Squandering the Stimulus
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did you spend your stimulus check? If you’re like most Americans, you
bought gasoline. Since President Bush signed the tax rebate into law
Feb. 13, the average household has spent $1,500 filling the family car,
according to research by Wisconsin Public Interest Research Group
According to the analysis, since February the average cost for gasoline per household has gone from just more than $60 weekly to almost $100 per week. “If Congress wants to do something long term about high gas prices, it will give people more alternatives to driving,” said Hailey Witt, WISPIRG campaign coordinator, in a statement.
“Unless we make it easier to drive less, Wisconsin families will be stuck in neutral as they spend more and more at the pump.”
To find a map with the best gas prices in the Milwaukee area, go to www.expressmilwaukee.com.