More pain at the pump, $3.59 a gallon in Paoli, Oklahoma and the gasoline thing continues to plague the nation and my lifestyle, I don’t know where this is going either. What seems to be especially disturbing is the fact that EVERYTHING IN THIS COUNTRY is tied to oil one way or the other.
From plastics to medicine, delivery or service on goods, it all comes down to that gallon of whatever it is that runs the country. Much like an iceberg, we are only seeing one third of what is above the surface on this, and it is going to progressively get worse as time goes on.
Think about this.
A gallon of milk, $5, a gallon of automotive paint, $125.00+, a gallon of channel #5 about $1,500.00! Aftershave $75 or more, bottled water, about $15 a gallon … When you look at stuff by the gallon, gasoline is, I hate to say it, “cheap.”
What then? We complain, we moan, we groan, we look for someone to save us …. From ourselves mainly. We vote these people in, but we do not have the guts to remove them when they do a sorry job. For the most part, we are reluctant to hold their feet to the fire, we cannot find the courage to stand up and say get your sorry *** out. So we plead with them and hope for the best.
Voter: “Do what is right!”
Politician: “But you will kill me!”
Voter: “Maybe, but do it anyway! I hired you to go to Congress to make hard decisions to help our country. Take your term, do it, and then go home. Kill yourself!”
Politician: “But I have seniority and expertise and I am up to speed on the issues. Replace me and it will be six years before he (the replacement) knows what I know.”
Voter: “Well, maybe we don’t want him to know what you know. Maybe we want someone dumb enough to know what is impossible and brave enough to want to do what is right.”
Politician: “But I love this job.”
The rafters sag … and the house leaks.
America moves on.