- The Washington Times - Sunday, June 8, 2008

“Why does milk cost so much? What do you recommend to bring down the cost?”

Grandmother

June Gallagher, 68, Arlington

“The price of corn, gasoline, refrigeration and high demand are a few of the factors causing the high price of milk. To lower the cost, we as a country must cut back on our use of energy. The federal government must institute conservation measures like those used in the 1970s when the price of oil rose dramatically.”

Father

Mike Gallagher, 40, McLean

“Milk prices have gone up because cows have become unionized. After centuries of giving milk every single morning and evening, weekends and holidays included, cows are now in position to demand overtime pay - and they’re getting it. Cows’ wages are up, so is the cost of milk. Outsourcing to nonunionized cows could bring the price down.”

Grandson

Patrick Gallagher, 11, McLean

“Milk costs so much because there is a food crisis in the world because of overpopulation. Overpopulation makes people destroy farmland for places to build houses and roads on. Milk’s going up because there aren’t as many cows to produce milk for all the people. Start building smaller houses, please.”

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