" High gas prices are a direct result of those in the auto
industry who have stifled innovation - and those consumers who
said to those companies, "Keep making crap".
Ever hear of world competition? Japan? Have any idea how many points
of market share GM has lost in the last 25 years? Are you suggesting
they engaged in a world wide conspiracy to stiffle innovation and lose
" Gasoline in 1970 was very cheap at $0.329 per gallon. What
is that in today's money? About $1.65 per gallon. You tell
me. Is $1.65 per gallon expensive? Why was that same price
considered so cheap in 1970? Good people first learn numbers
before having opinions. Gasoline in 1973 was $0.85 per
gallon. In today's money, that is $3.70 per gallon. Higher
prices happen when innovation is stifled. "
First you claim gas is expensive because of the auto industry. Now
you say it's cheap, so there goes that argument! Do you spend a lot of
time arguing with yourself?
" First learn the numbers before speculating. Yes gasoline
prices have risen. But then the efficiency of vehicles keeps
decreasing. An innovative society does not make crappier
products ten and thirty years later. Basic numbers show why
gas prices and gas consumption in America has so drastically
increased. Consumers who first don't learn the numbers told
the industry to keep making crap - to not innovate."
The reason the avg fuel economy has decreased slightly over the last
couple decades is not because the industry is making crap. If you
compare apples to apples, today's car's are the most fuel efficient
ever built. The decrease in MPG is due to the fact that consumers are
buying larger, heavier vehicles, especially SUVs. Try opening your
eyes next time you drive.
" Want to see why gasoline prices are higher? First look at
yourself. Did you demand innovation and purchase
accordingly? Or were you so anti-American and anti-innovation
as to blindly buy American - not first learn who is
innovating. Consumption and prices are higher because so many
of us said to these executives, "Keep making crap."
What planet did you just come from? The US has lost huge market share
over the last several decades to foreign competition. And if foreign
manufacturers are so much better, why are there fuel economies for
similar cars very similar?
"But an informed person first learns the numbers. "
That obviously excludes you!