Early in the second grade curriculum in Virginia, children are introduced to the basics of inequalities: 1< 2, 4>3 and so forth. I asked my second-grader the other day if these were difficult concepts to grasp. He laughed and said, “No Mom, it's easy,” at least at that elementary level. Not so for some lawmakers it seems. For instance, they apparently believe that $3.93, the per gallon price, including taxes, for diesel fuel in February, is greater than $5.72, the average per ...

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