Today I'm going to GET OFF MY CHEST about many different issues that affect each and every one of us in some form or fashion. The economy is humming along for those who seem to have money or a very good paying job, but for others of us we seem to be stuck in the mud going nowhere really fast. Gas prices were going down for the first time and many of years because we seem to have excess of oil all over the place. Somehow we are falling all over ourselves with oil. Where did this oil come from? Did we find a magical oil field that we were not producing from that we did not know anything about or did other counties feel bad for old USA and provide more oil for us.
Please could someone tell me where did this oil come from? At one point the gas prices were falling almost every day and in some parts of the country gas prices were under $2 dollars a gallon what a miracle that was for a minute or two. With gas prices being so low we thought we should have more money in our pockets to spend on more important things such as household goods, clothing, furniture and maybe a new car could be seen in the budget.
Now just a few weeks later gas prices are going back up all over again. Why the sudden turnaround in the prices of gas at the pumps. Can someone tell us what unexpected calamity happen in the world for this to happen all over again? Seems to make no common since at all, just another day in American where the rich get richer and the poor just take it in the old rear end again. Here on the west coast where I live in the Great state of California we get the brunt of all calamities going on in the world and in the states. In some far fetch place no one has ever heard of if a nut falls from a tree and hits the ground, here in California we feel it at the pumps or in the stores with prices going up fifteen or twenty cents over night. I may be exaggerating just a little bit, but that's the way we feel here in my great state of California. We have some of the highest prices in any state and possibly the world.
Right now as I look out at the Long Beach Port and see all of these huge ships with goods on them stacking up, because the Long Shore men are having some kind of a slowdown there over some issues and its effecting everyone, because these products will not get to the stores and its creating a shortage of products on the shelves. For example just 3 weeks ago celery was $.99 cents in grocery stores. Now the price of celery is $1.70 cents see how this is affecting our pockets books or wallets. Stores are having less and less products on the shelves and if this slowdown continues, the prices of all goods will continue to climb. This is how the market places set prices for goods and services. The more products or services offered the prices go down. When there is a shortage of goods and services the prices will increase and we will pay higher prices and we will have less and less money for other things that we like to spend our money on.
The stock market has increased last year for another record time and the wealthy individuals we are told made more money than the year before. What about the average Americans who do not make their living on the stock market, or company stock plans where CEO's and upper management are getting millions and millions of dollars in stock options and the average American is barely making a living wage. What are you supposed to do, they will say you have to get a better paying job or go back to school and educate yourself so you can be a useful employee to your employer.
Have you check or reviewed what the costs are to get a higher educated degree is these days. Everything is going out of control with higher and higher prices where you are priced out of everything. So what do you do? I sit and ponder trying to find answers for these and many other issues. But it's becoming hard and hard every day to find answers. I could go on and on about many other issues like murder, congress, religion and politics, but I hope you get the point. We need to find solutions and answers for where we are going, so we can get there to the future. This is just my RANT for today. Have a great day.