Steven Waldman

Steven Waldman

No Sacrifice Needed In the War for Independence from Foreign Oil

“While we grow our supplies, we must also reduce our demand — not by changing our lifestyles but by putting the free market to work and taking advantage of technological breakthroughs.”
–2008 Republican platform

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posted September 6, 2008 at 12:44 am

Well, you have to hand one thing to the Republicans, they are consistent. We can fight terrorism by shopping, we we can wait on cheap electric SUV’s.

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posted September 6, 2008 at 1:00 pm

It’s more honest to say that then to put your hopes in tire inflation…
That being said, I get annoyed with the magical “invisible hand” they use that will solve all problems.

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posted September 7, 2008 at 3:53 am

The 2008 Republican platform is ludicrous. At this point in time there is no solution that will end our dependence on foreign oil. The drill hear and drill now is a gimmick. Reducing demand needs sacrifice and effort on everyone’s part
Fact Check
McCain promised to increase use of “wind, tide [and] solar” energy, though his actual energy plan contains no new money for renewable energy. He has said elsewhere that renewable sources won’t produce as much as people think
McCain: I Don’t Know What To Do About Gas Prices
Love to tell you I could change the price of gas tomorrow

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