Monday, April 09, 2007

No Outrage

The price of gas hit $2.89 at the station around the corner. I asked the clerk inside if she had been getting complaints about the price and she said no. Has anyone else noticed the lack of outrage.

I remember just before the election how this was an issue guaranteed to inflame tempers. My only conclusion is that elections, that centerpiece of our democracy that should bring out the best in Americans, brings out the worst.

2 Swings of the bat:

James Wigderson said...

I think it's because we're told to want something that the other side can't deliver, and then we're told we're entitled to it, and then we get angry when neither side seems capable of delivering.

Billiam said...

For years, there have been those who've said we don't pay enough for gas. Then, when the price climbs, they balme one side or the other. It's a racket.