Originally Posted by radiantm3
If that was the case I wouldn't mind gas staying above $5.00.
Maybe get some of the large SUV's off the road as well.
Well, IF it really reduced traffic it would probably offset the cost. Sitting in bumper to bumper traffic isn't great for mileage. Unfortunately any decreses in traffic will be minor and transient. People MIGHT forgo driving to the mall that day, etc., but few can take more than a few days off work/"work from home" at a company that doesn't really allow it.
I also agree that those who are in the marginal financial condition get hurt the most by this. Oil speculators once again driving the cost up.
I guess that's the risk we take for a capitalistic (or as close as you can get) economy. I'd take it over communism anytime.