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03/18/2002
International house of pancakesI went to an "International House of Pancakes" last week for my "on the road" cup of coffee and suffered a devastating blow-one cup of coffee = $1.85.When I was a kid, coffee was 5-10¢/cup (Okay, take the high price). Gasoline was 17¢/gal. Taxes on both at the time essentially zero.Coffee is up $1.85/0.10 = 18.5 times. Gasoline should be 18.5 x 0.17 = $3.14, plus 36¢/gallon for State and Federal Tax: $3.14 + 0.36 = $3.50.The price at the Union station today was $1.45 including taxes. Looking back, even $2.00/gal wasn't too bad.Will somebody (hopefully, the API, if it still exists) please step up and spend a buck or two waking up the public...
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