U$A -- Prepare for gas prices to rise again post-Hurricane Rita. Even Bush is encouraging conservation in these times of tight supply.
I don't mind the cost of gas going up, mostly because I've already learned how to live without being dependent on my car. When I do need my car it is efficient and I plan trips wisely.
I am not alone in favoring higher prices. James Surowiecki, a financial columnist for The New Yorker says a 50-cent gas tax would make drivers pay for the real cost of cars on the road and make business cater to the fuel-conscious.
I still see many big SUVs and other oil hogs speeding around daily with the A/C blasting. This tells me the cost of gas is not yet high enough to spark real lifestyle changes.
Motorheads, will you just pay more and more? Or will you finally get off your ass, park your car more often and walk, carpool, bus or bike? You'll feel great when you do. Plus you'll help our country and planet.
We'll see how higher prices play out in the future, because I don't think prices will be going down much for a long time, if ever.