posted on May, 13 2008 @ 07:51 PM
US Elections canceled due to Civil War? While I was not inclined to believe that there could be any legitimate reason to cancel this fall’s
elections the only remotely feasible reason would be in the case of Civil War. As gas prices reach $4/gal US, currently $3.95/gal average in the
Cincinnati, Ohio area, simple math says that a 16 gallon tank at $5/gal is $80.
This price is what Joe Average Six-Pack will soon be facing, not in gas hogging SUV’s and full-sized trucks and vans, but in average commuter
passenger cars and small pick-ups. Like Ford Rangers and Chevy S-10’s and the Honda Accord, Toyota Corolla , Nissan Altima, Ford Taurus, Chevy
Caviler type cars. With average usage of a tank per week and an average take home pay of $350/week this $80 would be 22% of weekly income to fuel
Today, President Bush said that he has no magic wand to fix high fuel prices but he has a big stick. That is nice to know. As President of the United
States he would be best advised to take that big stick and start using it to fix things before about 25-30 million American come to Washington DC
using our little switches to flog the electorate and end up breaking that big stick off in Bush’s poop chute when they shove it where it belongs.
Because the problem won’t be that we the average citizen will be paying between 1/5 to 1/4 of our income for fuel. The problem will be because we
have plenty of time on our hands as we will have zero income due to job losses.
I have stated before that $5/gal was the breaking point. I myself am above average in fuel usage due to a long commute. My cost would be between
$120-$160 per week for a $440 check or roughly 1/3 to fuel. And I drive a 4 cylinder Ford Ranger that is 17 years old, trying to live within my means
which is already at 1/5 to 1/4 of my pay. At the current rate of gas price increases $5 should happen in July or August. Plenty of time for an
organized rebellion or even a prolonged riotous revolt have Martial Law enacted and postpone the November Elections…some would say we are getting
As for me, part of me says to lead the troops while the other side says raise the bird and just go Grizzly Adams and let whatever happens happen on
its own. The downside of being 37, I suppose, young enough to be passionate but old enough to say heck with it. But even being single with no
children, the lack of ANY action by this do nothing government has painted me into a corner.