Will You Pay $7.00 per Gallon for Gas???

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Will You Pay $7.00 per Gallon for Gas ?!?!?!?!?

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  2. No....

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  1. righteousdude2

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    That is the question, and, it may well be a prediction, if the NYPO article, written today - 6/18/10 - becomes reality.

    SEE: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinio...on_gas_9GlF3o1xIcIBelOV3k0RsK?sms_ss=facebook

    I predicted this very thing in my post (How Do You Get America to Freely Hand Over Their Guns ?!?!?).

    SEE:http://www.baptistboard.com/showthread.php?t=66524

    Obama will be remembered as the presdient who never let a national crisis get away without exploiting it for his own good, per his very own Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel's now-famous words, "You never want a serious crisis to go to waste -- and what I mean by that is it's an opportunity to do things that you think you could not do before."

    Please be sure to respond with your Yes, or, No answer on the attached poll...

    Shalom,

    Pastor Paul :type:
     
  2. SolaSaint

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    Yes and No. I would most likely have to quit my job since I drive over 100 miles a day to get back and forth to work. I spend about $250-300 a month now on gas and this would almost triple my gas costs. But I as well as most all people depend upon the car/truck to live our lives. I will still have to go to the store and take care of my parents. Truly if gas does go to $7, then we are finished as the country we once were. What am I saying Obama has already taken care of that. The United Socialist States of America. USSA--yuk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:wavey:
     
  3. Melanie

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    Incidentally,how much do you currently pay?

    I paid NZ$1.76 per litre at the bowser today which is a lot for the average joe here....minimal wage is about NZ$15.00 per hour. Milk is NZ$1.25/litre and bread is about the same per loaf.

    I believe and maybe wrong that the Americans pay way under the global average, presumably your government subsidises you...

    SolaSaint, why do you travel 100 miles a day to work....is that at least an hour there and back....that is a looooooong way, I travel no more than 10 minutes if that.
     
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    A few years ago in the Czech Republic gas was equivalent to $12.00 a gallon. That was when it was $4.00 here.

    If gas hit $7.00 I would drive less and plan such things as grocery shopping more carefully. We would not be finished as a nation as Sola sates. But we would have to alter our cheap gas gluttonous ways.
     
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    Before you said that travel was necessary to cure prejudice. Now you call us gluttons. Which is it ?
     
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    The weak euro has lowered our costs to $6.00 a gallon at the moment. It has been much more.

    Not much would happen is the cost of petrol rose $7.00 a gallon in the States. People would adjust their habits somewhat, but it would not be the end of the United States of America.

    She has survived much worse than expensive petrol.
     
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    I paid $2.449 a gallon the other day as the price has dropped about a dime in the past month.

    Minimum wage here is $7.35 (I think). Milk costs anywhere from $4-$5 a gallon, and good bread costs $1.50-$3 a loaf.

    Our government subsidize gas? That's a laugh. They tax the crap out of it, both federal and state... 18.4 cents/gallon federal and 21.4 cents/gallon for my state (and an optional one cent local tax per gallon). Diesel is 24.4 federal and 18.4 local, but very, very few drive diesel cars here; transfer trucks (lorries) are the main users.
     
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    If gas got that expensive, we'd be finding VERY creative ways to use as little as possible.

    Good thing is, maybe traffic wouldn't be so bad. Maybe more people would carpool, especially if driving their kids to school. More might take public transportation.
     
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    Both are true.


    For those who say they would not pay $7.00 a gallon. What would you do? One is about travel and meeting people. The other is our addiction to the auto and gasoline. Hardly the same subject.

    I'd walk more. I'd plan my trips to stores more carefully. I might even change to a church closer to home. Currently I drive about 7 miles to church.

     
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    In my area of Ontario, we currently pay a variable of 94 cents and 99 cents a litre. This will rise by 30 cents on July ist when a new tax structure is introduced.

    When we talk about petrol prices, and what it was years back, we must also remember that wages have risen considerably in those years, so as a per centage the petrol is not much different in price.

    We will adjust.

    Cheers,

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    Ummm, you cannot meet people without travel. It was just another judgemental call by you. Hardly a new thing.
     
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    If petrol goes to $7.00 a gallon you all will pay it. No doubt.

    What else are you going to do?

    Can you honestly imagine the majority of Americans walking or cycling?
     
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    Not hard at all. Several in our church with advanced years ride 20-30 miles a day.
     
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    I'd be more concerned about the price of home heating oil. The heating season typically runs from October to April. We have done everything conceivable to reduce our home energy consumption: Efficient windows and doors, insulation, well maintained furnace and an electronic thermostat that never goes above 64 degrees. In spite of all the steps we still manage to use 550 to 600 gallons of fuel oil every year. Local regulations limit alternative fuel sources. We do not have municipal gas. We have limitations on wood and pellet stoves that make it almost impossible to use one within the village limits.

    I can limit and modify my driving habits but have exhausted my choices for home heat. The prospects of spending $4200 for heat out of an already stretched family budget is a concern.
     
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    We'll pay it, yes, but only if we have to. What else can we do? Well, here's some ideas:
    I can see lots of parents suddenly making their teenagers and younger kids ride the bus to school
    People working 10 hours a day for a 4-day workweek instead of 8 hours a day for a 5 day workweek
    Carpools
    Use of man-powered lawn mowers instead of gas powered mowers
    Consolidating errands to save gas, and carpooling with friends for grocery trips, etc.
    More use of motorcycles and less use of SUV's
    Growing gardens to save trips to the grocery

    Americans are imaginative people. America survived the Great Depression and WWI and WWII, and we can do it again if necessary. We still have creativity, we just haven't had to use it or much self discipline for a long time. Life isn't going to stop here just because of a little hardship.
     
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    There is travel that is necessary and there is travel that is not necessary. Going skying just for fun is not necessary. Going to the doctor's office or the grocery store is necessary, but not every day. Driving to the grocery story when we have a full list, not for a single item.

    Traveling to follow God's call is necessary.
     
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    I guess I'll pay whatever it costs. But the good news is that there are ways to mitigate my consumption, if not the actual cost.
     
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    Sometimes cutting a grocery bill in half will do it.
     
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    Every one of those is a good idea anyway.
     
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    Yes, I'll pay it. What other choice have I?

    Though as others have mentioned, it will make me look at trips and ask, "Is it necessary? Can I combine errands?"

    I have a very miserly car (30+ MPG--close to 40 highway). I drive carefully. I combine trips already. But there's always room for improvement.

    Here's the issues I do (or will) have:
    • If this price is artifically created to push some sort of agenda, then whoever does that should be taken outside and beaten with a large stick. Real crises happen. People who invent crises to push an agenda are evil, criminal, disgusting people.
    • Statements of superiority from other cultures are uncalled for. Of course, high-dollar gas makes us more frugal and conscientious with regards to our fuel use. But to make the argument that "All Americans are wasteful and gluttonous" is over-the-top, IMO.
    • It isn't primarily the cost of $7 gas that would wreck the US...yes, the cost would be rough, but it's the sudden jump that would be so problematic. Just like if Germany doubled their costs in a short time.
    Of course, we would be hurt economically by the sheer cost. But the rapid jump would simply decimate all businesses with cash-flow issues, as well as any business with a small margin, or those already on the brink.

    Since our government is more and more stacked with folks with little or no "real world experience," they don't have a clue as to the disaster that could happen with gas at $7 or more per gallon.
     

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