I stopped for gas tonight at a Shell station in Dorchester, Massachusetts. I paid $1.999/gal. (I used to live in Dorchester.)
Cheap gas is good because I make more money that way. But very very bad for the country. Therefore, by extension, it is also bad for me. It’s like ice cream: we love eating it until it goes straight to our ass.
I’ll admit, paying $6 or $7 per gallon for gasoline right now would really hurt already battered family budgets. We got ourselves into this mess by sticking our collective heads in the sand. Detroit obviously didn’t get it. Getting out won’t be easy, quick or pain-free.
Cheap gas is still very bad for America! The government needs to artificially raise fuel prices to stimulate development and adoption of clean alternatives. The free-market is incapable of working towards alternatives when gas is so cheap. Let’s do the hard things; let’s do what’s right and good for America.