Awww. Isn't that cute? Americans are increasingly angry and concerned. Apparently however, Americans are not interested in actually doing anything about anything. Instead, they're busy organizing another gas boycott day in the middle of the month, which will be followed by the 'fill up your empty tank day' immediately the next day, and snapping up the usual assortment of SUVs, trucks, full size cars, and gas guzzling vehicles.
With gasoline already nudging record levels, at an average $2.971 a gallon, nearly three out of four Americans expect to see fuel prices surge to $3.50 over the coming summer - and more than a quarter of the country believes gasoline could top out closer to $4.00, according to a new survey.
Americans are increasingly angry and concerned, according to the survey's sponsor, the Civil Society Institute, and want to see something done. The vast majority told researchers from Opinion Research Corp. that they want sharp increases in automotive fuel economy standards, as well as new windfall profit taxes on oil companies, with the proceeds used to develop alternative fuels and to reduce dependence on unstable
Much like the right to bear arms, the right to elect former cocaine users, and the right to invade any country they see fit, Americans have become accustomed to their right to cheap gas. The only problem is, that right is quickly going the way of the dodo. I can't wait to see the first news reports of idiot Escalade owners complaining about the high cost of filling up their vehicles. Meanwhile, in the rest of the world, 4 and 5 dollar per gallon gasoline is the norm. Go figure.
Welcome to the real world America.