Lot of emails this week telling me how to save on gasoline, which is fine, but I really need some on how to save on MONEY. That would be appropriate right now. Even got a letter from the Government explaining the Economic Stimulus Package …. At my age, I don’t need letters from the U.S. Government and definitely nothing with the word “Stimulus” in it. It has been so long since I had a charge .. So long, I have forgotten where it is you hook up the Jumper Cables.
Now on this gasoline thing. It isn’t going to work, give up, surrender.
We were talking about it just the other day. Suppose everyone in the nation decides to go home and stay home. Let’s take it one step farther, suppose all the automakers build automobiles that fill up on the same side of the car. Automobiles that actually do provide the high mileage they always claim they will, but seldom do,
Let us suppose that Wendy’s, Burger King, McDonalds, everyone with a drive up window shuts them down and God forbid, you have to walk inside and order from a menu. Let’s say that no one takes unnecessary trips to the farm to visit with Grandma & Grandpa. No one drives to another city or the beach? That we stop busing kids across the cities of our great nation to enforce equality between the races. A practice that seems to not be working anyway.
Let us suppose, that we do all of these things … Starting tomorrow. We will save fuel, millions and millions of gallons of the stuff. So once again, it will be plentiful and the prices will come down … right?
The first thing will be our friends the politicians, they will come at us and they will say.
“People are no longer driving. They are walking inside to order their double mocha lattes, burgers and fries. We are not collecting the gas taxes because of more efficient automobiles and our tax revenues are down. Down … bad … Really bad. why, we don’t know, but it looks lie this might be the first year in a long time, we will not be able to vote ourselves a raise in pay! We are in big trouble, and now we cannot fix YOUR roads and bridges, so therefore, we are going to have to raise the price of motor fuel and increase the taxes on it, in order to do these things.”
Give up ….. Surrender. You cannot and will not win … Unless you purchase a horse, that might work. My choices being rather limited I am going to purchase a “I will do anything for Ten Gallons” bumper sticker and keep on driving my old paid for hoopie.
If they want me to join in and participate in this economic stimulus insanity, then they are going to have to build me something that gets big miles on a Dixie Cup full of fuel. (Man, a Dixie Cup, if that don’t date you, nothing will)
We are banking our $1,200.00 check, we might want to go to the lake later on this summer, and may need it for a tank of fuel or some lawnmower gas.