Those truckers will just love paying $8+ a gallon for diesel, just so XOM can have record profits, won't they? Just watch how long it takes to bring the country to a stand still with $6 gas.
And as the truckers are paying $8.00 a gallon food prices will rise in lockstep another 20%. But then the government will release their #s saying food prices have gone up .06 %.It costs my family 25% more for the exact same grocery items than it did 15 months ago yet the Feds say Food prices have increased Six Tenths of One Percent. They must have better stores in Washington.My wife recieved a raise as of January First , only a dollar an hour but we thought it would help. In less than a week her raise was Eaten Alive by the increase in Gas Prices. She drives 100 miles a day and the drive is consuming 20% of her net pay.But the Economy is improving they say, thats why in our town of 160,000 people the classifieds had a grand total of SEVEN JOB OPENINGS in it.