Planning to Retire Soon!

If you are planning to retire in the Philippines soon, I suggest you visit several excellent websites on pro's and cons of retiring in the Philippines. However if you want to retire in the provinces, where life is simple, standard of living cheaper, less traffic congestion and pollution, availability of fresh seafood and vegetables compared to the big cities, my island province is the place for you! If this is your first time in my site, welcome. Please do not forget to read the latest national and international news in the right side bar of this blog. Some of the photos and videos on this site, I do not own. However, I have no intention on the infringement of your copyrights. The photo above is the front yard of Chateau Du Mer-Our Retirement Home in Boac, Marinduque, Philippines

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Escalating Gas Prices- A Sticker Shocker



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?

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