2011 is not even 24 hours old and we already have a front-runner for the stupidest quote of the year.....
From Yahoo -- Gasoline expert Fred Rozell predicts that 15 states -- including Alaska, Hawaii, Connecticut and Rhode Island -- will see gasoline prices top $4 a gallon by Memorial Day. "A dollar more per gallon isn't that much -- probably about $750 more per year for each motorist.
$750....not that much? Theorists down playing the crippling of the US economy because of absurdly high gas prices, as "not that much" qualifies as one of the most asinine things ever said. Sure the average house hold can probably absorb $750 by cutting back elsewhere, but high gas prices translates into higher prices for literally every item we need for living that requires energy to bring to market. That could cost house holds well into the thousands, not hundreds extra.
But pain like this warms the hearts of liberal environmentalists because it forces us little people to buy stupid electric/hybrid cars, use public transportation, shiver in the cold darkness because we can't afford light and heat, and tends to force people to live closer to where they work in Soviet-style collectives and tenement housing to reduce commuting costs.
The price increasing of gasoline could be limited by letting US companies drill in the Gulf, use shale coal in the west, and harvest the oil in the God-forsaken Alaskan wasteland known as ANWR.
This country barely resembles the great nation it once was. We're now just a collection of sniveling whiners contemplating our navels and tilting against any number of imaginary windmills while our enemies and competitors pass us by economically, cackling as they watch us self-destruct.