It’s an Obama World… Americans Brave Mexican War Zone to Purchase Cheap Gas (Video)
More than 50,000 people have died in drug-related violence since President Felipe Calderon launched an army-led crackdown on the cartels after taking office five years ago. Despite this, Americans are flocking to Mexico to purchase cheap gas.
It’s an Obama world.
No blood for oil.
FOX News Latino reported:
As gas prices skyrocket, drivers are looking south of the border for some alternatives to ease the pain at the pump.
But there’s growing concern that bargain-seekers could be putting their lives at risk.
The national average for a gallon of gas is hovering around $3.80 right now — $4.35 in California, according to AAA, and some analysts think it’ll keep climbing as we head into summer.
So it’s no wonder in cities along the border — people are driving into Mexico to fill up their tanks — where the price for a gallon of gas is around a $1.50 less.
“I do work with a lot of people who do go across the border for gas and other stuff, but they’re risking their lives. There’s no way I would do it,” said Elizabeth Perdoza, a driver from El Paso.
And that’s one worry. The U.S. State Department has issued travel alerts because of drug cartel violence.
“It just goes to show how much Americans believe in low gas prices and how far they’re willing to go,” said Patrick Dehaan, senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy.com.
Hat Tip Ed