A studio guest arrived at my studio after driving from Cassia County to Twin Falls.  She noticed a price at one gas station of $5.69.9 per gallon for the regular grade.  The picture above is from Kimberly Road on Monday afternoon.  The previous day I had managed to fill up at a pump a few blocks away for 32 cents less per gallon but had to use up my shopping points to simply keep the price below $5.00 a gallon.

Drivers are Cutting Back

A friend has been driving from Murtaugh to Hagerman five days a week for work.  He says he’s seeing far less traffic than just a few weeks ago.  People can no longer afford unnecessary trips.  Another friend explained last week that he and his wife have canceled their once-a-week date night for dinner at a restaurant.

This summer I was planning a vacation to Cody, Wyoming, and then on to Mt. Rushmore.  Now I’ll be spending my vacation on the deck or watching what little TV I have before I cut back on my subscriptions.

The Country Will be Changed

Do you see where all of this is going?  You can’t call it a happy ending.  A finance writer claims it’s only going to get worse in the foreseeable future.  Those among you who call yourselves Democrats can make a variety of excuses and point fingers in other directions.  Come next year, your party will begin wandering the electoral desert for a generation.  Green energy and the dubious climate change arguments that enriched the connected are finished.

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Stacker used data from the 2020 County Health Rankings to rank every state's average life expectancy from lowest to highest. The 2020 County Health Rankings values were calculated using mortality counts from the 2016-2018 National Center for Health Statistics. The U.S. Census 2019 American Community Survey and America's Health Rankings Senior Report 2019 data were also used to provide demographics on the senior population of each state and the state's rank on senior health care, respectively.

Read on to learn the average life expectancy in each state.