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Are Gas Prices Too Damn High?
Now, it seems gas prices are the target of his scorn – and surely millions of Americans agree – but Jimmy’s either just cashing in on his fame or doesn’t really understand the message he’s getting into. MacMillan has been hired by conservative think-tank “Let Freedom Ring” to drum up popular outrage about the price of gasoline in an amusing new video you can enjoy after the jump….
Seems harmless enough. Gas prices are pinching pockets far and wide, especially in rural and suburban areas where Americans have no choice but to drive long distances, often using inefficient cars. Relief from high gas prices would allow money to be spent in other areas of the economy, improve people’s wellbeing, and if we could lower demand for crude, it would divert money from hostile middle eastern regimes around the world. And let’s face it, the current state of the nation’s economy depends utterly on affordable gasoline.
The video campaign, however, has nothing to do with changing our economic dependence on crude. It does not demand better vehicles from Detroit. Nor does it demand better, walkable neighborhoods or transit. The message does not suggest driving less, or car pooling, or thinking about how alternative fuels might help. Heaven forbid Americans adjust their behavior or land use in any way. The message is a lot more simple: “More Drilling = More Gasoline = Lower Gasoline Prices“.
Right. Well, I can’t argue with the logic, but let’s do a little math here and figure out just how much “more drilling” would save:
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