Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Americans Want the Quick Fix

Most Americans favor offshore drilling, though they're not sure if it would lower gas prices. But half of the people thought it would! Amazing. No wonder we get the leaders we do.
CNN: But the poll also found that Americans are divided over whether or not offshore drilling will have an immediate impact on high gas prices.

In a separate poll, 51% of people surveyed said they believe that increased offshore drilling would reduce gas prices in the next year, while 49% did not.

The debate over offshore drilling has become an increasingly important political issue in the era of $4 a gallon gas.

Too bad offshore drilling won't lead to the quick fix-- lower gas prices -- now, next year, or 10 years from now. So why do Americans favor offshore drilling? 

Probably because they don't know enough and right now, the oil companies are lobbying heavily, pushing the Bush administration to push oil. Why is anyone listening to Bush? The Bush McCain motive: It's profitable.

There is no quick fix on this one, other than cutting back. Where are the democrats on this! I guess I'll keep my oil stock.