posted on Jul, 12 2008 @ 11:42 PM
reply to post by speaknoevil07
I liked your post. Re the 4 wheeler, maybe the wii will come out with something off road so we can at least sit on our quads and pretend to
Oh, and the poop. When my husband cleans out the cat box, we keep thinking of how to turn it into some sort of fuel.
As for me, I refuse to pay those high prices and we have cut back on driving. We participate in motorsports and will either go out less or cut back
somewhere else to pay for the fuel. (Already families have told us they will not stop for fast food, so they can afford to participate.)
The rise in fuel is definitely affecting America's "way of life". The posts that mentioned the effect on small businesses and musicians. The long
commute to work, the maybe even longer commute in order to have affordable housing. The resort area where we're currently on vacation looks to be
down about 10-15% in tourists. For the July 4th holiday weekend, hotels normally full had vacancies. If the war in Iraq was to preserve our "way of
life", then the war has already been lost.
Originally posted by marg6043
Also some states schools are making the week shorter 4 days to save on the school buses fuel.
I am surprise that they are not trying to start making the parents pay for the school buses ride.
marg, schools have become a de facto babysitter. The 4 day school week will definitely impact families who must pay for child care, for children who
might have been the latch key kids but now have to have care all day for one day.
Also, my sister has had to pay for public school busing for years. It was all part of a way to pay less taxes and instead have "fees" and "user
fee". That's what people don't understand about the Republican mantra of "less taxes"; services still have to be funded, so instead of a "tax",
it's a "fee". We're paying less "taxes" and more "fees".