Economy - 4/29/2008
The statictics posted in the area of the Economy is from Oct 07. A lot has happened in our city since then. One factor that I am sure is on everybody's mind is the high cost at the pumps. Gasoline can no longer be squandered for misellanous items. We in Pinellas Park have had the luxury of having prices of gas moderately priced for some time. Now the gasoline prices are at $3.55 in some stations that I observed today. We as citizens of Pinellas Park had better heed the warning, begin now, to conserve fuel, and use it primarily for getting to and from our work places. The demand for fuel has got to be lessened or it won't be too long in the future where gasoline just might be rationed, and after that not avasilable. As a result of the high cost of fuel, everything else has also risen to unreasonable levels. Some people are saying well we got to eat, and we have to feed our families,so what the heck. This is definitely true in almost everybody's home. But if Fuel continues to climb and unfortunately the economists predict it will, we will have a very diffiult time to have a decent life with the meager wages we make. But even though employers are sympathetic to your situation money is going to very hard to come by as far as pay increases. This is going to create some anxiety in the families where someone is going to have to get a second job in order for the family to survive. That's of course if it is not already the case. These measures are not the extreme, most families are already aware of what is down the road. The future is not all that bright for the wage earner. He/She is going to have to work longer hours, and more days a week to earn a decent income.
The time has come in our society to cut back on the use of fuel, and the high demand or we will be looking at prices around $5.00 a gallon by July 08. The challenge we are facing with the high cost of fuel is by itself not hurting us, it's what is included with the cost of fuel, soon will cripple us to the point of not hardly being able to get back and forth to work. The dollar can only be streched so far, so the only alternative we have is to cut back. There are people who have never been controlable, and more than likely will be the last to comply. We who understand the predictiment we are in will find measures and apply sacrifices so that we may help in the demand for fuel. We really don't have a lot of choice in the matter, if we don't take care for tomorrow, who will? We do need to work, and have an Income, but when it is at possible use Public Transportation, Busses and Trains, and walk when if you can. Every little bit will help. As a result of all the effort and sacrifices made we will survive, and make a better city, and a better enviroment. There are some new speulations on rude being discover in the Gulf of Mexico, off shore of Louisana, and in the States of Montana, and North Dakota. If we can take it easy for a while just maybe these new sources will ellievate some of the pressures on the citizens of Pinellas Park. There are also Natural Gas engines that will be developed, and they are being used in Utah and California now. All these good things just may be right around the corner. Good fortune for all, and I pray that you all take the appropriate steps to help make a better city out of Pinellas Park, and be able to co-exist until the economy improves.