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June 12th, 2009
08:57 AM ET

GOP campaign rallying cry returns

One of the saving graces of this recession has been the low prices at the pump. But not anymore. High gas prices are making a comeback. And so is a campaign battle cry from 2008... "Drill baby, drill!"


Filed under: Economy • Politics
soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Tom

    Obama gives ok for Iran to have nuclear energy . . . why can't the USA get his support for the same??

    June 12, 2009 at 3:50 pm |
  2. Jerry

    Let the market work this out. We need an appropriate gas tax that puts all the costs (pollution, roads, military) of gas consumption on the end user. A well-set gas tax would get us a long way there. Carbon credits are a farce. This shouldn't be complicated. We're subsidizing gas consumption today (because we shift costs elsewhere). Why should we be surprised that we get too much of something we subsidize?

    June 12, 2009 at 2:26 pm |
  3. Jonathan

    In response to Larry: Hopefully, we will have the decency and clear vision to understand and correct our past mistakes. Step one? Eliminate Hummers, SUVs and any other vehicles that have pathetic fuel consumption rates.

    June 12, 2009 at 1:44 pm |
  4. Larry

    Quote from Ecogayle:

    "I mean come on. 300 million people can’t continue consuming 25% of the world’s energy".

    Why not? Who's going to stop us?

    I strongly agree with the rest of your post.

    June 12, 2009 at 1:32 pm |
  5. ecogayle

    This is so disgusting. Won't greedy, selfish Americans every learn. There are other solutions–one of which is cars getting better gas milege, conservation, working closer to home or from home to cut down on driving, more public transportation, ride a bicycle or a motor scooter. I mean come on. 300 million people can't continue consuming 25% of the world's energy.

    June 12, 2009 at 9:27 am |