Madison wrote:CubsFan7724 wrote:Here's a hint: if you are going to be worried about gas prices, DONT BUY A FREAKING SUV.
It's not the SUV owners that are complaining. It's the normal people. Think of it this way, most economy cars have around a 13 gallon tank, so when they fill up, it takes 12 gallons.
Ok, 12 gallons X $2.75 per gallon (average of the prices I've seen) equals $33 to fill up. Now note that someone working for minimum wage would have to work 7 hours to clear enough to fill up their car. 7 hours is about 17% of their weekly pay.
That's a good chunk just to get a tank of gas every week. Those are the people who should be complaining, and I'd venture to say that quite a few complaints are from our younger members who don't pull down huge salaries and/or drive SUV's.
Mad.......What minimum wage earner takes home $5/hour?? I agree with pretty much everything you wrote, though.
As for Art saying why don't I get a bike, my job won't allow it. I do direct sales for Comcast and I can't work on a bike. I also don't want to be sweaty so I need to run my A/C quite often. Just a price to pay. I'm not complaining about that, though. I chose that line of work.
I skimmed over this thread quickly but, without getting political, I am surprised that more mention wasn't made to the fact that we have our own stuff but we don't use it.