Sunday, July 6, 2008

At $100 for Tank of Gas, Some Choke on ‘Fill It’

So says the NY Times. But the article isn't about Joe average but about people who bought GMC Denali XL's, Hummer H1's, Suburbans, Escalades, Avalanches, and other tidy gas sippers. That's a little like developing an appetite for filet mignon and then complaining about the cost of meat.

I almost bought a 4-Runner last year but changed my mind since I saw nowhere but upward for the price of gasoline. Feel bad for these folks, but if one chooses a high consumption lifestyle, someone has gotta pay the bills.

Of course, the article quotes Rick Hines of Omaha, who has exchanged his penchant for off-road Hummering with recumbant cycling. One can have it all, I suppose, as long as all of it is in moderation.

1 comment:

Khal said...

"...Over the last 25 years, opportunities to head off the current crisis were ignored, missed or deliberately blocked, according to analysts, politicians and veterans of the oil and automobile industries. What’s more, for all the surprise at just how high oil prices have climbed, and fears for the future, this is one crisis we were warned about. Ever since the oil shortages of the 1970s, one report after another has cautioned against America’s oil addiction...."