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Find Answers to Rising Prices, or Risk the Consequences

I may not always succeed, but I try very hard to be a man of my word. Some time back, in this very space, I suggested that those of us who constantly run down the sitting president (or governor or mayor or county commissioner or whatever office) are not helping. My two cents was that we all need to stand behind whoever is duly elected. And if we don’t like them, then work hard to get someone else elected the next time.

Until then, we should shut the hell up.

I guess I could have stopped there . . . but nooooo! I had to keep running my mouth. I said should Joe Biden win the election then he would be my president and if I don’t like what he’s doing, I would not publicly blast the guy.

Uh, oops.

Little did I know we would be paying $5 a gallon for gas and more than that for a pound of ground beef!

But you know what, a deal is a deal. Biden won – and don’t give me that crap about the rigged election. Either Biden beat Trump fair and square, or his cheaters outsmarted Trump’s cheaters. Either way, for better or for worse, he’s my president – I just wish he’d quit making it so gosh-darn hard!

So while I continue to bite my tongue so hard I can taste blood, here’s a thought or three for Mr. Biden and his folks . . . or perhaps some members of the Indiana GOP (are you listening, Mr. Governor?) from this little corner of God’s country.

Fix this crap!

We can talk all day about why gas has skyrocketed – and I don’t buy the flimsy excuses the hired hands are throwing out. The reality is that it doesn’t matter why you and I are taking out a second mortgage each time we fill up. What matters is that the good folks in the hallowed halls of Congress – and to a lesser degree their counterparts in Indianapolis – could fix it if they wanted. But it seems like everything else, they don’t care about getting a good answer for you and yours truly. They care more about using this as a big stick to hit their political opponents over the head.

Does that mean they value party over constituents?

You bet your sweet bippy they do!

I’m not sure, but I think Gov. Holcomb has the authority to suspend the gas tax temporarily in Indiana. If not, what the heck. He’s crossed that line on other issues before, so why not give it a try and lower those prices for all of us.

And President Biden certainly has the ability to impact prices. So if someone would please wake him up – oops, sorry, I slipped – and suggest that if he and / or his party have any hopes of getting re-elected next time around they might want to start paying attention to our wallets instead of just their own.

Just saying.

And if Indiana wants to avoid being left out of this predicted red tidal wave, our good governor might consider the same.

– Timmons is the chief executive officer of Sagamore News Media, the company that owns The Noblesville Times. He is a proud Noblesville High School graduate and can be contacted at ttimmons@thetimes24-7.com.