I am sure that with the high price on gas, it is affecting everyone. The sad part is that it hurts the lower class more then anyone. Gas prices are way to high at this time, I can see paying $2.00 per gal, but if you think about it, and really think hard, think of people who are making minimum wage? How on earth can they afford to even live?
A couple whom I know, both of them work every day, and between the both of them they only make around 14 and hour, which isnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t bad, if you live across the street from where you work, but these poor people one works about 15 mile from home, and the other works about 20 miles from home, and if you combine the two tanks of gas that need to be filled up each week, and add them together, there really isnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t much left. Now they donÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t have cable tv, canÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t afford cell phones, have to buy their food from a discount store, (which isnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t a bad thing) and now they canÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t even afford to pay for their kids lunches in school, kids will be taking their lunch.
No after school sports, cannot afford to pay for the fees, one of them has to quit their job because they canÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t afford day care, and the list goes on. They have even thought about selling one of the cars because the insurance is too much.
Now, I really want you all to think about this really hard. For some of us, it might be easy to pay $3.00 per gal of gas, yeah because we make more money, and we can stand to pay a little more. But! Have you really stopped to think of people who donÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t have the money and how these gas prices are affecting their lives? You might not think of it, and maybe donÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t care, but the sad truth is that if this doesnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t chance soon, welfare is looking a lot better to more of these people, and we all know who pays for that.