Don’t Bother Me, I’m Driving

DON’T BOTHER ME, I’M DRIVING….I think the following story is America in a microcosm:

The number of people who expect rising gas prices to cause financial problems in the months ahead has jumped from 51 percent a year ago to 70 percent now, according to AP polling.

….When asked what would be a fair price for gasoline, many of those surveyed said $2-a-gallon on average.

….Yet the price spikes have not influenced people’s views about fuel-efficient cars. A year ago, four in 10 said they were considering getting a car with better mileage ? the same number who say that now.

Or, as the Onion put it so eloquently six years ago, “98% Of U.S. Commuters Favor Public Transportation For Others.”

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