Maybe they're in a hurry to get to the gym where they can walk on a treadmill.Gas is cheap and I can prove it:
At the grocery store I see dudes idling their big trucks with the a/c on waiting for their wives to come out of the front door. Heaven forbid they must push those corn flakes across the lot.
I like that.From Riders Warehouse:
I got pretty upset a couple of nights ago when he was asked what he was planning on doing to control these prices. He started talking about how we really just need to stop depending on oil and blah blah blah. First of all, no one wants to hear that crap. He was stating the obvious. But unfortunately, the obvious is close to impossible.bottom line to this fuel thing is there is no way around it, the food we eat, the clothes we wear, all the electronic gismos we buy,the "green" car you all talk about buying is brought to you by one thing..... a BIG A$$ truck. that will always require fuel. there will never be a electric powered semi, there will never be anything that can deliever the items we need/want for everyday life in the quanties that we demand it in with out having fuel. only other thing that can deliever the power that those trucks need is a reactor, and you/we all know that wont happen. so my thought process is to stop trying to find ways around not using it cause we as a country cant. instead we should invest in keeping it "in house"! which we have the resources for sure on the north american continent. the president hollers about "green" alternative energies blah blah blah. Ask him what his presidential limo gets mpg. or how much fuel is used to get the chopper fired up to take a 30 minute ride somewhere. this is a VERY irratible subject for me if you cant tell!
This is why government subsidies for this type of technology is important. It helps start-up and research companies develop the technology independent from the big energy conglomerates.They are not going to kill their company and their BILLIONS in the name of "green energy." Unless they can keep control of whatever fuel we use in the future.
Yes, government subsidies are such a great thing. Look at the housing market for a great example of the government getting involved in the private sector.This is why government subsidies for this type of technology is important. It helps start-up and research companies develop the technology independent from the big energy conglomerates.
Once a viable alternative is found they start imposing a large tax on gas, and use it to subsidize the new technology. As prices rise on the old technology, more people start using the new over the old, the subsidy goes down as it's not needed as much, and eventually the old technology is taken out of production, or is limited to special uses. See leaded gas in Europe. I think it's important to note the US has a tendency to do the opposite. They like to tax new technology here, thus further delaying it's adoption.
then the semi's that have to have the "old" tech stuff have to pay more tax on diesel fuel, which in turn makes the cost of daily living go up, because it cost the hauling companies more so they charge more for the delivery of items. which in turns cost us more money, so the new tech saves money at the pump and then cost more EVERYWHERE else......This is why government subsidies for this type of technology is important. It helps start-up and research companies develop the technology independent from the big energy conglomerates.
Once a viable alternative is found they start imposing a large tax on gas, and use it to subsidize the new technology.