Lower Cost Does Not Mean Better

There is an all too common misconception that simply because something costs less, it is better.  A very well known economic principle is that with a decrease in the cost of a commodity (i.e. gasoline), it’s use will increase. This is why for instance, when cars get better gas mileage, people drive more. Call it what you like, “Greed Factor”, “Consumerist Mentality”, or any other euphemism, it is one of the worst forms of human behavior imaginable.
So when I receive something like this,…

Hi Greg,

From picking up the kids from school to getting groceries at the store, we do so many things every day that involve driving, but getting around shouldn’t break the bank.

Tell President Obama to help families save money at the pump by adopting the highest fuel efficiency standards possible. »

In March of this year, the average family spent $305 on gasoline, a hardship to many families that often have to choose between keeping a roof over their heads or keeping food on the table.

By increasing fuel efficiency standards, we can save money on gas, reduce our dependency on foreign oil sources and end the environmental devastation that often comes with oil drilling.

It’s time to stop being a slave to gas prices. President Obama has until September 30th to announce new fuel efficiency standards; tell him to adopt the highest possible standards, end our dependency on oil, and save Americans money at the pump! »

Thanks for taking action!

Cori
ThePetitionSite

… I shake my head in dismay and wonder how much longer its going to be till we are extinct.  Here is the way I think the email should have been written…

Hi Greg,

From picking up the kids from school to getting groceries at the store, we do so many things every day that involve driving, but getting around shouldn’t be destroying our natural environment.

Tell President Obama to help families save the environment by adopting the highest fuel prices possible for the wealthiest Americans and insure that the proceeds go to cleaning up the our natural environment. »

In March of this year, the average family spent a mere $305 on gasoline, this is not a hardship to those families because their income is more than $50,000 per year.  They can too easily pay this while keeping a roof over their heads and food on the table.

By increasing fuel efficiency standards, we should not be allowed to save money on gas, and not reduce our dependency on oil as a source of energy. Which causes the environmental devastation that always comes with drilling for more oil.

It’s time to stop being a slave to the oil companies. President Obama has until September 30th to announce new fuel efficiency standards; tell him to adopt the highest possible environmental standards, end our dependency on oil, and save the environment and not rich American’s money at the pump! »

Thanks for taking action!

Cori
ThePetitionSite

It is cruelly ironic that so many of the world’s wealthiest people feel they cannot afford to reduce their consumption of gasoline.  While they are spending $305 a month on gas, they appear to be oblivious to the fact that most people in the world are forced to survive on less than $60 a month!

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