Bachmann promises $2/gallon gas if she is President

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    I am not buying this promises. Even if we increased domestic production, I don't think we have enough to bring gas prices under $2/gallons. With the growing economies of China and India, I don't see gas prices falling. At best they will stabilize. The days of cheap gas are over.

    Michele Bachmann promises $2 per gallon gas as president - UPI.com
     
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    *Nevermind*

    Palin and Bachman are starting to blur.
     
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    Is she running for President or King?
     
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    Unless she has some great plan to crush demand and maintain a perpetual recession/depression, she has no idea what she's talking about. Not that anyone is surprised by anything this dingbat utters.

    The age of cheap energy IS over. That is confirmed by the IEA, the Pentagon, the U.S. DoE, the German government, Oxford Univ. and countless other entities. That is because global demand has finally outstripped man's capacity to bring it to market. Somewhere in the middle of last decade, and it ain't getting any better, it's getting much worse.
     
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    2.00 dollar gas IS A GOOD THING. If we drill for our oil and open up the gulf, Atlantic, anwar to drilling we can easily get it down to 2.00 a gallon....In early 2009 it was below 2.00, so it is possible. Even more so if we cut the red tape!

    I support this idea!
     
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    It wasn't an 'idea', it was a 'promise'. Since the federal tax on gas is around 18.4c on the gallon, it is an impossible promise to keep. I distrust any politician who makes promises they cannot keep. It's bullshit.
     
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    .....Until their laptop-dancing tents, at the Republican Convention!

    (Hey.....a girl's gotta make a buck. Bring your quarter$.)​
     
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    maybe for a few months, but the truth is... there's really not that much oil in any of those places you mention, and all of them combined, x10, still wouldn't be enough.

    we consume 88-89 million barrels per day.
     
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    Also, it takes years to get oil out of new drilling sites. It's not like you just drill a hole and out comes refined oil ready for consumers.
     
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    Republicans promised to get Bin Laden.
     

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