Personally, I’m tired of paying $140.00 to fill up my gas tank.
I’m not sorry that I have a truck, and I even understand the economic realities driving up the price; the weak dollar (thanks to the fact we keep lowering the fed funds rate and creating inflation), increased demand (thanks to stupid China and India finally joining the rest of us in the 21st century), and of course, our domestic supply being in a choke hold (thanks to our chuckleheaded government).
You see, the fact is, although it may be selfish and may tick off the rest of the world, we really could have $1.25 gas if our government stopped being chuckleheaded. It’s all very simple, we just have to accept a few incidental casualties.
Let me explain. The first thing we have to do is hike up the interest rates. I mean, really hike’em up, like we had to do after Jimmy Carter ran is into a massive recession. This will slow down inflation which will make the dollar stronger against the Euro, which has been killing us. The bad news with raising rates, we’ll end up putting a lot of people out of work. However, that’s what they get for being either low skilled or being the least valuable person where they work. We want our cheap gas, dangit.
The next thing we have to do is stop worrying about messing up Ted Kennedy’s view (putting windmills out in the ocean) and killing off a bunch of stupid elk. It means we have to drill ANWR, drill in our costal waters, build new nuclear power plants, stop penalizing expansion of oil refineries so we can actually PROCESS the oil we dig up, and stop fricking taxing the bejeezus out of consumers at the gas pump.
In order to pay for permanently suspending the federal and state gas taxes, we will have to come home from Iraq. We can’t afford a moronic war at the same time we try to repair our Interstates without a gas tax.
So, you ask, what’s preventing all of this from happening? First and foremost, it’s the retarded Democrat party, who have embraced the eco-jihadists as if they have some moral imperative to “save the Earth,” as if the Earth has ANY hope of surviving if we leave things up to the Democrats. We’re talking about the same people who came up with our welfare system.
The drilling practices we’ve developed in the U.S. are so advanced, so clean, when they leave a drill site, you can barely tell they were there. Refineries aren’t allowed to emit smoke unless it’s been scrubbed to the point it’s just whispy white smoke. Drilling ANWR and our coastal waters, as well as mining more coal in our own backyard – we’d have enough energy to last us centuries.
The Democrats don’t want us building nuclear power plants, because they’re “too dangerous.” Never mind that the wussbag French are almost 90% nuclear and haven’t ever had an incident. The Democrats don’t want us drilling for domestic oil, which forces us to buy from the OPEC cartel and dozens of despotic nations that hate our guts. The Democrats don’t want us mining our own coal or building coal power plants, because… well… burning coal is bad (even though our new clean burning plants are not damaging to the environment). The Democrats plan is to sue OPEC. Yeah, you heard me right. They’re going to attempt to sue an international cartel. How do they plan to do that? Do you think “OPEC” is going to show up for the trial? Won’t that make OPEC mad at us and make them hike up our prices even higher?
At the same time, the Democrats are also trying to suck up to their poor constituents, telling them that if they’re elected, they’re going to lower gas prices. How, pray tell, are they going to do that, since it’s their own idiotic policies that are responsible for the gas prices? The eco-jihadists need to be shipped off to an island where they can live in palm leaf wigwams and eat plants. The rest of us like air conditioning, having food, and being able to communicate with the rest of the world.
As long as we let ourselves be held hostage by the eco-jihadists and their best buds, the Democrats, we are doomed. I hope you like living in a tent and growing your own food.