$4 Gasoline?.. The Only Reason It’s Not There Now Is Because It Would Have Depressed Xmas Shopping Numbers… But You’ll Pay Through The Nose Now…
Americans will start 2008 paying about 65 cents more than they did last year, according to the forecasts, and may well see self-serve regular going for $3.50-$3.75 a gallon by April.
In California — where the price this year has run as high as 50 cents a gallon more than the national average — $4 gasoline “will no longer be considered a rogue number,” said Tom Kloza, chief oil analyst for the Oil Price Information Service. “It will list for that much in a lot of places.”
Gasoline could cost an average of $3.75 a gallon nationwide in the next four months, pushing the price in California up and over the $4 mark, energy analysts predicted today.
They said several factors were pointing toward a nightmarish spring for motorists, including persistently strong crude oil prices and the fact that the traditional December drop in pump prices didn’t materialize.
Now… I know that all of the folks from countries other than the USA just laugh and say…“You bunch of wankers!!… We’ve been paying through the nose for years!!… What makes you so different?!?!”
In answer… I offer this:
How do you expect us to keep our position as the fattest folk on the planet if we have to spend our hard earned money on transportation to McDonald’s, Burger King, KFC, etc… We have tonnage to maintain… Hard earned tonnage at that… We spend more money on fast food than anyone else… That keeps a large part of the worldwide economy humming to grow, process, transport, cook, serve and clean up behind our fat arses… Not to mention the money we pump into the worldwide economy trying to keep our obese, cholesterol clogged selves functioning through to the next feeding trough.
So… See? .. Because America selflessly sacrifices it’s citizens health for you… The rest of the world… We need cheap gas… To keep the world’s economy healthy. That’s our story… And We’re sticking with it.