There is probably not a person that owns a vehicle that has not felt the pain at the pump. Has had second thoughts about a trip to the store, and decided that they really don’t need to go, because they didn’t want to burn up the gold in their tank. Personal home budgets are being revised to try to figure out where they are going to shift money to cover the rising fuel prices. Like most families, conserving gas with less trips, and eliminating the non-essentials in their budget, entertainment, movies, dinners out, trips to the hair and nail salons, anything they can absolutely live without.
I don’t think Obama understands this concept. Families are further conserving because of rising food and fuel prices, and are not spending on the non-essentials that are going to improve and grow our economy.
Our Presidents answer is to buy a more fuel efficient car. I don’t know too many families that are conserving to extremes to feed their families and keep gas in their cars are going to be running out to buy the latest hybrid.
When the President nominates people like Steven Chu as Energy Secretary. Mr. Chu in September 2008 when interviewed by the Wall Street Journal:
“Somehow we need to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe”.
And quoted in December 2008:
“Mr. Chu has called for gradually ramping up gasoline taxes over 15 years to coax consumers into buying more-efficient cars and living in neighborhoods closer to work”.
Isn’t this exactly what is happening? Gas prices are rising, and the President is encouraging Americans to buy more fuel efficient cars, and forming a committee to see if there is fraud in the rising gas prices. No where in there do I see relief for the American peoples pocketbooks….