To buy gas, I will give up __________?
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|Fri, 05-07-2004 - 7:22am|
"The United States is calling on the OPEC cartel to calm prices by increasing output, as the Bush administration fears the fallout of higher energy costs in an election year."
Good, he should fear this. I do not care who the President is right now, I just would like lower gas prices. This effects everything not just gas consumers. It is a well-known fact that when gas prices go up so does everything else, because shippers have to pass along those costs they incur to someone.
"Leamer noted that a sharp rise in oil prices in 1998 and 1999 didn't derail the economy. In addition, one element of the economy -- namely, the oil industry -- gains when prices rise. San Ramon's ChevronTexaco, for example, last week reported record quarterly profit of $2.56 billion. <---(where do I get a job??? wink)
"This is a transfer from the pockets of some Americans into the pockets of others, like the oil companies and the people who work for them," Leamer said
I was listening to Rush last week (yeah a democrat that listens to him, he makes me laugh so much), and he was talking about this. I guess it was a priest or minister that called in and said that perhaps becuase of the higher gas prices that people are giving less to the church. It started me thinking on what I have given up so I could either buy the gas needed or what I didnt do in order to save the gas I have.
The one thing I have given up is going to Chicago on a weekend basis. When it costs more to fill up my gas tank, than it does to pay for a spot in a parking garage($18 at Navy Pier, and it costs over $20 to fill the car) it just isnt worth it. I use about 1/4 a tank there and back which is about $5. So it costs me about $23 to purchase a $5 lemon shakeup, not to mention my family's desires to go to the Imax theatre and ride the really big and slow ferris wheel.
What about you? And what are gas prices in other countries?