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Originally posted by Mystery_Lady
These "new high standards" on emissions will push used cars off the road, since most older cars can not meet high emission standards. That will leave a whole section of poor out of a car, since the newer used cars are expensive themselves. You think car manufactuers are pushing for this with their money?
Higher gas prices means less mobility for Americans. I wonder if this is more of a plan to keep us immobilized instead of reducing emmissions.
If diesel goes up too high, the trucks will stop running, and the country will become immobilized, since no products will be shipped anywhere from groceries to office supplies. Right now what is happening is that the companies who reimburse their drivers for fuel are transfering some of their costs over to their customers, who in turn transfer the cost to the consumers. That is one reason why prices have risen so much since the gas climb started.
It can get to the point where the company can can not absorbe any more fuel costs, and their customers will refuse to take on any more costs because the consumers are not buying the item at such a high price. The company can try to pass on the fuel costs to the drivers, but many of them will quit driving instead. They have a dangerous job, are pushed to the limits and beyond by their companies, are forced to deal with bad HOS (hours of service) rules, and in many cases receive low pay for what they are doing. Either having to accept lower pay, or having to pay even a part of the fuel costs may be the last straw that breaks their backs so to speak.
Then you get to the lease drivers and owner operators who have to pay for thier fuel costs. Very high deisel costs will shut them down, because it will get to the point where it will not be worth it for them to keep driving.
I wouldn't be suprised to see regular gas prices climb higher than diesel. Of course regluar gas prices going too high could shut down the economy as well. It could get to the point where people will not be able to afford to go to work, and public transportation where it is available would raise their prices so much, that it would be expensive for people to buy their passes. Only a very few could walk or ride a bike to work.
As for starvation, you can look for more and more people in our country who can not buy enough to eat, and yet our grocery stores shelves are packed to the brim.
Originally posted by orangetom1999
I agree too.. The gold or bi metalic standard is the only check and balance to overspending and ruination of our moneys. To my knowlege when the money of a nation collapses...without exception ...the government always falls. Planned collapse of the money supply is what I see in the future. With another form of government waiting in the wings. A feudal dictatorial government. They just want to remove the cloak covering it now.
Control of a nations money supply has always been a tool for hidden control since ancient times.
Gold and silver moneys have always been a limit on this control. This means financial control of Government also means freedom and liberty for the people living under that government. Deficit spending puts power unlimited in the hands of the government or who ever is the real government. This is a concept not taught in public schools. Financal controls on government always means liberty for the public. It also means freedom and liberty for the various states in the union to mind their own buisness.
I could take this further but this is sufficient for now.
Good to see that others have a notion of this understanding also.