Why are the Republicans against fuel conservation?

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    When Bush was asked by a reporter if Americans should conserve gas, he wouldn't even say the word.

    He is afraid if demand for gasoline goes down, Dick Cheney's Haliburton stock will lose value.

    It is time for fuel effiicency standards on cars.
     
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    So because Bush didn't say exactly what you thought he should have said, that means all Republicans are against fuel conservation? Wanna know how I conserve? I don't make unnecessary trips in to Milwaukee (about 50 miles away) just for the hell of it anymore. I hit the grocery store on my way to or from work now, rather than a seperate trip. My car only gets a whopping 21/30.. Hardly fuel efficient.. But if you want to tell me what the hell I SHOULD be driving, you can damned well make those payment for me, too.

    You want fuel efficiency standards on a car, buy a fuel efficient car. It's not up to you to tell everyone else what they should be buying, driving, or even saying.
     
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    I absolutely agree. If there were a car right now that got 45 mpg and didn't look as gay as the Prius, I'd buy one. I wouldn't even care if it came from China, as long as I could get the parts for maintenance.
     
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    Conserving because you think it is the right thing to do is a bit different than conserving because your trips to Milwaukee are hurting your purse.

    :eusa_whistle:

    Kirk, didn't Bush once claim that we had a God given right to drive SUVs or something along those lines?
     
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    What in tarnation are you referring to? No links, no nothing.
     
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    Get back under your rock, woman.
     
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    Because we are evil and greedy :badgrin::badgrin::badgrin::badgrin:
     
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    Even the Prius looks better than this: [​IMG]

    And..until they start making fuel efficient cars safer than a carboard box on wheels...

    Can you imagine getting hit in that thing?
     
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    My civic is only semi poofy, not that I actually care what other people think. Getting 45 - 50 mpg works for me.
     
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    oh kirk! :eusa_liar:



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