I just saw a brief news report which stated that John Daly, White House Chief of Staff, announced when it comes to controlling gasoline prices all options are on the table, including tapping into the United States’ strategic oil reserves. IS HE NUCKING FUTS?
We’re not at war and the current unrest in the Middle East can get a lot worse before it gets better. I sincerely hope that included in his “options” is asking the American people to start making some sacrifices by rethinking and making changes in their driving habits. For example, if everyone in the US drove 2 miles less per week, we would be saving 494,000,000 miles a week. That would save about 96,000,000 gallons of gasoline /month, based on the national avg MPG which rounds up to 20 miles per gallon.
At $3.30 a gallon, again a national avg, that would save over $3,000,000,000 (billion) dollars a month. So where is the call to action? Why don’t our leaders ask us to make such small sacrifices? It’s because US politics has become a popularity contest and most Americans are so short sighted, they can’t see past their own genitalia.
Most everyone agrees, “We need change”. Just don’t do anything that changes me, affects what I’ve got, or what I think I’m “entitled” to. No one is entitled to anything! WAKE UP people! We have the right to pursue life, liberty and happiness; we don’t have any right to demand those things just because we live here.
If our leaders are afraid to do it, then we must get started by ourselves. Look around and see where you can make small sacrifices. Our ship is changing course. It’s time to get on board.