because we aren't talking about any of those things... we're talking about gas prices, and those things aren't 150% higher today than they were 2 years ago, or 3 years ago. Sure a standard inflation rate exists and some stuff is slightly higher than it was, but not more than double... keep up.How much did a brand new Silverado cost in 2018? How about a Maytag washer and dryer? Or the price of a wedding?
Why not ask what stuff costs in 1996?