Monday, June 9, 2008

Welcome to $4 per Gallon

Regular unleaded has now hit $4.00 per gallon. I'm spending $200 per week just to get to work. Thankfully Deb doesn't work - Her Durango eats gas worse than my truck. A friend & former co-worker (he's now in Laguna Beach California where the surf is much better) sent me this today. This is why we worked so well together - No BS - No Excuses - Just Solutions. I think this would work.

OPEC sells oil for $128.00 a barrel.

OPEC nations buy U.S. grain at $7.00 a bushel.

Solution: Sell grain for $128.00 a bushel.

Can't buy it? Tough! Eat your oil!

Then, oil will come down.

Oh & by the way - I only buy fuel from Hess, BP / Amoco or Sunoco. These companies don't import from the middle east or Venezuela.

Next stop - getting our stuff from somewhere other than China. I was so pissed today when I saw the back of my belt stamped "Hand Crafted In China". I didn't pay a 3rd world sweat shop price for it! No more Nautica clothes for me. How do they charge $60 for a belt that cost only $3 to produce & ship? 'Cause we pay it. Time to wake up.

At the rate things are going, I'll end up a naked hitch hiker.

Follow up - Now they're battling in DC about charging the oil companies a 'windfall profit tax'. Helloooooo...... Dontcha just think the tax will be passed along to us? THE COST OF DOING BUSINESS IS CHARGED TO THE CONSUMER!!! What a bunch of geniuses. How 'bout we build some new refineries, drill along the continental shelf (the Chinese are drilling off of Florida but we can't), in ANWR (people in Alaska want it) & in the Dakotas, etc. There's enough here that importing shouldn't be necessary.