Obama used his weekly radio and Internet address Saturday to underscore his administration’s work to develop alternative energy sources and increase fuel efficiency.
“I’m going to keep doing everything I can to help you save money on gas, both right now and in the future,” Obama said. “I hope politicians from both sides of the aisle join me.”
Obama is on record as saying that high gas prices aren’t a bad thing because they’ll force everybody into wildly expensive “green” vehicles, and he tolerates an energy secretary who is on record as saying that gas prices in America should be as high as they are in Europe, so why should we doubt him?
The fuel economy of cars has been on a steady rise in America since long before Obama took office to save America from itself. But if high gas prices is the goal to “force” the market into more fuel efficient cars, how does going from a car that gets 20 mpg when gas is $2.50 a gallon to a car that gets 40 mpg when gas is $5 a gallon help matters? Especially when the latter car will cost 50% more than the former because the government is now involved in making them cheaper — but eventually they’ll be retrofitted to run on algae, so we’ve got that to look forward to.