The whole gas price thing and the impotence of politicians

I had to laugh when George Stephanopolous on GMA said that politicians are scrambling to do something. Politicians are impotent because they’ve been thoroughly corrupted. Or have you not noticed all the natural gas and oil ads on television lately?

Ive proposed solutions here before. They wouldn’t be immediate but would require say five years on the first pass.

I’m not going into it here except to briefly summarize:

  • Research and Development funds for advance battery concepts.
  • Tax breaks and/or rebates for electric and hybrid electric vehicles.
  • Local tax breaks on excise taxes with revenue displacement funded by the federal government.
  • Just those three thing are enough to start the ball rolling. So why aren’t we doing it? See the introductory paragraph, it’s because the oil and gas industry has bribed politicians to NOT act on this. We need to take the power back.

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