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McCain: Gas Prices Won’t Go Down

June 14, 2008

John McCain is a senior Senator who knows what is going on behind the scenes as lawmakers seek to apply cap-and-trade legislation, allegedly to support green causes. The Senate and House seem eager to punish Americans for continuing to use traditional fuels by continuing to apply the legislative thumbscrews.

“I don’t think it’s going much lower, and it could go higher,” McCain said on NBC’s “Today Show.” “I don’t think so, not when you’ve got a finite supply, basically, and a cartel controlling it.”

What McCain and most politicians refuse to admit is that OPEC is virtually maxed out on production and that we have a finite supply based in large part on what Congress decides from year to year. Your lawmakers deny playing any part in driving up the cost of fuel and refuse to do anything about commodity and futures trading that adversely affect the price of oil. In the meantime, the federal politicians refuse to advance the cause of drilling and are, in fact, cutting back on allowed exploration in this country.

On the Today Show, Matt Laer asked if politicians felt the pain of Americans at the gas pump. Instead, McCain warmly mentioned that he advocated a summer gas tax holiday to help the low-income with an opportunity to save a little money. He also mentioned that a woman he talked to said that a summer gas tax holiday was a gimmick. He did not deny or comment on the opinion that he presented as an anecdote.

John McCain advised serious advances using alternate energies of any kind. “We have to embark on a national mission, and that mission is to become energy independent.” His plan is to take America entirely away from oil. While this is a good idea, this does nothing to help the economy for the shorter-term or supply concrete assistance.

While he isn’t personally proposing solutions beyond better batteries, McCain is relying on good old American ingeniunity to make it happen, regardless of any short-term pain or economic hindrance. Naturally, business can respond given some time, but has largely failed to do so. However, the larger concern is whether Americans can actually afford to replace what they are driving when the economy is in its current state of lackluster performance.

During the Today Show interview, McCain continually brought up nuclear energy like a magic pill, even though nuclear energy will not solve or assist in dealing with gas prices. The reality is that solar power, nuclear energy and wind power as applied to the U.S. power grid has very little affect on the need or the cost of gasoline or diesel fuels.

McCain pointed out that big oil should be investing in alternate energy in exchange for receiving oil exploration subsidies. He also explained that he expects big oil to share their profits. This statement sounds like code for sharing with the federal government. When asked if big oil was doing enough, John McCain exclaimed that big oil was not doing enough. Clearly, McCain and big government are washing their hands of any responsibility for high gasoline prices or for involvement in the oil market.

Matt Laer explained that half of the emails that NBC received from people could not be used because they were so inflammatory. John McCain reasoned that the poorest people drive the most fuel inefficient vehicles while pointing out that it is no wonder Americans on fixed incomes are upset. However, the reality is that any American that is working for a corporate multinational for a salary is on a fixed income. Clearly, Congress gets faithful pay raises and plenty of perks to be able to afford to travel.

McCain claims that he does not want to redistribute wealth. “I want lower-income Americans to have more money in their pockets and I want them to have better lives. That means we need to reform health care and it means doing a lot of things to restore the American economy. These are tough times, very tough times.”

John McCain is clearly very good with generic comments, but has little to offer in the specifics or creativity department.

Meanwhile, the Energy Department’s Guy Caruso told House members that new auto fuel economy requirements and the increased use of ethanol and other alternative fuels are expected to produce “a substantial reduction” in oil use and oil imports over the next two decades. Obviously, politicians are NOT looking for a quick fix and don’t fear public reprisals. Mr. McCain may not be following his own agenda, but is certainly on board with the current globalist agenda.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Renard permalink
    June 17, 2008 5:25 pm

    If you buy 30 gallons of gas a week which isn’t very much its 4.25 gallons a day your gas cost has went from $2290.00 a year when Bush took office to $7020.00 a year. This is a increase of nearly $5000.00 per year. This is only one example of how the Republican Party policies has screwed up the country this increase in gasoline cost is now equal to a hourly rate of $3.37 for every hour you work.So if you make $12.00 a hour your adjusted pay after gasoline cost is now $8.63 per hour and that’s before taxes

  2. June 14, 2008 3:31 am

    I found your site on technorati and read a few of your other posts. Keep up the good work. I just added your RSS feed to my Google News Reader. Looking forward to reading more from you down the road!

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