The Agonist points to this map from the NY Times about gas prices and income…
Obviously, there are lots of implications of this kind of data, but my first thoughts were:
- Much of most effected areas are in staunchly red states.
- Could Democrats make some headway in these areas by adding an “Affordable Public Transit” plank to their platform?
It seems safe to assume that gas prices aren’t going to drop any time soon… and we’re already behind the curve when it comes to public transit. Wouldn’t this be a good time to accentuate any public transit aspects of a climate change prevention/reversal policy?