Gasoline prices thread! What do we do about it, if anything? Republicans want to ease environmental regulations, and Democrats want to give us a gas tax holiday. Even though the taxes pay for us to have the world's envy of infrastructure, and environmental regulations keep us breathing oxygen with our air.
High gas prices kick my butt, and they do some damage to the Island City economy because we are a driving destination.
But, this is what happens in a free market: high demand + low supply = rising prices. I'm for reasonable regulation and taxation and rule of law, less for big oil company subsidies and corporate welfare (especially when the oil companies are making billions upon billions upon billions in profit). Despite the high prices, we still pay for the gas.
I guess what I'm asking is: shouldn't we let the consumers decide how much gas they buy and at what price they pay? At what point do we accept that gas prices are up, and they are up to stay, and people can either pay or change their behavior?