Seriously, Mr. President? Really?
“I’m just going to be honest with you. There’s not much we can do next week or two weeks from now,” said President Obama at a gathering in Pennsylvania this past week when asked about the rising price of gasoline at the pump. Then, he went on to put forth this gem, “If you’re complaining about the price of gas and you’re only getting 8 miles a gallon, you know…you might want to think about a trade-in.” Okay — couple of things Mr. President: 1. There are only two cars I can find that are street legal that get 8 miles to the gallon of gasoline. One is a Bugatti — the other a Lamborghini. Suffice it to say, if you can afford one of those two cars, you’re not worried about how much gas costs. 2. There is something you can do about gas prices right now. This moment. Take a break from whatever vacation you’re either currently on, or packing for and step up to the nearest microphone and television camera. Say these four words, “We’re going to drill!” Watch what happens to the price of crude then. By the way, Mr. President, telling people with paid off cars to trade them in for a car that will require a monthly payment isn’t the smartest of advice. And, if your’e suggesting getting a hybrid or straight electric car — sorry, but most Amercans can’t afford 28k for a Prius much less the 40k MSRP for the Chevy Volt. Just stop the game, Mr. President. Telling us out of one side of your mouth that we must decrease our dependence on foreign oil while telling Brazil out of the other side of your mouth that you hope America will be one of the first customers of that country’s newly harvested crude. Just say the word, President Obama — “Drill.” But, what do I know? Pags thoughts?