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Would this solve the economic crisis? Or help?

Posted on: October 10, 2008 9:08 am
 

On a normal week between my two personal vehicle I purchase about 35 gallons of gasoline every week. I would love to purchase less, but have quite a commute from my rural home. So at $3. 65 (average in Atl. as of 10/9/08) I will spend $125.75 a week on gas for both vehicles. Just over $500 a month for gas. Crazy! Why couldn't the government regulate the price of gas for a given amount of time, and subsidize that, instead of CEO's in the banking industry? We have seen how well that worked, AIG!

Anyway, if the price of gas could be subsidized to even take the price down to say $1.35 a gallon, then how much could we all save? I personally would save about $78 a week, or $312 a month. I am probably above average in my gas usage as compared to most people, but a saving of $312 a month would do me a world of good. I think this would also help many others too.

Forgive me iof this is wrong and maybe of some of you can correct me on this, but did the oil companies not make 600 billion in profits last quarter alone? How much would dropping the price of gas really hurt them?

I think this would allow for people to start driving on vacations again. Lower the cost of plane tickets. Maybe even allow for someone to somehing great like keep their electric or water turned on!

Thoughts?

Category: General
Tags: Economy, Gas
 
Comments

Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: October 16, 2008 3:52 pm
 

Would this solve the economic crisis? Or help?

You live in the freaking mountains dude , ride a freaking horse to work or something? Is the priceof feed expensive in Fargo ? You could save a lot of money if you bought a 3 legged mule and bought some nice saddlebags for him. I'll even spring for a nice sombrero for you. Only problem would be finding a spot for the golf clubs.




Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: October 11, 2008 10:05 pm
 

Would this solve the economic crisis? Or help?

I like the idea and in turn it would also drop the prices of food etc... but personally it wouldnt help me that much.  I live 8 miles from work and bought me an old Honda so I can get to work for 10 days on 1 tank. 



Since: Nov 15, 2006
Posted on: October 10, 2008 9:28 am
 

Would this solve the economic crisis? Or help?

No takers huh?



Since: Nov 15, 2006
Posted on: October 10, 2008 9:10 am
 

Would this solve the economic crisis? Or help?

We need help!



Since: Nov 15, 2006
Posted on: October 10, 2008 9:09 am
 

Would this solve the economic crisis? Or help?

Bump my gas plan!


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