I got one of those stupid chain emails today that attempted to equate the price of gas with the price of eggs. Basically it said that if you only buy a little bit of gas at a time, instead of filling up your tank, it will create a surplus gas supply and the producers would be forced to lower their prices to move the product. Forgetting for a minute that this is complete bullshit, I have other suggestions on what to do about rising gas prices.
5) Vote Democrat
Seriously, it’s a sad state of affairs in this country that we have a president and vice president who have extremely close ties to the oil industry, the Saudi royal family, the United Arab Emirates, and big business in general. Exxon made record profits last year. Prices at the pump were at all time record highs. The government is doing nil about it. Coincidence? I don’t think so. Bush may talk out of his ass about renewable energy, and about doing something about the rising gas prices, but it’s all just talk. His approval ratings are at 36% — what do you expect him to do? Look at the policies… look at the action. He has done nothing substantial that will actually make a difference.
Minimum wage is $5.15. At current prices, that won’t even buy you two gallons of gas.
If Bush really wanted to do something, he would push to raise minimum wage to at least $7.00. It hasn’t been changed in almost 9 years! Meanwhile, as the price of oil rises, the cost of everything increases — food, gasoline, heat, etc. How is someone making $5.15 an hour supposed to make ends meet these days? It wasn’t so bad in 1998 when gas was $0.85 per gallon… now it’s 4 times that much in some parts of the country! Insane.