Why Is Obama Making Allen West Pay $70 To Refill His Hummer?
Gas prices are surging to record prices again! This is great news for Satan and everyone else rooting against an actual economic recovery. For the rest of us though, ugh, and not just because of the unwelcome siphoning of our precious disposable income. Whenever this happens, and it now happens every year, politicians feel the need to talk about it as if they're capable of doing anything to bring down prices in the short-term, which they can't. And so what we get is a patronizing back-and-forth over the same false solutions. Republicans demand that the president free energy companies to drill and frack and blow up every remaining square inch of domestic land and water under which one might find of a molecule or two of hydrocarbons, in 10 years. Democrats cry for a windfall profits tax, a cutesy feel-good slogan term that, if ever enacted,would make things worse. And while all of this is happening, irritants like Rep. Allen West come along to holler at the President for the $70 he had to pay to refill his Hummer gas tank. Memorial Day is months away, to boot!
This is a thing that politicians circa 2012 will say to their constituents without feeling total humiliation:
People have asked me before is there any area where I could praise President Obama? Certainly, he has an impeccable penchant for understanding the power of the bully pulpit. President Obama is also very adept at promulgating deceptive language masquerading as policy, actually just insidious political gimmickry. This "tax policy" is an example as well as today's speech on his "energy policy" shall be. Here is the bottom line, last night it took 70 dollars to fill the tank of my 2008 H3 Hummer, what is it costing you? What does it cost the President to fill his gas tank?
At what price will Allen West finally realize that his 2008 H3 Hummer may not be the most economical choice of vehicle in our modern era of "everything you need costs a shitload of money"? He never will. The higher gas prices go up, the more he'll cling to his Hummer as a perceived slight to the glib leftists who haunt his dreams. He'll pay $1,000 to fill up his vulgar military car because this is America and he'll do whatever he wants.