Skip to comments.Weekend Hypothetical: What Would Happen If You Woke Up To $5/Gallon Gasoline? [Moonbat Parade]
Posted on 01/17/2011 4:39:59 PM PST by grey_whiskers
Remember this hilarious photoshop? <snip>
if you woke up tomorrow and gas were five dollars per gallon, what would you do, and what would you expect from others?
God I love my Hummer and my Gulfstream!
I had to read quite a few posts to find any moonbattery (but I did find some). Most of them were common sense and reasonable (i.e. I like my car, so I’m going to pay the $5, etc). There were a couple advocating a decent mass transit system, which should be a goal of every city. There was an entire thread on how stupid we are for sending our dollars to countries that hate us to purchase oil when we have it right here and won’t use it.
Most people would drive a lot less, and then the vultures would have to search elsewhere for more revenue. Probably push hard for the mileage tax, which would force people to drive even less. So, they’d have to jack up license and registration taxes. And on, and on.....
My city has a decent mass transit system (bus lines and reasonably-priced taxi service), and a generous amount of bike paths. Doesn’t matter, they’re still pushing their “Modern Cable Car” and light rail, which cost way more than they’re worth. It doesn’t matter how much you give them, they always want more.
I would go down the road a little ways until I came across a 2006 (or so) Ford Excursion alongside the road, "For Sale", and buy it for around $3K. I'd use it for camping/fishing/hunting/snow-plowing.
If I woke up next to $5 gas I’d get dressed and slip out quietly.
I would be upset, carpool more often, and continue with life.
I just traded my 1994 GMC 1500 plus a little cash for a 1995 Chevy 3500 dually (454 w/Banks Powerpack ram air and Elelbrock multiport EFI) today. That big block feels like a rocket engine after the 350 - also paid $3.37 per gallon filling her up in Renton, Washington. Five bucks a gallon? If it gets some of these idiots off the road, fine.
I’d be waking up to an Obama Press briefing with him smiling and saying “Great news, we’re 5/8th of the there on the gas price I want!”
Let’s see, quick math...that’s going to cost me about $150 a month more than we pay now.
No change for me. I can handle it. I’ll cuss a little.
My kids would have to quit music lessons. So no driving them there. my 17 year old would ride the bus. my husband would stop snowplowing ANYBODY but us. straight to work and straight back. Go to town only once and get everything done at the same time...kind of like little house on the prairie days.
it would suck.
Well....I would buy my books online,so the books store wouldnt be getting any of my cash.
Eating out...not anymore...so the eaterys would be kind of screwed.
Movies...most suck rocks these days, so no change there.
Spend a lot more time reading and listening to music. Maybe it would be a good thing. But those businesses that rely on people driving would be out of luck.
“Not a *ONE* remembered to Bash Bush”
Yea, if gas goes to 5 dollars it’s obviously because Bush ordered Obama to do so.
Well, it wouldn’t hurt us initially. I could easily bike (or even walk) to work from where I live and my wife is stay at home mom..so no commuting issues.
However, the increase in food prices and energy would make an impact. Further, the higher gas prices would absorb a good percentage of discretionary income that our customers use to buy the luxuries sold where I work. Less sales will put the squeeze on our budget, and would result in layoffs. I would either end up the grimm reaper, a do the laying off, or a victim of the reaper. Ya never know.
Either way, $5.00 gas will kill the economy in short order.
At $5 per gallon I guess I would have to pick up a Tesla Motors Model S for around town driving (300 miles between charges).
The $90K it costs to buy a Tesla would purchase a whole lotta $5 gallons of gasoline.
I’d still fill my car up as before...but no doubt curtail my travels and piggyback errands close to the rail. I’d drive the speed limit to conserve fuel when on interstates.
Basically all I did when fuel hikes were here before.
I read other nations are having hissy fits because the US doen’t have to pay the prices they do....yet.
The cost will be a lot more then $150. Ample amounts of indirect costs will be affected by the rise of gas prices leaving plenty of people to cuss a lot more.
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