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Friday, June 12, 2009

Batteries, Aziz!

Um, Mr. Prez,
I hate to be flippant, but have you noticed gas prices lately? They are quietly creeping back up to the levels they hit last summer--the media isn't really talking about it for some reason, and anytime a pundit or talking-head is asked about it, they scoff at the idea of gas hitting four dollars again. The fact of the matter is, gasoline prices have more than doubled in the last six months. Where is the limit?
Can you get on that?

2 comments:

John T. Meche III said...

This is the Presidential quote floating out there:

CNBC’s John Harwood: So could the (high) oil prices help us?

Barack Obama: I think that I would have preferred a gradual adjustment. The fact that this is such a shock to American pocketbooks is not a good thing. But if we take some steps right now to help people make the adjustment, first of all by putting more money in their pockets, but also by encouraging the market to adapt to these new circumstances more rapidly, particularly U.S. automakers

Nicholas said...

Well that's fine and good and all, if he wants to trade out my car for a hybrid, otherwise I think this is a little insane. As much as I would like to be driving in a hybrid, I can't afford one right now, but if gas goes up to $10 a gallon, I can't afford that either, so what am I supposed to do? And what about food and goods transportation? I don't think technology has produced a hybrid 18-wheeler yet!