Saturday, June 14, 2008

Is there an end in sight?

The grocery store, the baseball field, no matter where I go, it's at least a 25 mile trip one way. With gas at $4.00 a gallon and getting higher every day, our budget is all out of whack. It costs Hubs about $100 a week just to go to work. I know that we are not the only ones and that everyone is being hit hard by the gas prices but it doesn't make it any easier to accept.
I keep thinking of those that don't make as much money as we do. The ones that were barely getting by before the gas prices spiked so badly. What will happen to this country if the gas prices keep going up? People can't afford to go to work. How strange does that sound?
They are trying to come up with cars that run on less gas, like the Hybrid. The problem is, the people that really need those types of cars, can't afford to buy them. Hybrids aren't cheap. How are the lower class people that can barely afford the hoopty they are driving going to purchase a better car? It just makes me sad to think about it.

2 comments:

Packsaddle said...

The silver lining may be that higher gas prices will force families to stay home more often, hopefully resulting in quality time together.

Blessings.

Harmony said...

It is nuts. I'm glad I take care of the laundry, and hubby keeps gas in the car...