So what the
is going ON??!! Gas prices in my little part of the world have jumped 18 cents per gallon in the past 24 hours---yes, you read that right: EIGHTEEN CENTS PER GALLON in the space of one day. :angryfire :angryfire :angryfire And that's not all: last Friday I paid $2.97 a gallon at Costco. Today it was $3.23 per gallon.......an increase of an incredible $0.26/gallon in only one week.
When, and where, are these price increases going to stop?! Or at least level off? My family's having a tough enough time filling up two cars every two weeks, and we're not poor; how on earth can people who make $8 or $10 an hour or those on fixed incomes possibly afford it?
Personally, I'm sick to death of the U.S. government's endless excuses for the continuation of this highway robbery; they should at least be honest enough to admit they consider oil-company profits to be far more important than developing new sources of fuel. (And they sure as heck don't care if the rest of us can afford to get to work.) But more than that, SOMEBODY has got to be held accountable for this outrageous explosion in gas prices, and as far as I'm concerned, there's plenty of blame to go around: from Dubya and his war, to the sheiks, to the oil companies, to the environmentalist lunatic fringe, all the way down to the American public itself and its insatiable appetite for ever-larger SUVs.
I don't know what the answer is. All I know is that gas prices are out of control, and I am hopping MAD!!!:angryfire
OK, rant over. Thank you, I feel better now.