Honest, hard-working people: "But we can't afford such an increase! Food prices, gas and electric costs and the cost of living in general has sky-rocketed, along with council taxes, and all this is slap bang in the middle of recession, where no-one has had a pay-rise in years. We cannot afford to go to work if fuel prices are increased. And if we cannot go to work, we cannot afford to live!"
Government Not realising that increasing the cost of travelling to work could one day do untold damage to the economy and is basically shooting an already struggling economy in the foot: "Tough shit you measly paupers! This is your oil-timatum. Pay sky high fuel costs or wither away like the weak vermin you are!"