Thursday, February 21, 2008

Put a lid on it!!

So we are to see yet another hike in the oil prices.... O! and hear this people, this one is simply based on the fact that the government announced interest rates will be slashed further to boost the economy. Now what my simple mind fails to grasp is not only how that is going to help anybody (let's face it there are a lot of other things that need to be done people!!) but also why the oil industry should be allowed to increase their rates just based on any speculation or announcement.

If this keeps up, pretty soon us middle class worker ants will have to park our cars and just walk everywhere and let's face it considering we live in Canada, it would be next to impossible to get anything done without your own vehicle. Now should there not be some kind of a cap on such hikes. Afterall profit margins schmargins aside, no industry that is providing necessaties like food, gas, water, energy etc should be allowed to make these things out of reach for an everyday consumer.

They say it's necessary to do so in order to keep the company running as some profit is required (listen to this, as they need to eat too). I say "BAH HUMBUG!!" get over yourselves and maybe get rid of a few high paid CEO's and the company will have it's profit.

OK!! I know I know, I sound like a little whinny kid now who has no idea what she is talking about. Hey! all I know is I am sick and tired of inflation and not being able to keep up with it. All I want is for all working people to be able to live in a comfortable manner...Is that too much to ask?!!

Signing off for now, a very disgruntled Shivani :(


aj said...

Public transit is getting bad too. Politicians like to tout "green initiatives" by expanding service. The problem is, it only looks good on paper and to the middle class worker ants who read the paper and buy into the idea that their city/province is so progressive because of all the train service. The reality is that it now costs an obscene amount of money to use public transit, and the only people who can afford it are the middle class worker ants who would never use it because they can also afford automobiles, and because they most likely work or live so far out of the way that transit will never get to them anyway. Meanwhile, I live in the exact centre of the city and it costs 5$ to go anywhere, or I can walk. That's progress?

Anonymous said...

Agreed! and it's a double whammy for those of us who have to drive and use the public transit.