Hannity and Buchanan and every other right wing nut is spouting this same drivel with absolutely no mind paid to the truth, reached by our own government studies: Legislation passed today would not impact our dependence on foreign oil until 2018. Ten years from now. Specifically, Sean Hannity claims we’d be pulling 1 million barrels a day out of Alaska. Considering we consume over 20 million a day, we’re looking at 5% relief which we could figuratively put in play today for, “Ahhh,” $.20 a gallon relief and figuratively watch disappear in the next 2 weeks.
Car companies had alternative fuel tech brewing 20 years ago. We do not need more oil, but plausible alternatives to oil. We need ubiquitous public transportation. And in order to get either of those, we need to stop being consumption monkeys, get off our asses, and demand change. From car companies, from oil companies, from legislators.
And that’ll happen right before we pay off and stop using our credit cards.