- Politics and Social Issues
How Our Dependency On Gasoline Affects Everything
Every since I can remember, gasoline prices have been just as volatile, in some cases, as the US stock market. I see the political games that our politicians use in their speeches, on how much they are going to command the gas or petroleum corporations to set gas prices, at a price that we all will enjoy paying, here in the United States. It's all, just a load of nonsense.
As a child growing up, I know that nobody is going to give you something for nothing, there is a price associated with anything that is bargained for in life. By a politician promising, that they are going to promise gasoline prices will not exceed a certain price, if I believe that, I think I will believe that the state of Nevada has an ocean, and it's for sale too.
At what cost to the people in the United States, will the price of gasoline be set at a price, that we all can afford? As it stands now, today's gas prices affects everything in our country. When I say everything, I mean everything, our economy, the way companies conduct business, the stock market, the price we pay for goods, etc.
We all scream about foreign dependency on foreign oil, yet we have petroleum companies here, who continue to price gouge, gaining billions of dollars in profits, by continually increasing the cost of gasoline, whereby giving us excuse after excuse, that the exploration of going to find oil, and refine it into gasoline, is the biggest reasons, why we're having these inflated gasoline prices.
Then, to top it all off, we have people, as well as companies or corporations, who manipulate the markets, which causes gasoline and oil prices to rise and fall based on their tactics of manipulating the oil and gasoline markets. As it stands nothing, and I mean, there is absolutely nothing legally that happens to these people who manipulates the markets, whereby leaving American citizens, to struggle with paying high gasoline prices, while they rack in millions, or Trump Lotto billions of dollars.
I'm at the point in my life, where I can park my cars and find other modes of transportation.Here are some things we can do to curb our dependency on gasoline, I believe that if WE stopped buying gasoline, or reduced our dependency on it, the prices will fall. As long as we believe we have to have it, all of the parties responsible for delivering it to us for usage, will continue to raise their prices.
Once the demand for gasoline falls, the price will fall. If we continue to consume gasoline at the rate we are consuming it, that will only give the parties at be, more reasons and the incentive to inflate their prices, and give us ridiculous reasons why they raised their gasoline prices.
Here are some suggestions WE all can do to not only keep more of our money in our pockets, but reduce the demand for gasoline in our country.
* Take other modes of travels, IE: Mass Transit, Motorcycles, hybrids
* Car Pool
* Take shortest routes to where you have to travel
* Limit your travel
* Verify that your gas cap on your auto is tight, gasoline will seep out if the cap is not tight
* Check your tires on your auto, verify they are at the correct tire pressure
* Verify that your automobile is properly tuned, and your engine is balanced
* Know how many miles per gallons(mpg) your auto gets in the city and on the highway
* If you can, limit your travel, and pay very close attention to areas in your locale that has or advertises the cheapest or lowest gasoline prices.
Last but not least, curb your dependence on gasoline or even boycott the gasoline establishments, eventually prices will fall, when the demand starts to fall for it as well.