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Chris Pruett

Will Americans continue to drive SUVs, big trucks?

Posted Thursday, April 24, 2008, at 3:34 PM
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  • Roger, I don't know where that disposable income is. Or maybe all of my income is disposable, I'm not sure. Maybe I'm not an average American, but am I above average or below? Now I'm really bothered about all of this not knowing where I fit in. Maybe I'm a square peg in a round hole or a round peg in an octagonal hole, maybe I don't fit in at all.

    "Natural gas is hemispheric. I like to call it hemispheric in nature because it is a product that we can find in our neighborhoods." George W. Bush - he doesn't fit in either

    -- Posted by simmons on Thu, Apr 24, 2008, at 4:07 PM
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    The problem isn't with the gas prices. There's a whole web of things that are connected together causing this. It's partly because of the housing market and frightened foreign investors, causing the dollar to weaken, which drives up prices of things we import (oil/gas), which then increases the price we pay to ship goods, which spawns this whole biofuel industry that's making gas from corn (which is a HORRIBLE biofuel crop, but the government has those lovely subsidy checks), which then increases feed grain prices that will eventually increase the price of dairy and cornfed meat, which reduces the amount of money people have to spend, which means they might not be able to make their bill payments on time, and that makes them a risky debtor and they might have to default on some of them, which causes the credit companies money, which scares away investors, which causes the dollar to weaken, which...etc...

    Okay...maybe I'm just a little paranoid :)

    -- Posted by per moenia urbis on Thu, Apr 24, 2008, at 10:53 PM
  • Sure glad to hear that...

    -- Posted by simmons on Fri, Apr 25, 2008, at 3:37 AM
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