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Gee, Itís a Bummer When You Cope with High Gas Prices So Well

Posted by Kristina Rasmussen - August 31, 2008

Peder Jensen, a ďtransportation expertĒ for the EUís European Environment Agency in Copenhagen had this to say about stubborn motorists who insist on driving even with high fuel prices:
One had hoped that these prices would deter driving, but people have coped better than we hoped they would."
Coped better than we hoped they would?!? Itís sad to see EU bureaucrats root against their parents, friends, and coworkers as they try to get on with their daily lives with the convenience of a car. I can attest that lugging bulky packages around Copenhagen's bus system is not a fun experience.

Instead of funding these EU agency guys, perhaps taxpayers in Europe can skip Brussels and directly hire some naysayers, worrywarts, and cynics to sit around and disparage the lifestyle choices of everyday folks. At least it would save on the pension costs.

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Sally McNamara said on Sep 02 2008 at 12:58pm
If the EU is so keen on avoiding unnecessary emissions, will they do away with the costly and environmentally-unsound policy of taking their traveling circus to Strasbourg once a month? The annual cost of this sentiment to French vanity is a quarter of a billion dollars p.a. and 90,000 tons of CO2 emissions. Equally, will they do away with the fleet of taxpayer-funded limousines that are on permanent standby for MEP to be ferried around town?