Skip to comments.Why you should love $5 gas
Posted on 05/26/2011 9:12:38 AM PDT by greatplains
As you pump 13 gallons into your Honda CR-V -- American's best-selling SUV with 28 mpg on the highway and 21 in town -- it's nearly impossible to view the $50 you're spending with a positive attitude.
With the national average for regular at $3.81, it's easy to label oil executives as pond scum, but try to remain open-minded. Think of the big picture: Though that promised road trip to Disney World has gone up in carbon monoxide, high gas prices may actually have an upside. Not for you and your family personally, maybe, but perhaps for the United States as a whole. What if gas hit $5 a gallon? Here are some benefits (and we're serious about most of them):
-Fewer people would die on the road.
-Demand for high-mileage cars could grow.
-Shorter security lines
-High prices lead to lower prices.
-End of wars
-Local Business could profit
-It's all about democracy
(Excerpt) Read more at money.msn.com ...
And $100 gas would have us all living in Utopia!
When does the “Good things about the bad economy” articles get noticed by the sheeple??
I hope it hits $10 a gallon about two months before the 2012 election and stays there ...
ONLY if I owned the local QUICKYMART!!
I’ll give you some reasons we should hate $5 gas:
-the people most affected can’t afford to buy a new efficient car
-cheap energy = growth
-People have to get to work, well, the ones who still have jobs, many can’t take public transit as none is available, and they don’t have the time or energy to walk 21 miles to work every day
The State Run Media continues to shed whatever credibility that it has left.
Why you should love $5 gas
Oh is Barry paying ???
Most of the comments are trashing this article.
The oil execs aren’t the ones who are pond scum.
Its 0Bama, Salazar, and their envirocommie supporters.
The administration is currently in contempt of federal court over the insane drilling moratorium. Why isn’t anyone in this piss-poor excuse for an administration in jail?
Next week: Why being homeless may be the best thing that ever happened to you!
” Not for you and your family personally, maybe, but perhaps for the United States as a whole. “
IOW - you are just a cog in the Great Machine of State — your welfare and well-being is immaterial to the Greater Good!!!
This is straight out of an Orwell or Huxley novel.
Let me see if I have figured this out. When a R is president and the price of gas goes up, it is him enriching his rich oil buddies. When a D is president and the price of gas goes up, it is a wonderful solution to all of the ills of the world.
You just can’t polish some turds.
“End of wars..?”
What numbskull would think that this would end war. We are heavily into, along with every other country, Resource Wars.
Less oil means more war.
omg... that’s not satire
these people are in full blown, down and gagging, support and cover for the current _resident
we should all just stop paying taxes in protest.
after all, using the ‘logic’ here, there’d be less government waste... less people dying due to illegal wars... less federally funded abortions... less pollution... less global warming... etc
Well, Lynn, OK. Take a salary cut, get out of that car, and walk!
Democracy in action!
With more companies unable to afford the high energy prices, more people would end up unemployed, and the fewer the people employed, the less the need for oil. Win/win. ;)
I’m assuming the article is satire.
Yep, high gas prices in Europe did all those things...right?
And then they wonder why, in clueless amazement, people keep turning to Fox News.
down is up during a dimocrat regime.
This was orginally posted 4/19....I wonder what was edited on may 25th?
I’ll have to dig out the post and compare...
Probably written by someone who doesn’t have a car.
What about people who live where they have to drive? What about people who have to drive for work? You arrogant liberals never think about them, do you?
It’s not satire...liberalism is a mental disorder...the author is stoner serious....
Wrong as hell...but serious...
You nailed it.
What? He doesn't?
It’s not satire...liberalism is a mental disorder...the author is stone serious....
Wrong as hell...but serious...
Remember this interview from before the election?
"Obama's gonna pay for my mortgage and my gas!" - Peggy the Moocher.
Lynn Mucken—You are a brain dead mindless idiot.
-Fewer people would die on the road. (Yeah, but will hang themselves because of their poverty. That’s a wonderful benefit of your proposal for a 3rd world country)
-Demand for high-mileage cars could grow. (As if anyone could buy them unemployed thanks to the mega cost of gas??)
-Shorter security lines (Really? Because no one can afford to go anywhere?)
-Less Pollution (Unless you discount the burning cities caused from the unemployed masses)
-Less Congestion (Yeah, for the governing elite)
-High prices lead to lower prices. (What?? Is this woman a complete zombie?)
-More exercise (You mean from the rioters running from the riot police?)
-End of wars (Right—just like in 1918.)
-Local Business could profit (From what? Selling sawdust bread?)
-It’s all about democracy (Idiot. We don’t have a democracy—we have a representative republic(or used to). But I wouldn’t expect a dimwit living in a womb of stupidity to even know this. Just crawl back into your fantasy hole now.)
Not for you and your family personally, maybe, but perhaps for the United States as a whole...
We ARE the United States as a whole. - It is us.
I would gladly pay $10 a gallon, if it helps us get that bastard Obama and the dems out of power.
And the way the media tries to soothe us over is an example of Newspeak.
“With the national average for regular at $3.81, it’s easy to label oil executives as pond scum”
C’mon, Lynn Mucker - you’re shilling for Barack when you try to blame the oil companies for the prohibition of drilling for American oil, inflating the dollar and generally making America the tail, if it ever gets wagged. You’re just another Liberal Socialist and we didn’t need another one of them.
Let’s see if I can get this right-Under Bush $4 gas meant we were all being ripped off by greedy oil companies and a couple oil men in the WH who were personally profiting from our suffering. Now, under the boy-king and $5 gas we’re still being ripped off by greedy, tax-evading oil companies, but...our messiah will use this hardship to lead us to the green promised land featuring cheap plentiful alternative energy, no more congestion or pollution and all of humanity living in blissful ecological harmony.
Wow, I feel really ashamed now that I didn’t realize all this early on.
Do i keep my receipts ???
or will Barry send me a voucher ???
I encourage everyone to read the comments at the MSNBC article. Amazing how many negative comments to this article that have been posted.
Not trying to be PollyAnna, but I believe (hope) the worm is turning for the masses of people.
The liberal dream for Americans is basically Beijing:
1. You WILL ride your bicycle
2. to your 8-5 union factory job and
3. return home to your dirty little apartment to
4. raise your single allowable child who is
5. supervised by your neighborhood social worker.
Non-participation will result in an extended stay in a re-education camp.
Of course, the liberal elites will continue to drive BMW’s to their country manors, but the stress of managing the flyover sheeple necessitates luxury.
Actually, it’s worse than you think. This writer claims the reason for less wars will be that we can’t afford to do them anymore and will thus pull out of Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya. In other words, it will severely weaken our military.
all politicians, parties, labels are scum...have learned that much even though it was self-evident from the gitgo!
Lynn is a moron.
“-the people most affected cant afford to buy a new efficient car”
Cash for clunker programs insures they’ll eventually have to.
Problem with higher oil prices is we will be fighting the kenyans and Ethiopians for grain and beans.because you can forget about affording protein.
Combined with the population bomb there is only one thing left. Soylent Green.
Think about it, since health care rationing is here, and since that gives an unelected beurocrat the ability to say who lives and who dies, that beurocrat can just pick a group of people,(say, white American males) and have them killed for food.