Saturday, March 24, 2012

Gasoline Prices On The Rise - Again!! UGH!!!

I stopped to fill up this morning and the price hit $3.83.9 cents per gallon.  These price increases are very tough on me as I drive for a living delivering print media to stores and residential subscribers.  The last few years have seen my profits free fall again and again as gas prices keep rising.  Add to that I have had subscribers drop off at the rate of 1-2 per week - the end result is a smaller and smaller check each week.

I had heard an economist on a news program a few weeks back who stated that rising gas prices are an indication that the economy is starting to recover???  I was shocked when I heard that as I wasn't sure what economy he was talking about - it sure wasn't mine!!! As most people would agree the rising prices will cause many families to reconsider their vacation plans or not travel as far, or as much.  I haven't had a vacation since 2007 and was hoping to get to the beaches in Maine maybe once or twice this year, but now I am not sure if I'll go.

I consider myself to be an average American dealing with the same problems as most Americans are dealing with.  I sincerely hope that the future holds a robust recovery and that unemployment, along fuel prices begin to fall. This in my book will help our economic engine begin to run again!!!


genny said...

increases in the Phils as well. another burdens from out wallet....arghs!

ladyguinevere28 said...

I dont know why the government dont have a control on it. Now as a commuters we take all the burden in this. I really hate it when it comes to increasing the gas..