Re: Hawaii Wants to Cap Fuel Prices
- From: "tscottme" <blahblah@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2005 15:33:12 -0500
"Yik Yak" <jim154@xxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> The middle class who live way out in suburbia are going to be the
> biggest proponents of price caps. Most of them have to commute long
> distances to work in America's larger cities. They're the ones who
> have a longer commutes. They're the ones who depend on trucks to
> deliver the goods to their favorite store out in the middle of nowhere
> suburbia. They're the ones who utilize jets to whisk them away to
> some far off place. They're the one who live way out in suburbia to
> get away from the hated poor and stupid, but blame them for
> everthing from A to Z, including the demand for price caps on fuel.
> The poor and stupid don't give a shit about fuel prices. They walk.
> They ride bikes. They ride the bus. subway, train. Sometimes you'll
> see them hitch hiking. Some of them don't go anywhere, and just stay
> home collecting checks from the government. The more"intelligent"
> middle class will demand price caps because they are the ones being
> most effected by the spike in fuel prices. They will demand price
> caps, regardless of whether or not price caps on fuel have been
> effective in the past. It does not matter. For most them, doing
> something is better than doing nothing at all. Price caps may cause
> shortages and long lines at the gas pumps, but hey its better than
> paying $3 or more for fuel!!
> >He maybe some truck driver will recommend we end the "driver shortage" by
> >imposing caps on pay to drivers, that should flood the trucking companies
> >with driver applicants and problem solved.
> Truck companies are being flooded by driver applicants all the time,
> even though there has been driver's pay cap imposed by the industry.
> Why is that?
This is exactly my point, the poor and the stupid spend their lives making
bad decisions and not contemplating what happens or "we don't care if it
helps, just do something".
This is how vast segments of our country and huge swaths of the rest of the
world spiral into greater poverty and ignorance over time. When faced with
hard work and delayed gratification, they choose quick and ineffective. When
predictably bogus solutions don't work they decide it's a conspiracy that
keeps them back.
Poverty is not a bank balance it's a way of life.
So which is it, there's a driver shortage or trucking companies are
inundated by drivers? Have you ever thought of using logic? Wages aren't
capped unless you decide to stay at one bad carrier regardless of pay.
If you're going to make up lies, why bother posting at all? Show me an
industry pay cap or admit you're a liar. This is really pathetic even for a
supposed truck driver.
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