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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-18-11 08:56 PM
Response to Reply #117
121. yes, that's a possibility too
I know a few folks like that.
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  -My neighbor told me yesterday it is getting too expensive for her to work. $40 each day for gas. Horse with no Name  Apr-18-11 09:08 AM   #0 
  - So why isn't her elected Republican Governor doing something?  Historic NY   Apr-18-11 09:11 AM   #1 
  - So...this is HER fault?  Horse with no Name   Apr-18-11 09:13 AM   #3 
     - Thats the way it works  madokie   Apr-18-11 09:20 AM   #15 
     - The was my point.........all while he is looking for handouts .  Historic NY   Apr-18-11 09:38 AM   #27 
     - Seriously not be argumentative  Horse with no Name   Apr-18-11 09:49 AM   #33 
        - You're right about that. Everyone is hurting.  pnwmom   Apr-18-11 03:06 PM   #97 
        - That was my experience regarding advertising one's progressive and Democratic ideas.  freshwest   Apr-19-11 01:49 AM   #140 
        - AMERICANS are vehicle dependent.  maxsolomon   Apr-19-11 04:07 PM   #177 
           - I know that. My area has so much public transportation many people don't bother with owning one.  freshwest   Apr-19-11 05:14 PM   #179 
        - New York CITY may have better mass transit  Autumn Colors   Apr-19-11 06:28 AM   #155 
     - My friends down there are simply enduring. In fact, they say that in their minds,  freshwest   Apr-19-11 01:46 AM   #139 
  - $40/day in an economy car?  dkf   Apr-18-11 09:11 AM   #2 
  - About 250 miles a day, round trip. n/t  Horse with no Name   Apr-18-11 09:14 AM   #5 
  - wow. that's some drive  Liberal_in_LA   Apr-18-11 02:52 PM   #93 
  - Been there, done that.  freshwest   Apr-19-11 01:50 AM   #141 
  - she said she drives two hours each way  Mason Dixon   Apr-19-11 08:40 AM   #163 
  - That would only be about 10 gallons of gas  madokie   Apr-18-11 09:17 AM   #9 
  - 10 x $4 = 40  Shagbark Hickory   Apr-18-11 11:57 AM   #70 
  - It says 'economical car' not economy car  Bluenorthwest   Apr-18-11 09:18 AM   #11 
  - +1. I was too late for the birfer thread, but very well done, BN!  blondeatlast   Apr-18-11 09:34 AM   #25 
  - Funny...if you google economical car they tend to give you a list of economy cars.  dkf   Apr-18-11 09:53 AM   #34 
     - quite a bit more economical than buying four $2000 economy cars...  LanternWaste   Apr-18-11 11:43 AM   #63 
     - Many states besides Hawaii have simple computerized print-outs.  pnwmom   Apr-18-11 01:22 PM   #86 
     - self edit  Quantess   Apr-18-11 11:39 PM   #135 
     - So you blame Hawaii??!??  JTFrog   Apr-19-11 06:36 AM   #156 
  - $4 a gal x 8 gal (240 mi. total per day, divided by 30 mpg.)  Davis_X_Machina   Apr-18-11 09:19 AM   #14 
  - If you live in rural America and don't farm , quite often the  Skidmore   Apr-18-11 09:23 AM   #17 
  - Exactly.  Horse with no Name   Apr-18-11 09:32 AM   #20 
  - I should have also mentioned that most small farmers have a second job  Skidmore   Apr-18-11 10:11 AM   #39 
     - Before we got out of the farming business  Horse with no Name   Apr-18-11 10:47 AM   #47 
  - I talk on the radio...  Davis_X_Machina   Apr-18-11 09:34 AM   #24 
  - I've always been puzzled by people who don't move in that situation.  Gormy Cuss   Apr-18-11 10:55 AM   #51 
     - It's his house. The back woods of New England..  Davis_X_Machina   Apr-18-11 11:16 AM   #55 
        - That's even more puzzling since it sounds like it's not his ancestral home.  Gormy Cuss   Apr-18-11 11:40 AM   #62 
           - Yeah, I drive from near Portland up to Long Lake, our commutes cross...  Davis_X_Machina   Apr-18-11 11:53 AM   #68 
  - Forgive my ignorance but then why live in a rural area then?  Shagbark Hickory   Apr-18-11 12:02 PM   #73 
  - Because it's expensive to live in the cities and suburbs.  readmoreoften   Apr-18-11 12:14 PM   #76 
     - Well you can't use the reason "because cities are too expensive" and complain about it being  Shagbark Hickory   Apr-18-11 03:34 PM   #99 
        - Yes you can. If you live in the country because you have been priced out  truedelphi   Apr-18-11 06:03 PM   #106 
           - And such urban areas don't have community support of affordable housing, either.  freshwest   Apr-19-11 01:51 AM   #142 
              - Sadly, that is very very true. n/t  truedelphi   Apr-19-11 03:38 PM   #171 
                 - Until the rural poor end up in the city, dispossessed of their land. That's the intent.  freshwest   Apr-19-11 03:50 PM   #173 
  - I can understand that if a person has a spouse with a local job  pnwmom   Apr-18-11 02:58 PM   #94 
  - And who buys your house  rpannier   Apr-19-11 01:11 AM   #136 
     - Cheap gas pushes up the prices of rural properties  customerserviceguy   Apr-19-11 06:23 AM   #154 
        - another option, at that price, stay over night close to your job  dixiegrrrrl   Apr-20-11 06:07 PM   #182 
  - Yes, this is partly why we end up sounding "elitist"  Quantess   Apr-18-11 10:59 PM   #133 
  - yep  datasuspect   Apr-19-11 04:08 AM   #150 
  - Amazing isn't it  madokie   Apr-18-11 09:13 AM   #4 
  - Yep. I think the time is nearing that we will see something happening  Horse with no Name   Apr-18-11 09:18 AM   #10 
     - Thats what worries me too  madokie   Apr-18-11 09:34 AM   #23 
     - You're going to see the REAL class war... between poor and middleclass.  bobbolink   Apr-18-11 02:22 PM   #92 
  - as long as we are slaves to the oil companies, then we are going to get soaked at the pump.  ejpoeta   Apr-18-11 09:15 AM   #6 
  - Oh we see it, but that brick wall doesn't have a lobbyist group. n/t  Horse with no Name   Apr-18-11 09:17 AM   #7 
  - Sorry but cheap gas is not the solution to 250-mile commutes.  AtheistCrusader   Apr-19-11 08:34 AM   #161 
  - Is there a reason she doesn't move to the other city?  pnwmom   Apr-18-11 09:17 AM   #8 
  - Did you read the OP?  madokie   Apr-18-11 09:18 AM   #12 
  - I did read it but apparently you didn't.  pnwmom   Apr-18-11 12:39 PM   #77 
     - It's expensive to move. It takes time to move.  haele   Apr-18-11 08:35 PM   #119 
  - She is a single woman who can afford her house where she is.  Horse with no Name   Apr-18-11 09:19 AM   #13 
  - When the gas price gets to the point where she is paying even more than presently,  Obamanaut   Apr-18-11 10:20 AM   #42 
  - Respectfully - Where in the hell does she move to? Germany? And does anyone  jtuck004   Apr-19-11 04:22 AM   #152 
     - She moves to where her job is so she doesn't spend all that $ on gas. Is her  Obamanaut   Apr-19-11 01:00 PM   #170 
        - You didn't read the part about her home - and not being able to sell it.  jtuck004   Apr-19-11 03:41 PM   #172 
           - By not spending 200 dollars a week on gas, some of that money can go  Obamanaut   Apr-19-11 03:56 PM   #174 
              - The problem exists for millions of unemployed and under-employed of our  jtuck004   Apr-19-11 04:04 PM   #176 
              - Interestingly, I knew several people that would live where their job is (NYC area)  madinmaryland   Apr-20-11 06:15 PM   #184 
  - It might be better to live in the other town and visit her parents.  pnwmom   Apr-18-11 12:43 PM   #78 
  - This Is Not A Personal Problem, This Is A Societal Problem.  bobbolink   Apr-18-11 06:22 PM   #109 
     - Thank you, excellent response  libmom74   Apr-19-11 02:00 AM   #143 
     - So true  tavalon   Apr-19-11 03:58 AM   #149 
     - It IS a personal problem, and there have been many reasonable  Obamanaut   Apr-19-11 04:00 PM   #175 
  - Maybe she could try to find other people to share the expense.  undeterred   Apr-18-11 09:22 AM   #16 
  - You said don't say it, but...  Jazz Ambassador   Apr-18-11 09:25 AM   #18 
  - Ahhh nice of you to join the conversation  Horse with no Name   Apr-18-11 09:30 AM   #19 
  - This suggestion always rankles me.  Pacifist Patriot   Apr-18-11 09:33 AM   #21 
  - I know the feeling.  Horse with no Name   Apr-18-11 09:40 AM   #28 
  - I agree- I live "Rural", and the DISD is goiing to suffer way worse than we are  w8liftinglady   Apr-18-11 10:26 AM   # 
     - Yep. Luckily for us, in the entire second grade in our school  Horse with no Name   Apr-18-11 10:44 AM   #46 
  - +1000  guitar man   Apr-18-11 09:57 AM   #36 
     - So that's a valid choice for you. My problem with the OP  pnwmom   Apr-18-11 03:05 PM   #95 
  - Look, I'm sympathetic.  Jazz Ambassador   Apr-18-11 09:44 AM   #31 
  - I agree with you, she needs to move  sammytko   Apr-18-11 10:08 AM   #38 
     - Yes, Judge.  bobbolink   Apr-18-11 06:22 PM   #110 
        - yes i judge thanks  sammytko   Apr-18-11 07:02 PM   #112 
           - Please tell us your problems, so we can fix you, also.  bobbolink   Apr-18-11 07:18 PM   #114 
              - i have no problems, but thanks anyway - u are such a love!  sammytko   Apr-18-11 10:40 PM   #131 
  - People need to remember ,Texas has almost NO public transportation  w8liftinglady   Apr-18-11 10:25 AM   #43 
  - The transportation system there really is awful.  pnwmom   Apr-18-11 12:49 PM   #80 
  - when i lived there they had some of the best roads i have ever driven  datasuspect   Apr-19-11 04:10 AM   #151 
  - Look, the economy sucks, and we know who to blame. But as a practical matter  pnwmom   Apr-18-11 12:47 PM   #79 
  - but the only practical solution is either move or find a job closer.  alarimer   Apr-18-11 12:58 PM   #83 
  - It does make sense though  Veruca Salt   Apr-18-11 04:12 PM   #102 
     - It would be less than 1200, since she probably doesn't work every day,  sammytko   Apr-18-11 07:04 PM   #113 
        - She's also losing 3 hours a day commuting.  AtheistCrusader   Apr-19-11 08:39 AM   #162 
  - Using Europe in this "argument" is apples & slingshots  SoCalDem   Apr-18-11 02:12 PM   #89 
  - One more thing.  JVS   Apr-19-11 02:21 AM   #145 
  - Let's say she moves (or wants to move)  rpannier   Apr-19-11 01:15 AM   #137 
  - 40.00 a day x 5 days a week =200.00 x 4 weeks = 800.00 a month.  dixiegrrrrl   Apr-20-11 06:12 PM   #183 
  - It's beyond sad to see our family, friends, and neighbors..  Search4Justice   Apr-18-11 09:33 AM   #22 
  - has she even considered finding riders to share the cost?  Donnachaidh   Apr-18-11 09:37 AM   #26 
  - She is the only person that I know from here that drives that far West to work  Horse with no Name   Apr-18-11 09:42 AM   #29 
     - she needs to research to see if others drive that way  Donnachaidh   Apr-18-11 10:02 AM   #37 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-18-11 06:24 PM   #111 
        - oh come on Bobbie -- talk about a kneejerk answer  Donnachaidh   Apr-18-11 08:55 PM   #120 
           - NOBODY here is called on to "find solutions" for complete strangers.  bobbolink   Apr-18-11 09:03 PM   #123 
        - Maybe she isn't good at problem-solving.  Quantess   Apr-18-11 08:18 PM   #117 
           - yes, that's a possibility too  Donnachaidh   Apr-18-11 08:56 PM   #121 
           - Amazing. Unsolicited advice to strangers. Such an enlightened "progressive" trait.  bobbolink   Apr-18-11 09:31 PM   #125 
              - Notice I'm not advocating unsolicited advice to strangers, because,  Quantess   Apr-18-11 10:18 PM   #129 
                 - It doesn't occur to you that maybe your "advice" is faulty, or that the person, who you don't know,  bobbolink   Apr-20-11 05:33 PM   #181 
  - She made a bad choice. That's one hell of a commute. Now get this...  Atman   Apr-18-11 09:42 AM   #30 
  - People were told they should leave the city and find homes in the suburb  LynneSin   Apr-18-11 09:47 AM   #32 
  - Clearly she lives too far away from her workplace.  tuckessee   Apr-18-11 09:57 AM   #35 
  - I'm wondering the same thing.  Quantess   Apr-18-11 08:14 PM   #116 
  - Yet, so many "progressives" want a huge raise in the federal gas tax.  bobbolink   Apr-18-11 10:14 AM   #40 
  - Those taxes are supposed to help people, not fund war  Mulhane   Apr-18-11 10:49 AM   #48 
  - Well, it sure didn't take long to get here, huh? Losing jobs, not being able to get food.... all  bobbolink   Apr-18-11 02:16 PM   #90 
  - But "deadly" doesn't bother you when its poor people who suffer and die.  bobbolink   Apr-18-11 02:18 PM   #91 
  - Are you sure it would have that effect? It might force speculation down, instead, due to lessened  w4rma   Apr-18-11 10:53 AM   #50 
     - I wish it really worked that way  Horse with no Name   Apr-18-11 11:06 AM   #53 
  - I'm not clear about why someone would live 125 miles from where they work.  kestrel91316   Apr-18-11 10:17 AM   #41 
  - Because as the jobs kept leaving  Horse with no Name   Apr-18-11 10:37 AM   #45 
  - But for $1200 a month she's paying in gas, she could rent a nice place  pnwmom   Apr-18-11 12:56 PM   #82 
  - Good post, Horse with no name. n/t  truedelphi   Apr-18-11 06:08 PM   #107 
  - Amen. Texas is massive.  Manifestor_of_Light   Apr-18-11 10:34 PM   #130 
  - I think you make a couple very misinformed ..  Search4Justice   Apr-18-11 10:50 AM   #49 
     - S/he's not assuming there is mass transit there in Texas.  pnwmom   Apr-18-11 01:13 PM   #84 
     - You are right.. this is just more of the "personal problem" rather than "SOCIETAL problem"  bobbolink   Apr-18-11 09:33 PM   #126 
  - There are only two ways to lower prices  badtoworse   Apr-18-11 10:26 AM   #44 
  - Can she rent a room in town for five nights and drive home on weekends?  PADemD   Apr-18-11 11:02 AM   #52 
  - I don't know  Horse with no Name   Apr-18-11 11:07 AM   #54 
     - It would be hard on a family, but she's single.  pnwmom   Apr-18-11 01:16 PM   #85 
  - It seems both of those women need to be educated as to  and-justice-for-all   Apr-18-11 11:16 AM   #56 
  - Can she telecommute instead?  kentauros   Apr-18-11 11:16 AM   #57 
  - She works at a production type job  Horse with no Name   Apr-18-11 11:25 AM   #59 
     - The last time gasoline went up this high,  kentauros   Apr-18-11 11:32 AM   #60 
        - There are a lot of service jobs that depend on the worker bees.  Horse with no Name   Apr-18-11 11:36 AM   #61 
           - That's true.  kentauros   Apr-18-11 11:43 AM   #64 
  - She should buy a Prius  taught_me_patience   Apr-18-11 11:25 AM   #58 
  - There is a lack of understanding  Horse with no Name   Apr-18-11 11:55 AM   #69 
  - Buy American - get a Chevy Volt  Obamanaut   Apr-19-11 01:19 AM   #138 
  - old hippie  mountainlion55   Apr-19-11 07:41 AM   #159 
  - My penny thought and you can keep the change...  whistler162   Apr-19-11 04:49 PM   #178 
  - How nice that you are offering that to her.  bobbolink   Apr-18-11 09:36 PM   #127 
     - She's already spending $800/mo (at least) on gas  taught_me_patience   Apr-18-11 11:30 PM   #134 
  - I can relate.....  Wounded Bear   Apr-18-11 11:44 AM   #65 
  - Texas oil clan at it again....  Zax2me   Apr-18-11 11:45 AM   #66 
  - "Little Bush" was the symptom, not the disease. nt  Wounded Bear   Apr-18-11 11:46 AM   #67 
  - A few practical things that could actually help her  jeff47   Apr-18-11 11:59 AM   #71 
  - Thanks. I'll pass these on to her.  Horse with no Name   Apr-18-11 12:09 PM   #74 
  - So she doesn't get paid more than about $40 per day, you're saying?  Shagbark Hickory   Apr-18-11 12:00 PM   #72 
  - I don't know what she makes.  Horse with no Name   Apr-18-11 12:11 PM   #75 
     - Then it sounds like she's bad at numbers. Most republicans are. nt  Shagbark Hickory   Apr-18-11 03:36 PM   #100 
  - Wow! That's a lot of gas.  leftyladyfrommo   Apr-18-11 12:50 PM   #81 
  - Perhaps she could rent a room in someone's home for the weekday nights  eleny   Apr-18-11 02:06 PM   #87 
  - She could rent an apartment for much less than the $1200 per month  pnwmom   Apr-18-11 03:09 PM   #98 
     - It appears that she needs to be near her parents  eleny   Apr-18-11 04:21 PM   #104 
  - A 2 hour commute each way every day is insane.  Electric Monk   Apr-18-11 02:12 PM   #88 
  - American society is designed around the automobile.  Gregorian   Apr-18-11 04:04 PM   #101 
     - No flames here. It's the truth!  Quantess   Apr-18-11 08:25 PM   #118 
  - kr  Hannah Bell   Apr-18-11 03:06 PM   #96 
  - Car-pooling  Vanje   Apr-18-11 04:15 PM   #103 
  - I feel for her...  Capitalocracy   Apr-18-11 04:24 PM   #105 
  - How horrible for her  etherealtruth   Apr-18-11 06:18 PM   #108 
  - Tell your neighbor she has plenty of company.  Brigid   Apr-18-11 07:20 PM   #115 
  - WTF IS WRONG with some of you in this thread??  lildreamer316   Apr-18-11 09:01 PM   #122 
  - Thank you. I am appalled at some of the responses here.  Horse with no Name   Apr-18-11 10:00 PM   #128 
  - +1  readmoreoften   Apr-19-11 02:06 AM   #144 
  - She consumes too much gas.  FooshIt   Apr-18-11 09:29 PM   #124 
  - I pity anyone who has to spend that much time in a car.  roody   Apr-18-11 10:47 PM   #132 
  - Take time to explain to her that this is the result of 30+ years  Sherman A1   Apr-19-11 02:46 AM   #146 
  - WHERE MY JOBS AT MR BONER???????????????  upi402   Apr-19-11 02:58 AM   #147 
  - KNR! n/t  indimuse   Apr-19-11 03:08 AM   #148 
  - Your last sentence, says it all!  bobburgster   Apr-19-11 06:10 AM   #153 
  - dying town, being priced into oblivion. sounds like she has no choice but to move.  NuttyFluffers   Apr-19-11 06:52 AM   #157 
  - thank you! These towns have been on life support for years  sammytko   Apr-19-11 09:41 AM   #168 
  - I'd like to offer one solution. >>  BlueJazz   Apr-19-11 06:55 AM   #158 
  - This is one more reason why we need a National high speed rail system with light  Lorien   Apr-19-11 08:23 AM   #160 
  - Monorail! Monorail!  Mason Dixon   Apr-19-11 08:47 AM   #164 
  - This won't help - she'll always find some reason to complain.  cbdo2007   Apr-19-11 12:12 PM   #169 
     - That doesn't seem fair. You assume a bit too much for me. nt  yeswecanandwedid   Apr-20-11 10:35 AM   #180 
  - Up hill Right? Both Ways  Mason Dixon   Apr-19-11 08:59 AM   #165 
  - A belated BIG THANK YOU, HWNN...  MrMickeysMom   Apr-19-11 09:05 AM   #166 
  - They ALL taking the money and running. Jobs aren't the only thing exiting this country. nt  valerief   Apr-19-11 09:14 AM   #167 

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