__/ [ David Hennessy ] on Saturday 22 April 2006 18:10 \__
> Matt Probert wrote:
>> <rant on>
>> I notice petrol prices are rising every week. I guess they're not
>> included in the UK inflation figures!
>> Look out for more record profits from the British oil companies next
>> <gnashing of teeth>
>> Someone's extracting the urine out of the British motorist, and
>> without wishing to appear racist, I am glancing westwards.....
>> (No, Mecca's the other way)
>> </rant of>
> I think the consumer has to accept responsibility for this. It's just
> not realistic to expect a company to not try to make as much money as
> it's customers will let it. They keep jacking the price up more & more,
> and people continue to buy larger & larger vehicles with poorer & poorer
> gas mileage. The price has doubled, and I bet consumption has not
> decreased one bit. It's probably still increasing faster than ever. If
> people want it to stop, they have to stop rewarding it, and start
> investing in the alternatives that are already available.
I might as well add:
Exxon Chairman Gets $400 Million Retirement Package Amid Soaring Gas Prices
Flame. Holler. Throw a chair.