If you think this doesn’t effect you because 1) you drive an electric car or 2) you don’t drive much; then YOU ARE AN IDIOT.
- That electric car you’re driving; the battery components were mined out of the ground utilizing petroleum based fuels to do so.
- You may not drive much, but the trains and semi-trucks that deliver goods and services do.
- Do you eat? Farmers tending to and harvesting their crops use farm equipment that run on petroleum based fuels.
- Your utilities: electricity, water, heat – all the plants in which these are produced use equipment run on petroleum.
You’re scratching your head(s) asking, “well what does that mean for me?”
What it means is that not only are you blissfully ignorant but that the cost of food and the majourity of goods, utilities and services you use on a daily basis are going up in price. In other words, Economics 101: when you tax an entity, ie a corporation, said corporation can only absorb the costs for so long before they 1) lay off workers and 2) pass the increased costs to the consumer (YOU).
The POSoTUS, Smokin’ Joe O’Biden already is navigating how to impose a mileage tax…and now he is pouring salt on a cankerous wound by jacking up the price of petroleum.
We the Working, we will need to strangle our purse strings. To those whom are on Social Security (ie the elderly), this cut will be the deepest because even though POSoTUS won’t “increase taxes for those making less than $400,000, a fixed income is just that, fixed. Social Security won’t be increased to reflect the increased cost of living. You may not have liked Trump…however, the old adage holds water, “one never works for a poor man.” Read on my friends…
By Tom Ozimek
Gas prices have surged to a new seven-year high and while some experts predict predict they’ll come down soon, others expect more pain at the pump if crude oil prices rise.
For the week of Aug. 2, the national average for a gallon of regular gasoline rose by a little over two cents compared to the prior week to $3.159, a seven-year high, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
The American Automobile Association said it expects gas prices to remain elevated at least through the beginning of August.
“On average, motorists are paying 15 cents more to fill up since the beginning of May,” said Jeanette McGee, AAA spokesperson, in a statement. “August could prove to be even more expensive if crude oil prices increase, driven by market concerns of rising COVID case numbers and how that could negatively affect global demand in the near future.”
Oil prices rose more than 1 percent on Thursday on increasing Middle East tensions, though gains were capped as fresh restrictions to counter a surge in COVID-19 cases threatened the global energy demand recovery.
GasBuddy head petroleum analyst Patrick De Haan told Fox Business in an interview that he believes gas prices are “close to a peak,” adding that he expects to see the top come in within a week or two as the vacation season trails off.
“We should then see prices start to taper off as demand cools off as we head back into routines from summer vacations,” De Haan told the outlet.
In a tweet, De Haan said he expects a further cooling in gasoline demand as some companies postpone plans to resume in-office work due to a resurge in cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus.
“Given today’s disclosure that Amazon is joining others in delaying a return to office, I see additional downside to #gasprices. It’s clear with Delta surging that gasoline demand will fall off heading into fall,” de Haan said in the tweet.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) considers the Delta variant of the CCP virus to be more transmissible and potentially more resistant to vaccines.