November 30, 2012

Why are farmers regulated but not oil companies?

Letter to the Editor

I'm still confused. Our government can tell our farmers who are struggling to make a living that they can charge only so much for a gallon of milk and it can tell the post office that it can't raise the price of a stamp and also can't cut any deliveries on Saturdays to try to make ends meet.

But the oil companies that are making billions in profits can and do charge whatever they want for gas and oil, and, if I'm not mistaken, we still subsidize these big companies.

Stop and think about what will happen if and when we lose the postal service, and our politicians (who have stocks in the oil companies but not in the postal service or milk business) are trying their darnedest to do this.

Don Belanger

Waterville

Were you interviewed for this story? If so, please fill out our accuracy form

Send question/comment to the editors




Further Discussion

Here at KJonline.com we value our readers and are committed to growing our community by encouraging you to add to the discussion. To ensure conscientious dialogue we have implemented a strict no-bullying policy. To participate, you must follow our Terms of Use.

Questions about the article? Add them below and we’ll try to answer them or do a follow-up post as soon as we can. Technical problems? Email them to us with an exact description of the problem. Make sure to include:
  • Type of computer or mobile device your are using
  • Exact operating system and browser you are viewing the site on (TIP: You can easily determine your operating system here.)