...of water ! People are not complaining about paying $ 1.19 for 24 ounces of water in a store. That equals about 5 cents an ounce. There are 128 ounces in a gallon for those who attended school before 1969 when the schools went NEA/union/communist. ~ .05 X 128 = $ 6.40.
The price of gasoline is less than it was in 1974 in today's dollars. See attached link above.
Why don't we see hearings on the price gouging of water? Water costs about 2 cents a gallon at the tap. That would be about a 99% profit margin. Gasoline companies make about an 8% profit
There are alternatives to purchasing gasoline or driving a car. Walking, riding a bicycle, car pooling, public transportation, moving, working at home or on a farm. The real underlying agenda is to socialize or nationalize (control) a private company. This is communism.