applied economics2 wrote:
The elite wine & expensive cheese crowd advocate for double gas prices. Simply causing economic pain to working people without offering the policy changes which could offset some of that pain is cruel. All U.S. cities greater than 1/2 million in population should have light rail &/or a great subway system. All cities in U.S. greater than 1/2 million in population should be connected by high speed hydrail. U.S. is a large nation. Until there is a great rail system connecting U.S. cities, U.S. citizens need autos with V-6 & V-8 engines. High speed hydrail should offer competition to flying and driving 375 to 750 miles.
Myth of U.S. overly printing money. If you are not a U.S. citizen, you should love it that your nation's so-called strong currency allows you to buy acres of cheap real estate in U.S. Oh! You are not doing that? You are the simply repeating someone's talking points.
You are absolutely right! Take out $125 billion out of your $725 billion yearly military budget and build yourselves the greatest public transportation infrastructure in the world!
I drive A LOT because of my job and a compact 2L 4x4 SUV takes me everywhere, definitely no need for a V-6 or V-8 engine. Even with gas prices double of the price in the US, I don't pay more, as my gas consumption is half that of the V8 vehicle.