Rather than bore readers with a five hundred word essay on class-war politics . . . Let's do a quick experiment . . .
We'll start with an axiom . . .
LOCAL POLITICOS PUSHING STREETCARS, BUS ROUTES & BIKE LANES AS A SOLUTION TO RISING GAS PRICES ARE INSULTING KANSAS CITY RESIDENTS IF THEY DON'T OFFER TO GIVE UP THEIR OWN CARS FIRST!!!
Credit where it's due . . . Most our elected leaders are silent because they know the Prez and the Democratic Party are going to take a beating on this issue if it's not solved by the Midterms.
Meanwhile . . .
Let's NEVER FORGET that most Bike/Walk advocates in Kansas City own expensive trucks or SUVs.
In fact . . .
Most local environmentalists drive to protests and then drive back home to Johnson County - A suburban paradise crafted specifically for the benefit of commuters.
And so . . .
Before we pay too much attention to protesters predicting the end of the world in less than 12 years.
For the sake of disclosure . . .
The kind of car a local activist drives says a lot about what they REALLY believe . . .
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com news links . . .
America's immediate political future will turn on this critical point: whether drivers stung by record gas prices blame Russian President Vladimir Putin or US President Joe Biden.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - As gas prices keep going up, the American Automobile Association (AAA) says driving habits must slow down. "I think it's hard to change the culture of driving," Evan Washechek said. AAA says there's no one easy fix or solution but it could start with a person's driving habits.
President Biden on Tuesday said that he "can't do much" about gas prices that are surging past all-time highs after he signed an executive order to ban Russian oil imports. "Do you have a message for the American people on gas prices?"
ROELAND PARK, Kan. - Gas prices in the KC Metro are rising. KSHB 41 News checked out the prices QuikTrip in Roeland Park - unleaded is at 3.79, plus is listed at 4.04 while premium is 4.29. People at the pump tell us these prices are not only hurting their pockets, but also creating barriers in their everyday lives.
Democrats are looking for ways to lower gas prices, which have skyrocketed in the wake of Russia's invasion of Ukraine and could rise further as the U.S. and other countries move to ban Russian imports. Democrats believe they have some political cover because of the bipartisan backlash to Russia.
You decide . . .