Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Five Dollar Gas?
Five dollars -- good for one gallon of gas. That's where we're going.
And I just checked, and John McCain still does not have an energy plan mentioned on his web site. Check it out under "issues".
Gasoline prices and energy dependency are, literally, non-issues for John McCain.
The closest John McCain comes to an energy policy is a little sticker page where he says we should "institute a summer gas tax holiday."
A summer gas tax holiday??!
Translation: "I think you're so stupid that if I mention 'taxes' you'll forget that the international price for oil is now $118 a barrel due to this crippling war which I voted for, and which I still support. I think you're so stupid you won't realize I'm simply trying to pander to you until the election in November. I think you're so stupid you won't realize this 'holiday' will soon end, but in the meantime it will add tremendous amounts to the National Debt (already rising fast due to the war) while undercutting our ability to repair roads and bridges which are, literally, collapsing around us."
John McCain really is a fossil fool from another era. He's a politician locked and ready to move us from horses to cars, but he's the wrong politician to move us into the Next Economy, which even British Petroleum understand is "beyond petroleum."
Can we really afford a President who does not have a single word on his campaign web site about energy policy?
Can we really afford a candidate who actively opposes increased fuel efficiency standards?
And can we really afford a national media that simply ignores this very real issue??
Why is it OK for the government to send our children to the Middle East to DIE for oil, and to be CRIPPLED for oil, but it's not OK for this same government to mandate increased fuel efficiency standards and to invest in alternative energy and energy conservation?
Is there anything more likely to impact impact your life (your commute to work, your run to town for groceries, your hunting season, your dog show and dog trials, your vacation) than the price of gasoline?
And realize that the price of gasoline has gone up $2 a gallon since the start of this war that John McCain continues to be a cheerleader for.
Remember in November.