considering that's the point where we are going to most need the revenue and growth, gosh, I guess we'd better get started right away, then, huh?
10 years away
I should stop saving for retirement - it's 40 years away. 40 years away will obviously never come and I will never wish in 40 years that I had saved now. Why plan for the future when in the long run we're all dead and I can just spend my way into prosperity?
in the same way that Republicans are "cutting" Medicaid - we reduce them off the baseline. Why should we have (inflation adjusted) $5 a gallon gas in 2020 when we could have $4?
ah, yes, the magical unicorn windmills again. And ethanol. perhaps cars in the future will run off of solar panels that are placed on windmills anchored by algae? and, pray tell, what transportation fuel is sitting on the shelves ready to be put into place that will run our vehicles cheaper than gasoline? Oh, this is a "let's just keep gas prices high and hope one comes along" plan? how in the world does that jibe with:
when what you propose is ostensibly a deliberate
"let's keep gas high" plan.
and on the contrary. the US need only cut it's demand for Venezuelan
oil and Chavez falls. That's what being a monopsony means - when we stop buying, Chavez is F'd.
All I have done is created more jobs. And raised revenue. And raised GDP. And raised our growth rate. kept American demand where Russia wants it? American demand for energy only goes up along with the rest of the world. When an alternative source becomes more efficient and cheaper than gas, then we go with gas. until then, let's beat Russia at her own game - we can outproduce her.
Depends on whether or not Russia has decided to cut them off for political gain. You're the one who felt the need to point out how fungible oil is.
of byproducts at that.
yup; which is why i find it hilarious when people talk about them as alternative energy sources. not to mention that the tech isn't there, windmills are unreliable (and have to be paired with coal) and would take up too much space.
if people wanted to do that, or if it were economically efficient to do that, then we would be doing so.
since they don't
and it isn't
, they aren't.
(incidentally, just pointing out, when people discuss windmills and solar as replacements for gasoline, they are talking about electric cars receiving power from the grid. Just thought you might like to know that basic, elementary fact
how much oil does Russia sell to the US?
not all that much, really. but oil is fungible (again), and a reduction in demand will reduce the world price.
but so will an increase in supply
the difference being that artificially increasing the price of oil in hopes of eventually producing a viable alternative reduces our productivity and destroys
wealth and jobs, while increasing our production and the world supply on the market creates
wealth and jobs.
that decision is so easy, a caveman could do it. and only a modern malthusian could **** it up.