Sunday, July 06, 2008

Are they with Stupid?

Home to only 4 percent of the world’s population, the [U.S.] slurps up about a quarter of the planet’s oil — and Americans’ daily use is nearly twice the combined consumption of the Chinese and Indians.

...Indeed, low-priced gasoline has long been part of the American social contract, according to Newt Gingrich, the former House speaker and Republican leader. While in office, Mr. Gingrich battled efforts to modulate demand through tools like increased gas taxes and tighter fuel standards, and he argues that voters won’t support such measures even now.
-- from American energy policy: asleep at the spigot.

Gee, thanks, Mr Gingrich!

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