GAS PRICE LANGUAGE
By John Ross Harvey
Surplus Oil: Gas prices rise to prevent shortage
Oil Shortage: Gas prices rise because there is a shortage
Cold: Gas prices rise because temperature drops
Hot: Gas prices rise because temperature increases
Storms: Gas prices rise with impending threat of hurricanes
Nat. Disaster: Gas prices rise as storage facilities near hurricane regions
War: Gas prices rise due to conflicts in oil nations
Government: Gas prices rise due to tax hikes
Price War: Gas prices rise as competition strengthens
Strong $: Weakening US dollar forces gas prices to rise
Weak $: Weakening Cdn dollar forces gas prices to rise
Speculation: Lawyer speak for we had no real reason to raise gas prices
But we did it anyway
Gas prices are way out of hand, it used to be 50 cents a litre was high
Now it’s approaching $1.50, and some provinces are already above that.
Legislate gas prices to be 49.9 forever
And then maybe we’ll stop complaining about the prices.
It’s bad enough we can’t afford to eat anymore, and our VISA bills are climbing sky-high
It’s not like you can walk to work for 50km, and transit is just as costly as driving these days.
Do something about it Mr. Harper, the election hounds will be waiting to show you the door if you don’t.