Sunday, April 12, 2015
A tale of two BP stations (updated)
On this April 12 there is an almost idle BP gas station in Rapids City selling gas for $2.39 a gallon. Across the river is a rather busy BP station in LeClaire selling gas for $2.25 a gallon. And yet we read in the April 12 newspaper "there's no factual evidence that a 1 percent sales tax increase in Rock Island County would send significant business to Iowa". HAVE THEY NO EYES? Perhaps half, or more, Rock Island County motorists go to Iowa for their gasoline, helping to finance Iowa roads and governments! And this just to save a few dollars on a fill-up. How many more would make their large purchases in Davenport to save $15.00 on every thousand dollars?