Even with $4-plus gasoline, most drivers don’t care. They still roar away from stoplights then slam on the brakes at the next red light and use enough fuel for a couple more miles of normal driving. They are driving 75 to 80 mph and losing five to six miles per gallon compared to driving 55 to 60 mph.
All most people understand is how to turn their car on and off and nothing else.
It is tough on people who cannot afford it. There are two worlds: the people with money to burn and the have-nots.
Restaurants along Veterans Parkway are full every day. Some people have a lot of money to spend on fuel and food.
The high fuel prices will drive up the cost of everything you see, eat or use because this country moves by trucks. When their fuel costs them a dollar a mile, they have to pass the costs on. Anyone on a fixed income will have to cut back on food, fuel, utilities and most everything else.
If President Obama wants to be re-elected, he should stop these oil speculators by putting a freeze on the price of oil at $55 to $60 a barrel and gas at $2 a gallon.
Stop all these oil futures. Put this country back on track or it is going to go from bad to destruction.
The United States already owes China trillions of dollars and, if changes are not made, China will own this country.
Gus Miller, Heyworth