Stillwater Patch covered a lot of different stories, topics and events throughout 2012, but there were a few that stood out as the most read by Patch users.
We’ll be sharing some of the top posts of the year from Stillwater Patch in the days as 2012 comes to a close. Share your thoughts on the stories in comments below.
The following is the No. 3 post of 2012.
Michele Bachmann: Minnesota's Pain at the Gas Pump is Real
April 5, 2012 - The rising price of gasoline has Minnesotans, faced with having to choose between filling their gas tanks and scrimping on other necessities, demanding answers from Washington and the White House.
Gas prices have risen over 110 percent since President Obama’s inauguration and are up 30 cents a gallon just this month. A recent Reuters poll verifies what we already knew, 68 percent of Americans are unhappy with the way President Obama is dealing with high gas prices.
High gas prices affect everything – from the price of goods and services to business investments and leisure travel. Every time the price of gas goes up 10 cents, it costs the American economy $14 billion.