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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:28 AM
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8. We have socially, economically and environmentally painted ourselves into a corner.
Edited on Wed Jun-30-10 09:29 AM by Javaman
While I urge people to do the best they can to try alternative means of transportation, I also realize, due to how our nation, over the past 60 years, has been built up, it's virtually impossible for whole sections of the population to use anything other than a car.

What happens to the people who live out in the farthest reaches of suburbia with no public transportation when the price of gas goes back up?

How will city and state budgets conform to fix the massive loop holes in our public transportation, when those same budgets are straining to pay for ordinary services?

Inner city condo's, homes and apartments are now at a premium. How does a person living on a fixed budget afford to move closer to their work to take advantage of public transportation?

These are the hard questions our government will pressed to answer in a few short years.

The peak energy community is very small, most people in the US doesn't even know what the term means or they are willfully ignorant of it (repukes). So as a result, the people most in need of a solution, don't even know which questions to ask and why they are asking them.

As long as the city and state budgets are met, the politicians can go on record as saying, "during these trying times, with a few sacrifices, we were able to balance the budget". That's all well and good, but once again, those without get tossed aside.

Interesting times, very interesting times.

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