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Old 03-26-2008, 10:44 PM   #11
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But the thing is AMSeccia, you have a reason for owning an SUV, a legitimate use for it. Its the ones that live in Chicago and suburbs, dont haul anything with em, and dont go into snow areas that bug me...
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Old 03-26-2008, 10:54 PM   #12
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I don't even have a car but feel so sorry for those working on minimum wage when we have some politicians who were and are against rasing the minimum wage yet vote to give themselves raises. How can minimum wage workers deal with this and afford to drive to work? Even the middle class is having a hard time. The answerI suppose is to have a president who gives a you-know-what and really does something about this. We'll never see gas prices go below $3.00 again though and now the summer is upon us and prices will go even higher. It always does in spring and summer.
Politicians who support the gas companies more than they support Americans suffering under these prices are more concerned with the monies they get for their political campaigns from these companies and those associated with them. The crunch has nothing to do with so-called entitlements either. We're in a war, a reckless war that should have never been fought with billions spent every month for a hopeless cause and it goes on and on like the Energizer battery. All that money poured into a dark endless pit.
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Old 03-26-2008, 11:18 PM   #13
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Just remember when gas is 6.00 a gallon you will remember the good ol' days of now.
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Old 03-26-2008, 11:58 PM   #14
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When? Like next month?
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Old 03-27-2008, 12:35 AM   #15
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Just remember when gas is 6.00 a gallon you will remember the good ol' days of now.
I remember when the average price was 19.9 cents/gallon and during a "price war" you could get it for as cheap as 11.9 (1960's).

I don't have to wait for gas to get to $6/gal to remember the good old days.
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Old 03-27-2008, 12:37 AM   #16
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It's our dependence on gas that is making it so high. We need it, they know they can hike the price and we will still buy it. I really like luxury cars and what not, but for me, it has come to what is best for the environment and how can I reduce my dependence on gas. I work from home 2 to 4 days a week. To save gas, to help cut emissions, and to reduce my dependence on gas. I know there are jobs that your physical presence is required. But even then, there are options. Lots of them.

I don't get the large gas guzzling vehicles that most feel that they need to have. I know some folks have a valid need for them. But even then I would have to re evaluate what I really need and what I can do without.

I can go on on about this... gas, debt (I truly think folks need to live within their means instead of running up CC debt.)

I guess my thought is stop complaining about it and do something. I don't think the price of gas is going to get better.

Apologies to anyone I may have teed off, that is not the intent.
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Old 03-27-2008, 01:32 AM   #17
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I live on ssi which is not much as most all ready know and I drive small Nissan truck and for it's age get 25mpg. That being said I can barely afford to go get grocerys when needed. Some thing has got to give, when you can't afford to drive to the store for supplys
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Old 03-27-2008, 05:10 AM   #18
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Just wanted to clarify what I mean when I say entitlement. With the exception of the limited energy crisis of the 70s, Americans have not been asked to sacrifice anything at all since WWII. Prior to that, it was the Depression of the 30s. My point is entire generations have grown up not knowing what it means to save a little something for the next guy or for a rainy day. There are resources in the world that, as a nation, for the most part, we feel belong to us. Statistically, we are the biggest consumers of just about everything on the planet.
Like others have said, some people really do need to drive an SUV. Those people are in the minority, however. Most drive them because they want to.
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Old 03-27-2008, 05:32 AM   #19
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Just wanted to clarify what I mean when I say entitlement. With the exception of the limited energy crisis of the 70s, Americans have not been asked to sacrifice anything at all since WWII. Prior to that, it was the Depression of the 30s. My point is entire generations have grown up not knowing what it means to save a little something for the next guy or for a rainy day. There are resources in the world that, as a nation, for the most part, we feel belong to us. Statistically, we are the biggest consumers of just about everything on the planet.
Like others have said, some people really do need to drive an SUV. Those people are in the minority, however. Most drive them because they want to.
well said. the "me generation" has become "me world".
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Old 03-27-2008, 05:47 AM   #20
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There are some things that you can do. I am sorry that I do not yet have enough posts to allow me to post URL'S, but, go to www. gasbuddy. com and you can find the least expensive places in your area to buy fuel. Sign up on the site and participate. Reward those that charge us less.

Try to work at least some mass transit into your life, if it is available.

Most of all vote. Whoever is in must go out. They are not working. If the leaders really fealt accountable to the people, they would act.

Our continued apathy allows this to happen.

BTW, we are still paying less than the world price for gas.
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