How is it in your part of the country ?
Here in Connecticut we hit $3.19 a gallon for regular today.
ONLY, a "LITTLE" jump. Yesterday it was $2.79 a gallon. All
indications are that gasoline will pass the $4.00 mark this weekend.
Since "Our Illustrious Leader", George Bush, decided to release some of
the oil reserves yesterday, I wonder who is pocketing all the money ?
It sure isn't the gas station
Bush has everything to do with the gas prices of today. Where do you think
this idiot came from and who do you think got him there. People with common
sense knew this was coming since the day he was elected. We got our morals
now though. Yee Haw!
That's one of the more rediculas comments I've heard,...but typical
It didn't seem to bother the "left" that Al Gore owned stock in Oxidental
Oil which had recently been sued for enviromental polution,....the "left"
was strangely silent about that. I imagine that you think everyone from
Texas & Oklahoma is an "oil man" in bed with "big oil".
Personally I feel better with the country run by the oil companies than I
would with it run by liberals.
Becuase the upward moving wages would cause more inflation. Price controls
never work. Atificially forcing wages upward (as Unions do) is a "back-end"
form of Price controls because the wages paid by a company are simply part
of the "cost" of producing the product. If a product cost more to produce,
then the product cost more to buy. Also don't forget that higher wages
bring with them higher taxes and companies (unknown to most employees) has
to "match" the tax paid in,...so if you paid $100 in tax withholding on your
paycheck, the company also paid in $100 on their side,...so the "cost" of
hiring and paying you is much higher than what it shows on your paystub and
that doesn't even cover workman's comp and unemployment insurance other
"hidden costs" the company has to pay. So you add all that up and the effect
of your wages being raise artificially outside of market forces can very
adversly effect the final cost of products,...which in turn,... makes you
want,.... another raise, ...again,...causing more higher prices,...causing
the desire for another raise,....causing more higher prices,...causing
The markets reach a "balance point" when they are left alone,...when
governments get involved the balance collapes. Also having idots in the
market that think the "shy is falling" every other day screws up the balance
as well, as is the stituation with the Gas Prices in the Commodities
Because 80% of the stuff you would have to buy would be built by people
making as much as you! The only reason we have the standard of living we
have is because people in other countries are willing to have a lower
standard of living to produce what we consume.
The price of gas doesn't bother me due to my fine Navy pension with its
yearly COLA! I hope it goes to $10/gallon so a lot less of you jerks
are on the road with your big ugly SUVs blocking my way.
And Bush and his administration's policies have everything to do with
the price of gas. There would be more supply on the world markets
without the Iraqi war and rehetoric from the likes of Pat Robinson and
The gas prices don't bother me much either, but due to higher shipping costs
caused by higher fuel prices we will soon be paying $2.50 for a candy bar
and $6.00 for a gallon of milk etc. etc. that is what worries me.
Ah! Yes, the "EVIL" SUVs,...does anyone have the common sense to know that
all the engines in the Vans, Pickup Trucks and SUVs are the same engine with
the same gas milage? Why aren't we hearing about the "EVIL" Vans,...the
"EVIL" Pickup Trucks? And has anyone figured out that most SUVs have V-6's
and 4 cylinders and get better fuel milage than other vehicles? What about
the "EVIL" Semi-Trucks that only get about 8 mile per gallon?...nope, we
never hear about that,....only the "EVIL" SUVs. But what does truth have
to do with politics and the media? But, hey, SUVs make a great political
football for the special interest "left" who want to see us all drive the
equivalant of golf carts or depending on public transportation (more
Yea, many of the "Fleet Trucks" I drove as far back as 1989 or so would get
that, at least on the high side with about 5 on the low side...but they also
only topped out at only about 62-65 mph. We had 300hp to 350hp Cummins' that
were electronically controlled. There were a few Cats that did about the
same in milage & top speed but seemed to have a bit more torque. They all
really stunk if you wanted to get anywhere in a hurry. The Owner-Operators
who wanted a little more "kick" to it never got that milage.
Gas milage is also dictated by aerodynamics and SUVs have some of the worst,
It also isn't all SUVs that bother me, I don't mind a Saturn VUE or Hyundai
Santa Fe, its the Suburbans, Expeditions and Escalades that bother me. Full
size vans are worse though although I don't hardly see any vans on the road
most people that need a van nowadays buy minivans which get better milage,
have more cargo room than, and are safer than SUVs. God forbid should you be
seen in a minivan though. I also think that all those 3L - 6L engine cars
should have limits on how many miles a year you can put on them much like
the older muscle cars you see at shows with historical plates do.
Semis btw are a neccesary evil, we have to transport goods from one place to
another and semis are the best choice we have atm. While they do pollute
and waste fuel, they are doing it while transporting goods that everyone in
the country uses and not just idling next to me at the red light with 180
decibels of bass eminating from them.
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