OK, it's only the 2nd week of June and already we will be at or near 100 degrees here in the northeast. This does not bode well for the summer season. Gas has hit over $4.00 here, electricity costs have climbed, food rose 18%, and the unemployment rate has climbed higher than it has in a long time. Oil is up, stocks are down and people are pissed. Where are we heading this summer? Will people be able to keep themselves cool & fed? Will the choice have to be made on eating or driving to work? Of course that is just the tip of it, with the cost of oil & natural gas so high will people be able to keep warm enough to survive?
Something certainly needs to be done. We have planted a huge garden this year to try and save some money. We'll can some of it, and sell/give away what we can't use. So what are you doing to cut back and survive this economy?