Gas Prices Affecting More Than Just Drivers Nationwide

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

LOS ANGELES- Some families are canceling vacations while
others are buying their gas a gallon at a time.

From all corners of the country, Americans of all kinds are irritated these days by record-high fuel prices. Fill-ups have soared above $4 a gallon in some states and could top $5 by summer.

The cost is becoming a political issue just as the presidential
campaign kicks into high gear.

A Gallup poll this month found 85 percent of U.S. adults believe
the president and Congress should take immediate actions to try to
control the rising price of gas.

Meanwhile, fishermen from Maine to Louisiana say they are watching their profits burn up along with their boats' gasoline.

Building contractors, tour boat operators and others say they
are passing the cost on to consumers.

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