Peach State says: Another Current Event Friday
So what can we do? Banks are failing and going out of business. Small businesses are going under because they can’t get funding from the banks. Americans lose their jobs and can’t find jobs to replace the ones lost. The cost of living is on the rise…I do not like this picture! Do you?
The sad thing is that the cost of gas is going up….quickly! The news reported that it is expected to reach $5.00 this summer. So for those of us planning on taking a vacation close to home…get ready to dig deep! “Another Current Event Friday!”
Let’s talk about Gas Prices and jobs! They go hand in hand…Right?
At this rate the only vacation most Americans will be able to afford is the trip to the gas station and grocery store. “I guess we will actually save money…no souvenirs will have to be bought!”. We have not been able to go on a vacation in almost 4 years…it just cost toooo much. I am glad at least that the bills are being paid.
The National News Industry reports that the Unemployment Rate is down…but is that really a true reflection of the joblessness in America. How many Americans are not able to receive Unemployment or have stopped looking altogether? With these two groups included in the percentage the report would reflect a darker picture. “I am saddened as I wonder how they can afford to put gas in their car to look for jobs.”. What a vicious circle! Need money to pay for gas…need a job to get money…need money to find a job…no job…no money..no gas!
The Federal Government says they know and understand the situation most Americans find themselves…Really! They take vacations and travel all over the country. They eat whenever they want and where ever they want. They do not even have to show up for work and they get paid. Do their families have to worry about putting gas in their cars or finding a job? “I wish we could find this tasty tidbit of information reported by the news.”
There are many influences into the price of gas. The pipelines and manufacturers in this country could release more oil and gas…lowering the price…employ more people to expand their abilities to produce more oil and gas…”Oh wait…we can’t become dependent on ourselves for the oil and gas we need in this country! “I forgot!”.
So how will you get through this financial belt tightening this summer? Will you avoid the vacation to save money and use it to pay for the gas needed everyday to get back and forth to work? Yep! “Us too!”