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Gas Prices a-Go-Go No More

Speaking of gas prices, from Wisconsin comes a story that illustrates just how stupid government can be in trying to meddle with prices (or most things for that matter). The state Department of Agriculture has ordered a gas station owner to raise his prices, after he offered discounts to senior citizens and to people supporting youth sports. The department's Trade and Consumer Protection division told BP gas station owner Raj Bhandari that the discounts he offered violated Wisconsin's Unfair Sales Act, which requires stations to sell gas for about 9.2 percent above the wholesale price.