Gasoline is $1.53 a liter in Ontario adjusted for US dollars and Joe Biden isn’t president either. Gasoline has historically cost more in Canada and the rest of the world. According to my brother gasoline is $8.88 a gallon in Zurich Switzerland. It’s long past time to find other modes of transportation. If you aren’t a farmer or a construction worker you don’t need a 1/2 or 3/4 ton pickup truck with all wheel drive. That’s ego and it will always cost more. My parents lived through WWII when gas was rationed. In 1974 after the Yom Kippur War gas prices doubled and tripled. I had to plan my leave and liberty around the calendar because in NYS you could only buy gas on even or odd days based on your license plate numbers. The national speed limit was set to 55 mph. In the past 40 plus years we’ve listened to politicians and others who convinced us we could drive like maniacs,own SUVs and Humvees that got atrocious mileage and live large otherwise. It just isn’t realistic. Electric cars and sustainable fuels are the future. Don’t let politicians and pundits bullshit you into believing it’s not possible. We won WWII. We put people on the moon because we believed we could. It’s time to reimagine our world and worldview.
Some news outlets are predicting that gasoline prices will increase this spring to near $4/gallon. Remember in the years before Bush/Cheney when we paid less than $2/gallon. The millionaires that we’ll be voting for next year don’t really care that gasoline costs have doubled. Fifty, sixty, seventy or even a hundred dollars to fill your tank doesn’t matter to folks who have money to burn. It matters to the poor and low income who have to make decisions about health care, food or fuel. Where I live gasoline is $3.29/gallon. Surrounding areas where more affluent people live the price is generally lower. I’ve noticed in the past several years that there seems to be a conscious effort to victimize the poor. It seems that merchants in Franklinville, New York, especially those that sell gasoline, are programmed to victimize the poor.
He who oppresses the poor reproaches his Maker, but he who is gracious to the needy honors Him.–Prov. 14:31