Originally Posted by PH8AL
Sorry but that changes dramatically with the rise in price of fuel. Europe is a perfect example. When I lived there we used our car for local running because we could buy fuel on the base for a third the price of local gas staions. Any time we were going any distance we went by train. It was that much cheaper.
The liberals are correct in how they want to deal with this. If you ban something you create a black market. If you raise the cost while offering a cheaper option people will flock to that option and after awhile people whowere opposed get used to it or die off from old age. I don't personally like that method but will not deny that it works.
First of all, that's not the case now. Second of all, we Americans are married to our cars culturally. Look at it this way. Gas is hovering near $4 a gallon right now right? That means it has basically quadrupled in price in the past 10 years. Yet there doesn't seem to be a big demand for cheaper means of transportation. People want cheaper gasoline. They don't want light rail trains, monorails and subway systems. They want cheaper gasoline. A candidate who could deliver $2 gasoline would win in a landslide. A candidate who promised a $2 hike on gasoline prices ($6 gasoline) and a developing light rail system in exchange would be run out of town on a rail.