Tuesday, July 22, 2008

My Frustrations

I don't know if this is just a problem for me, but lately the gas prices have gotten really out of hand. While driving through Nevada and California this last weekend there were times where the cheapest price we could find was $4.60 a gallon. What a freaking rip off!

The worst part is that there is nothing I can do about it. I have no control...if I still want to drive around my car that is.

I guess I have contemplated writing letters to my senator, but I am sure he is getting filthy rich off of my money and probably wouldn't care. Oh, and I am writing an article for the paper on it if anyone has any information or anything they would like to say...please feel free.

All of this anger and unfairness has led me to look at other problems. What is wrong with our economy? Inflation is out of control, while wages are staying almost (yes, they have raised ever so slightly) the same. People in my generation are screwed...forgive the language. We work all day (at least I do), get paid almost nothing (considering the cost of living), and then have no where to go. We just get stuck in this stupid cycle.

We can't buy houses because we can't get loans. And the people that have bought houses end up foreclosing because in the end everything is too expensive. My mom, as a home builder, has empty houses all over the place that she can't sell, because no one can get a loan. There is property just waiting for a buyer, and people living in horrible conditions, and no way to bring the two together. It is a stupid vicious cycle and the people that actually can make a difference just blame it on...well...who knows, it changes all the time. I think they need to take a look in ward.

I do despise, however, (and I am going back to gas prices) when they blame the outrageous cost on "supply and demand." Tell me again, has the accessibility and limit of oil gone down? No. And what was the profit increase in the oil industry last year?

Anyway, I could rant more, but I wont. I just wanted to get some of my thoughts and frustrations out. I guess I can't complain too much, I have been pretty blessed, but even then we barely make it. Sigh. What will we ever do?

1 comments:

Brother and Sister Harker

I totally agree. It is lame. I also hate that we can barley afford our 1800 sq. feet house and then I see people our age and younger buying these monster huge houses. I just don't get it, and how are they paying for it.
It also sucks that our generation can't seem to save money and then by the time we are old there will be no more social security. It SUCKS!