Skip to comments.Can America Survive $5-a-gallon at the Pump?
Posted on 04/30/2008 7:19:14 PM PDT by Charles Bronson Forever
Absolutely, but very tough times are ahead. Really, how the hell are we gonna get out of this mess unless we drill and refine at home? When is Washington going to do something? Easy. When WE do something about it.
Buy a company. Fire the workers. Send the factory to China, and then sell the imports.
That what you’re doing?...
That was a really snarky comment.
I'm not trying to go all negative on the economy, but people are feeling the pinch. I know we certainly are affected by fuel and food costs.
I blame the envirowhackos and their political lackeys for not allowing drilling in ANWR and the ethanol debacle for this mess.
Please try to be a little more understanding that not everyone can magically change their situation with a glorious new career. I count my family in the same boat as Mysterio.
The effects of $7 gas will be staggering. The loses to the travel industry alone would send the economy into a depression.
I like when there are auto workers in Michigan complaining about no auto jobs! MOVE. Get and education. Start a side business.
It frustrates the hell out of me. On the worst day this is still the land of opportunity. Sure gas prices are higher than they were or should be but really... If $20 extra bucks breaks you I say give up smoking and bud and buy some shares of XOM.
I have my sin fund. It is huge.
Glen Beck had someone on tonite who said that even if we could drill in Anwar, it would take 10-15 years to see the benefit here in America.
Pelosi has this mess all figured out, so she said in 2006. OK Nan, go for it...
“Buy a company. Fire the workers. Send the factory to China, and then sell the imports.”
Maybe, maybe not but I’m not looking for a gubmint bailout. And I’m not whining.
Kay Bailey Hutchinson was on with Rush today and is pushing for domestic drilling. Recently there was a huge find of oil in North Dakota. With new technology, something called horizontal drilling (?) the fields could be up and running in 2 years.
That is, if the Democrats will allow it. Wouldn’t fit their game plan, though.
“I’m not trying to go all negative on the economy, but people are feeling the pinch. I know we certainly are affected by fuel and food costs.
I blame the envirowhackos and their political lackeys for not allowing drilling in ANWR and the ethanol debacle for this mess.”
Who didn’t see it coming. I blame the wackos and the “regular” people that sat on their hands. How many people voted for that idiot McCain - anti ANWAR.
And I would fine a new occupation, I’m serious. Not instant but instead of spending time posting on FReeper study. I don’t know insurance or accounting. I know people that became CPAs at 60. Working two jobs and raising a family.
This is the land of opportunity and if all you can afford is cheap food and fuel it is hardly anybody’s fault but you own.
Still people need to take responsibility for their own life and gas is cheap compared to almost anything that does what gas does. It should be cheaper but it is still a bargain.
I bet half the people complaining about fuel have been wasting money on cigarettes, lottery tickets, and other crap most of their life. If you put this in XOM stock you would be singing.
It really is all about choices. Unfortunately too many folks are unwilling to suffer the inconvenience of changing their behavior, lifestyle, etc. to adapt to new and changing circumstances.
Those people sure got quiet all of a sudden. You’d think they would be jumping for joy. Now why aren’t they. :)
A lot is ignorance. Some people that complain about gas prices do not realize Ethanol is one of the reasons.
“it bothers me that our country refuses to pursue energy independence. “
Me too. It bugs the crap out of me. It bugged me 20 years ago. I saw this coming for a long time.
We are pursuing energy independence on a scale I never thought possible. It just does not make the nightly news.
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