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Rising gas prices have heavy impact on poor.

For most Americans, today?s rising gasoline prices are an annoyance, not a serious financial hardship. Then there are people like Kenneth and Edith Taylor of Baltimore, who already struggle to make their monthly social security checks of less than $1,700 last by cooking casseroles and soups at home instead of eating out and forgoing new clothes for as long as possible. Now, with neighborhood pump prices averaging $2.85 a gallon, the Taylors say they simply cannot afford the 80-mile roundtrip to visit their daughter more than once a month.

Rising gas prices have heavy impact on poor.
xcel, Apr 23, 2006
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