This little blog will probably not do much to influence the price gouging from the oil companies, OPEC, the Federal Government, The Nigerians or whomever is responsible for the high gas prices. With all the finger pointing going on, it is hard to tell who is truly responsible. The oil companies blame the Government for not letting them drill off the Pacific coast and up into Alaska, the Government blames faceless foreign countries, the station owners shrug their shoulders and we get screwed.
It is also sad that it took me until $4.00 a gallon to truly get mad. And, I am going to do something about it. Living just west of Chicago, I have public transportation available to me. I am not much of a public transportation guy, but this has got to change. Other people in other Wirestone offices are doing much more than I can dream of doing. In our Boise office, we have started the Milestone Project that challenges people in our company to reduce their carbon footprint by riding their bike. Pretty cool. I am going to start smaller than that and try to take the train 2 or 3 times a week and go from there. Next year, both of our cars leases end and we are going to make significant changes to what we drive. With 2-kids, a step-teen and a dog we need something with some size and space. Hopefully we can get something good on gas and the environment along with space for everyone.
Another observation: Traffic seems worse than ever. More people seem to be on the road than ever before. Why? I thought we were paring back on gas and auto travel. It seems that people aren't mad enough yet. What will it take? $5.00? or $8.00 like in the UK? If we just stopped using gas, the prices will come down it is as simple as that. Guns and Butter, people.
Well, I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore.