While $7-$10 a gallon would be ground-breaking in America, these prices would not be trendsetting internationally. For example, European drivers are already shelling out $9 a gallon (which includes a $2-a-gallon tax).Wow, did this ever remind me of something I wrote last week! What BS! Drivers in Saudi Arabia are paying less than a dollar a gallon... shouldn't they be the example we hold ourselves up to?
Time to mothball your gas guzzlers... these "hard times" remind me of an old episode of the Jetsons where the maintenance dude keeps an old-fashioned "car" (like the ones we drive) under a tarp in the parking garage as a "keepsake." Time after time, America (at the hands of the oil barons) has thrown away technology that would have prevented oil from becoming the cancer it is now, eating away at the heart of our economy.