High Gas Prices Hurt Amish

High Gas Prices Hurt Amish

There are 10 comments on the WXIA Atlanta story from Apr 16, 2008, titled High Gas Prices Hurt Amish. In it, WXIA Atlanta reports that:

Amish families in Pennsylvania's Blair County routinely call drivers and taxis to take them into town, but as gas prices climb, they're looking at the alternative of taking their horses and buggies instead.

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Norcross, GA

#1 Apr 16, 2008
We all may have to get a horse and buggy.

Marietta, GA

#2 Apr 16, 2008
Before it's over with, we all might be driving horse drawn buggies to work.

Fayetteville, GA

#3 Apr 16, 2008
TheyCallMeEarl wrote:
Before it's over with, we all might be driving horse drawn buggies to work.

United States

#4 Apr 17, 2008
I wish I had a horse and buggy THEN you not only save in gas costs but you could leave deposits at the gas station about your feelings of the high prices!!
atl boy

United States

#5 Apr 17, 2008
have you ever touched a horse? What type of comment is yours?
atl boy

United States

#6 Apr 17, 2008
TheyCallMeEarl wrote:
Before it's over with, we all might be driving horse drawn buggies to work.
nice thought, but the range of a buggy is about 16 miles and guess what it is a hayburner. Seen any hay stops lately? Guess we will just have to move into the city to get closer. Or better yet make the jump and telecommute. Wow, what an idea? I would be willing to wager that most office workers could do their job from home. Probably for the cost of a few tanks of gas. The only thing is that old time bosses who have to have control of their employees would die of stress after the loss of their power. Time to think outside of the box. All the problems dealing with productivity can be worked out.

Madison, WI

#7 Apr 17, 2008
Maybe we could start burning horse gas. What is the cost of horse fuel?

Kennesaw, GA

#8 Apr 17, 2008
I think it's an awesome idea! Wonder how much a horse costs...

Cleveland, GA

#9 Apr 17, 2008
This article has just destroyed my image of the Amish. I thought they used their horse and carriages to go everywhere. Now I learn they call a cab or a friend with a car.

This reminds me of the song America the Beautiful where it talks about "Amber waves of grain."

Well, I've been out west where they grow a lot of grain. Wheat no longer grows on tall stalks that wave in the wind. The stalks are short and thick and jsut stick straight up in the air. When I saw this, it was like the "purple mountains majesties" had come tumbling down.

Now the Amish are calling cabs!

Will this ever end?

United States

#10 Apr 17, 2008
It's never going to end because our government officials could care less as long as it's not personally affecting them and that's not happening because they feed off of the taxpayers. Government officials want for nothing so what do they care? If you think it's bad now, what are you going to do next year when it's $5.00 plus a gallon and the year after that when it's $6.00 a gallon and so on and so on. Look back at the past few years. When the prices do drop, they never drop back to what they originally were. They only drop back a little but leap forward tremendously. It's not going to be long until we either have to go to 4 day work weeks or work from home or spend a few hours a day riding Marta trains and/or busses to get to and from work. Our government officials should be ashamed of themselves.

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