Gasoline and other fuel prices are rising at meteoric rates and a do-nothing government sits idly by and tells us that Europe is paying more per gallon and they are as usual telling only half the truth. The Europeans are paying more per gallon, but their cars are twice as efficient. You can’t purchase cars like the Europeans drive in the United States. It’s not allowed. The Chinese have higher fuel efficiency standards than we do.
We have the best and brightest minds when it comes to manufacturing weapons systems. We’ve won two world wars. We beat the Germans and the Japanese to the nuclear punch and we outdid and outspent the Russians in the Cold War. Two guys from California built a personal computer in a garage in 1977 and since then we’ve put a personal computer in every home, school and business. We put a man on the moon before anyone else on the planet did. There is nothing that the people and scientists of the United States of America cannot or will not accomplish if they are given a free reign. There’s the problem. We don’t have a free reign. Would to God that our market and market forces were really allowed to function as they ought to. Can you imagine how much money you’d make if you could produce a car capable of 100 miles per gallon? It’s possible but the technology is under wraps. It’s kept under wraps by our own government working in concert with the petroleum industry.
We have battlefield equipment that will darn near run on grass clippings because they don’t have fillin’ stations in the middle of the desert, but we can’t get a tiny car to produce more than 35 miles per gallon. That is just pure and simple baloney. Too bad that none of our candidates is really talking about a real energy policy or real alternatives to our present system.
We don’t have an energy shortage. We have an honest politician shortage and a lack of truly free enterprise that would work for the good of the country.