Conservatives believe the government is incompetent, and seek to elect people who will prove it
Ignorance is Bliss Bliss is the same as happiness US Christian conservatives are the happiest in the US according to studies Do you see a connection?
Listen, if you want $2.00 per gallon gas within a year (probably much less than $2.00), here is what ANY politician could propose:
1) Allow all of America's oil to be drilled and or minded.
2) Eliminate any governmental/legal regulation associated with drilling, refining and transporting of the oil/gas
3) Eliminate any and all environmental regulations associated with any aspect of the supply chain.
4) Heavily subsidize through tax breaks and credits any corporate entity willing to make this investment.
There you have it, a simple 4 step plan to $2.00 oil. In other words, flood the market with supply (or the potential for supply) market prices drop...simple economics.
To say that when Bush left office, gas was $1.79 a gallon and it has doubled since Obama took office may be 'technically' correct, but it's very misleading, to put it mildly.
At the below link clicking on 'All Grades' will allow you to open a spreadsheet. Click data 1 for historical gas prices from 11/28/94 thru 8/22/11
U.S. Retail Gasoline Historical Prices
“I’m worried that I will be the last Republican president.” - George W. Bush
Hayek - too liberal for republicans
The dramatic rise of oil prices over the past year was due entirely to market speculation.
What ever happened to the laws of supply and demand? Capitalism ain't what it used to be, thats for sure.
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