posted on Apr, 18 2011 @ 10:06 AM
Originally posted by Authenticated
3. Americans need to be more responsible and trade in the gas guzzling cars and start taking the train.
If only it was that easy. The U.S. doesn't have a train system like Europe, which stops in every town. I lived in Germany for 9 years, and could take
the train anywhere, 10min away, 6 hours away, 10 hours away if I wanted. But in the U.S. trains only go from destination A to B and no in between.
LOL - this is funny that Europeans have this idea that we drive by the train and bus stations in our hummers on the way to work is laughable. Most US
states are larger than England - I live 35 miles (about 45 minutes given some roads are not even paved) away from the nearest town of any size and
that is 4k people as of last accounting. There are trains - they carry all the food to the city but not the farmers.
Now being a dairyman I limit myself to 1-2 trips to town a week and pack all my errands into one trip but still the F350 gets about 10 miles to the
gallon. I suppose I could get a compact car but then where would I put the fence, feed and other items I need. We have a older VW Bug its 10 years
old with like 65k miles on it - we use it when we go to Kansas City for pleasure but most times we take the truck as I combine getting farm things
with a pleasure trip.
For those who think move to the city - where do you think your groceries come from? This is why the cost of milk (my product) and all other products
is going up. I now have to pay more for feed and hay and vet bills everything and since my profit margin is like 10% any increase hurts.
I can't believe the President even said this the other day - trade in your gas guzzler or something like that.
I suppose that is aimed at us
little people because the armored limo he rides in gets 6 MPG and the suburbans his entourage ride in get 10 MPG. I don't even want to get started on
AF1 and the Marine 1 for trips to the cinema in NYC.
Hypocrites like him and Gore really chap my hide
edit on 18/4/2011 by Golf66 because: (no reason given)