isn't the only thing.
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CartelBuster
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 12:15:04 AM

The only competition Sanders actually dislikes is when it competes against government!
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cheapertvs
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 12:14:01 AM

Lawmakers deserve an earful.
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 12:13:10 AM

Shouldn't need it to act.
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 12:11:59 AM

With the rise in unemployment and low wages, lawmakers get it from both sides
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 12:10:20 AM

do they care I think not
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 12:07:59 AM

how much are earplugs these days ?
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 12:07:46 AM

vermont ain't the only state where "weird" pricing is occurring..
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 12:06:56 AM

Like talking to yourself, talking to politicians.
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 12:06:06 AM

Talk talk talk. People feel better for venting. Politician give the illusion of listening. Get government out of the way and let a free market work it out.
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 12:06:05 AM

Who cares???
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 12:06:03 AM

Gas prices are higher than they should be.
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 12:05:32 AM

I agree that nothing will happen.
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 12:04:20 AM

Nothing will happen.
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 12:03:07 AM

too much concentration in ownership i.e. Monopoly
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 11:58:34 PM

bullshit
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 11:55:18 PM

Just more excuses
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 11:55:06 PM

A bunch of BS
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 11:52:41 PM

About time they got an earful.
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 10:53:54 PM

Socialist one, good guys none.
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 10:52:47 PM

That's B.S. talk ! always somebody digging in others pockets !!
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 10:41:59 PM

Raise a little hell.
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 10:35:21 PM

They need more than earful!
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 10:32:19 PM

greed
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 10:30:35 PM

They deserve more than an earful.
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 10:29:59 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 10:28:44 PM

Earfull of air will never fix this.
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 10:26:17 PM

Lawmakers should get more than an earful.
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 10:24:24 PM

Let Sanders buy out the stations and sell gas at cost.
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 10:22:56 PM

Another waste of time and money to chase the wrong subject.

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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 10:21:58 PM

In one ear and out the other!
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 10:21:53 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 10:20:42 PM

The problem starts at 1600 pennsylvania ave in d.c.
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 10:20:18 PM

Gas dealer, right they are only existing off of sales of gasoline. The oil companies are reaping billions in PROFITS, not the little guys. Nice try, but wrong target! You have to start at the top.
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 10:19:44 PM

socialist sanders doesn't understand markets
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 10:17:13 PM

It does not matter to any of them. There will ALWAYS be an excuse.
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 10:10:28 PM

This will never end
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 10:08:50 PM

make them lower and reduce the greed
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 10:08:13 PM

And ear full is not enough
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 10:04:56 PM

It will make no difference.
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 10:02:00 PM

big oil = bigger $$$
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 9:59:01 PM

Wants more profit for his pocket
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 9:56:07 PM

way high in ca
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 9:54:15 PM

Gas prices are high in most states, always some reason why they are high.
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