Old Memes Die Hard

As of December 2, 2005, the average price for regular unleaded fuel in Oklahoma, South Carolina, Missouri, and Georgia is below $2 per gallon. The national average price is somewhere around $2.09 per gallon and falling. For example check out the prices in the Atlanta area:

Atlanta (Regular Unleaded)
Current – $1.954
Yesterday – $1.966
Month Ago – $2.442
Year Ago – $1.832
Highest Recorded Price:
9/3/2005 – $3.116

Perhaps it’s time for reporters to drop the hackneyed “rising fuel costs” or “higher fuel costs” from their stories?

Update: Tom Blumer sends along word of a poll appearing in The Wall Street Journal today which shows 43% of the country believes we’re in a recession. He passes this advice on the Republican majority, “[I]gnore the polls, vote the reality.”

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