Americans using less gasoline in resp...

Americans using less gasoline in response to prices, economy

There are 42 comments on the Newsday story from May 28, 2008, titled Americans using less gasoline in response to prices, economy. In it, Newsday reports that:

Americans burned a remarkable 5.5 percent less gasoline last week than a year earlier, a new report says, as record fuel prices and a slowed economy curtailed driving.

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Bronx, NY

#47 May 29, 2008
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Did it ever occur to you that some people own SUV's because they NEED them? I own an SUV, and I rely on it to make get my job done so that I can feed my family. And it certainly does get less mpg's than a geo metro, but I couldn't get my job done in a squirt-mobile. Not to mention New England winters, and the necessity of 4wd vehicles here for the safety's sake. Yes, I believe I have just as much right as anyone else to complain about the gas prices... maybe even more. So I invite you, take a ride up to Maine around February in your gas-saving hybrid corolla... and slide out of control off of the highway into a tree...
LOL! Squirt-mobile! Good one. Made me think of the Smart car that followed me into a parking lot today, man that's gotta be a joke! I drive a Camry, so it's not like I'm pushing big cars, but no way would I be in one of those things on the LIE or SS pkwy.

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#48 May 29, 2008
All of a sudden there is a shortage and we are suppose to believe it. It
was a lie in the 70's and its a lie now! There's plenty of oil!

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