gas prices

United States
September 30, 2006 10:58am CST
When will the government open there eyes and see that the USA needs to do something to regulate the price of gas. I see a lot of people losing there jobs because they can not afford putting gas in their cars and feeding there families.
4 responses
@sedel1027 (17854)
• United States
30 Sep 06
I don't think that will ever happen. The price of gas at the pump is based on the price of the barrel which is on the open world market. You cannot regulate such. It is not as big of a deal to us as both my fiance and myself work within minutes of our home and my sons school is only a few minutes away as well. Instead of focusing on controlling gas prices we should be focusing on increasing wages.
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• United States
17 Oct 06
How can you give anyone slack for lowering the gas prices when they keep raising and lowering them. People who don't have a lot of money are feeling the pinch. I have 3 people living in a 1 bedroom apt. and trying to find another apt. but the money spent on gas each week and other bills: it makes it hard to get any money gathered to move. So oldbuddy do you have a solution for this problem?
@claudia413 (4284)
• United States
16 Oct 06
I don't know what the answer is. Every time the price of something goes up, it never goes all the way back down when it does go down. Between the cost of gas for the car and our monthly electric bill, we're paying triple what we did a few years ago...and our income sure hasn't gone up to match that. We no longer go as often to visit relatives who live about 200 miles away or the grandkids in the next state. We make decent money, but we're trying to prepare for our retirement next year. One thing we know is we'll definitely move closer to the relatives so we can visit more often.
@SoCalVa (30)
• United States
30 Sep 06
This should be an interesting topic. I had to quit my job and pursue a full time WAH job. All my money was going to my tank which was defeating the purpose of working. Now a tank of gas can last me two weeks. They seem to be going down, but they are still high. And I agree, there needs to be some sort of regulation of gas prices.