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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-22-11 05:45 PM
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20. There's one good thing to come from high gas prices.
Edited on Fri Apr-22-11 05:49 PM by Initech
That is that we're seeing the re-emergence of electric vehicles.

Chevrolet, Nissan, BMW, and Ford are all planning to have them in the next year or two. Mitsubishi has 5 in the works. VW has a 313 mpg diesel-electric hybrid in the works.
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  -The poor and the price of gas... Javaman  Apr-22-11 12:03 PM   #0 
  - Solar and wind energy plus electric cars.  dkf   Apr-22-11 12:08 PM   #1 
  - Unfortunately all three of those are way out of the reach of poor Americans.  Marrah_G   Apr-22-11 12:20 PM   #4 
     - Beats me why we couldn't subsidize solar like we did new home buyers.  dkf   Apr-22-11 02:27 PM   #16 
        - The lobbyists and campaign contributors will never allow solar to get a foothold  Missy Vixen   Apr-24-11 02:45 PM   #43 
  - $5 a gallon gas  shanti   Apr-22-11 12:12 PM   #2 
  - In the UK it is now $2.20 a litre.  TheBigotBasher   Apr-24-11 08:04 PM   #53 
  - Its so tough when gas prices go up  Marrah_G   Apr-22-11 12:19 PM   #3 
  - Public transportation,  madamesilverspurs   Apr-22-11 12:21 PM   #5 
  - Public transport is $6 for day pass in los angeles, more than gas  Liberal_in_LA   Apr-24-11 08:03 PM   #52 
  - I still think it starts with a voluntary removal of that labor  MedleyMisty   Apr-22-11 12:22 PM   #6 
  - +1 A Day Without A Serf  leftstreet   Apr-22-11 12:46 PM   #11 
  - I live in rural Iowa and part of the plan under Gov. Culver was to  Skidmore   Apr-22-11 12:23 PM   #7 
  - ...but Carter was a bad president. pffft  L0oniX   Apr-22-11 12:36 PM   #8 
  - Another hit to the poor is increased cost of public transportation.  dixiegrrrrl   Apr-22-11 12:37 PM   #9 
  - On Long Island, public transportation is being cut for budgetary reasons  KittyWampus   Apr-22-11 01:28 PM   #15 
  - We're burning way too much energy trying to maintain this failed experiment.  Thunderstruck   Apr-22-11 12:41 PM   #10 
  - Which one, Democracy or Capitalism? Because both are all broke to hell.  bluesbassman   Apr-22-11 03:08 PM   #17 
  - Wall Street speculators are the ones purposely increasing the price of oil/gas to create recession.  Fire Walk With Me   Apr-22-11 12:52 PM   #12 
  - Please explain how they do that. Thanks.  Thunderstruck   Apr-22-11 01:10 PM   #13 
  - Please use the google button on your computer.  Fire Walk With Me   Apr-22-11 01:21 PM   #14 
  - Also check out the book or film "Enron: Smartest guys in the room". Exactly that...  Fire Walk With Me   Apr-23-11 02:45 PM   #37 
  - Those bastards!  Terry in Austin   Apr-24-11 03:08 PM   #48 
  - Thank you! This subject just doesn't seem to register all that much with middleclass people.  bobbolink   Apr-22-11 03:26 PM   #18 
  - Increased cost of gas means increased cost of FOOD, HEAT and everything else  bobbolink   Apr-22-11 04:12 PM   #19 
  - So true! It's systemic.  GreenPartyVoter   Apr-22-11 06:22 PM   #24 
  - There's one good thing to come from high gas prices.  Initech   Apr-22-11 05:45 PM   #20 
  - Absolutely. It matters not what happens to poor people, as long as business prospers.  bobbolink   Apr-22-11 05:57 PM   #21 
  - I'm not gonna disagree there.  Initech   Apr-22-11 06:53 PM   #25 
     - "The poor and the price of gas.." Is the subject of the OP. Electric vehicles have NOTHING to do.  bobbolink   Apr-22-11 07:34 PM   #26 
        - I agree with that.  Initech   Apr-22-11 07:42 PM   #27 
        - If more people buy electric vehicles  taught_me_patience   Apr-23-11 02:58 PM   #38 
           - I would love nothing better  greenbird   Apr-23-11 03:21 PM   #40 
           - You're seeing that dividing line, too, eh? The word "poor" just doesn't register with  bobbolink   Apr-24-11 02:54 PM   #46 
           - Was there something about the word "POOR" in the OP that you didn't understand?  bobbolink   Apr-24-11 02:35 PM   #42 
              - Where in my post did I say poor should buy electric vehicles?  taught_me_patience   Apr-24-11 05:05 PM   #49 
                 - When everything is taken over by the muddleclass, it would really be nice in the FEW posts there are  bobbolink   Apr-24-11 07:52 PM   #50 
  - Fantastic, will you buy us one of those?  Dappleganger   Apr-23-11 03:00 PM   #39 
  - Who's buying them?  Missy Vixen   Apr-24-11 02:47 PM   #44 
     - YEs, this is the REAL "class war".... the more affluent middleclass vs poor people.  bobbolink   Apr-24-11 02:52 PM   #45 
  - When capitalism gets this cold  upi402   Apr-22-11 06:00 PM   #22 
  - Okay, every solution has been shot down  gratuitous   Apr-22-11 06:17 PM   #23 
  - RATIONING.  bobbolink   Apr-22-11 08:47 PM   #28 
     - Ration what? There's plenty of gas to go 'round right now... it just costs too much.  demodonkey   Apr-22-11 08:58 PM   #30 
        - RATION it, so there can't be any excuses of "supply and demand" and  bobbolink   Apr-22-11 09:06 PM   #31 
  - we had better....  unkachuck   Apr-22-11 08:55 PM   #29 
  - y daughter just said it costs her and husband $550.00 per month for gas  Auntie Bush   Apr-22-11 10:08 PM   #32 
  - Obama appointed a Gas Price Commission to investigate (hahahahahahahahahahaha)  Imagevision   Apr-22-11 10:12 PM   #33 
  - K&R nt  maryf   Apr-23-11 09:25 AM   #34 
  - k&r  Starry Messenger   Apr-23-11 10:38 AM   #35 
  - Long commutes in old gas cars is unsustainable.  Martin Eden   Apr-23-11 10:43 AM   #36 
  - And here in CA, there's a vote on raising property taxes, too - many can't afford it + gas & food  REP   Apr-23-11 03:56 PM   #41 
  - So far, it is mostly about gas...  hayu_lol   Apr-24-11 02:58 PM   #47 
  - Gas cards should be provided to the poor  Terra Alta   Apr-24-11 07:55 PM   #51 
  - "more needs to be done to help the poorest in this country. " THANK YOU!  bobbolink   Apr-24-11 08:06 PM   #54 
  - Big Oil WANTS you to drive...  lib2DaBone   Apr-24-11 08:48 PM   #55 
  - Shorted sighted for profit greedy bastards will be their own undoing. Not much satisfaction in .  SammyWinstonJack   Apr-24-11 09:06 PM   #56 

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