Thursday, June 05, 2008

How Are You People Managing?

I fill my car, on average, once per month. I manage this through a combination of a comparatively very short commute (15-20 minutes) and cycling to work.

The last time that I filled up it cost me $10 less than it cost me today.

A $10 increase in one month.

I don't know how those of you who fill up weekly (if not more than that) are coping.

But really, if you are an American, who else do you have to blame?


Ben Simonton said...

We only have ourselves to blame because we have elected representatives to Congress who have for the past 30 plus years placed over 85% of our oil and natural gas resources off limits to development. While Congress tries to blame Bush and the oil companies, and want foreign suppliers to produce more, they prevent us from developing our own resources. Then they bitch about our dependence on foreign oil. We are now exporting over 700 billion dollars a year to buy oil and we are on the fast road to bankrupting ourselves.

Blame us for being so dumb and not demanding that Congress release all our resources for development.

Best regards, Ben
Author "Leading People to be Highly Motivated and Committed"

Dr. Wannabe said...

I guess it's my fault?

Honestly I don't really bitch about the cost of gas that much because I know how good we've had it for so long compared to most of the rest of the world.

Dragonfly said...

I'm not American.....but we still have fuel hikes. There was a spot on the radio here yesterday saying how over 50% of people had changed their driving practices as a result of fuel prices. I try to use it as little as possible, and save my (meager) funds for when driving is unavoidable for safety/convenience/practicality.

Cathy said...

We managed by trying to take public transportation. It was not a good experience. But, the price of gas is cutting into my grandkids time, as my son and DIL are spending more than $150.00 each week for gas and that is without coming all the way out here to visit us. I am having Tanner withdrawals.