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BIG BLUE
October 6th, 2008, 02:12 PM
But gas prices are still around 3.50 cents....but wasnt the smoke being blown up our arse something along the lines that the gas prices skyrocketing was caused by crude oil prices??? Then why havent the prices dropped...whats the new excuse. Wish they would just say "we are making billions off of you dumbasses" and be done with it!

Gizmatical Fuquad
October 6th, 2008, 02:19 PM
Wish they would just say "we are making billions off of you dumbasses" and be done with it!



x2 :thefinger

Dennis
October 6th, 2008, 02:21 PM
It's bound to come down... Here's a chart for the past 2 years.

BIG BLUE
October 6th, 2008, 02:26 PM
Just think ten years ago..OCT 5...gas was 1 dollar...march 22 1999 was low of 89.1 cents....four years ago...OCt 4...1.90......now around 3.48.

quick math equals this....
based on lets say 30 miles a day for one year...10950..car gets 25 miles to gallon...or 438 gallons used per year...

1999-438 dollars
2004-832.20 dollars
2008-1524 dollars

and people wonder why we are struggling????

So lets just say if everything remained constant..same job same pay..same everything...you just lost 1068 dollars a year...:thumbsup:

So if you make 50k a year and get the so called cost of living or 1500..dollars. you just paid for your gas. Too bad everything has skyrocketed...whats 50 bucks get you in groceries now????

Dr Smash
October 6th, 2008, 02:57 PM
Just think ten years ago..OCT 5...gas was 1 dollar...march 22 1999 was low of 89.1 cents....four years ago...OCt 4...1.90......now around 3.48.

quick math equals this....
based on lets say 30 miles a day for one year...10950..car gets 25 miles to gallon...or 438 gallons used per year...

1999-438 dollars
2004-832.20 dollars
2008-1524 dollars

and people wonder why we are struggling????

So lets just say if everything remained constant..same job same pay..same everything...you just lost 1068 dollars a year...:thumbsup:

So if you make 50k a year and get the so called cost of living or 1500..dollars. you just paid for your gas. Too bad everything has skyrocketed...whats 50 bucks get you in groceries now????10 loaves of bread

Jehu
October 6th, 2008, 03:00 PM
The Big Mac standard puts the price of gas about where it was in 1978.

WILLD420
October 6th, 2008, 03:40 PM
As long as your wages are higher than they were in 1978...

In 1978, my dad was making $600/month working on a farm. We had a free house, all the beef we could eat, all the fresh vegies we wanted as long as we canned them every year. Gas was .60-.70/gal. Adjusted for inflation, we make more money now, but our standard of living isn't really any better, and I personally think we work more hours for less.

All in all though, we have it so good here, there's no comparison. Even at $4.00/gallon for gas, I'm making out like a bandit compared to the rest of the world. Our trip to NZ last spring taught me a lot about the prosperity of America and why the rest of the world wants to either live here, or be like us.

It's easy to complain, but we are so fortunate that our lifestyles don't even compare to the rest of the world in how many luxuries we have and the freedoms we are given by the constitution.

WILLD420
October 6th, 2008, 03:43 PM
BTW, of course we are getting raped at the pump, but not as bad as much of the rest of the world.

pooz
October 6th, 2008, 05:52 PM
I just came back from washington diesel was the same as regular gas, $3.59 Oregon it matched mid grade, Susanville, Bordertown it was the same as premium Tahoe it is $0.60 more than premium. $4.49

89jeepcpl
October 6th, 2008, 06:37 PM
As long as your wages are higher than they were in 1978...

In 1978, my dad was making $600/month working on a farm. We had a free house, all the beef we could eat, all the fresh vegies we wanted as long as we canned them every year. Gas was .60-.70/gal. Adjusted for inflation, we make more money now, but our standard of living isn't really any better, and I personally think we work more hours for less.

All in all though, we have it so good here, there's no comparison. Even at $4.00/gallon for gas, I'm making out like a bandit compared to the rest of the world. Our trip to NZ last spring taught me a lot about the prosperity of America and why the rest of the world wants to either live here, or be like us.

It's easy to complain, but we are so fortunate that our lifestyles don't even compare to the rest of the world in how many luxuries we have and the freedoms we are given by the constitution.

I know in construction the prices are sub 1978 that sucks:squint: