Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Obama Health Plan: Eat an Apple a Day

If we are to accept Obama's flawed, naive logic that using a tire pressure gauge will save as much oil as new drilling will provide, then we MUST accept the same flawed logic that suggests an apple a day will keep the doctor away. There is no need for government to provide health care.

In truth, the only expert to trust for car tire pressure is the auto maker, and theirs is the number to follow. Following any other advice is simply dangerous.



Blogger Portions said...

"But who's really out of touch? The Bush Administration estimates that expanded offshore drilling could increase oil production by 200,000 bbl. per day by 2030. We use about 20 million bbl. per day, so that would meet about 1% of our demand two decades from now. Meanwhile, efficiency experts say that keeping tires inflated can improve gas mileage 3%, and regular maintenance can add another 4%. Many drivers already follow their advice, but if everyone did, we could immediately reduce demand several percentage points. In other words: Obama is right. "
- from Time Magazine,8599,1829354,00.html

Obama's message wasn't completely literal. It's a message of conservation. If there's a way to reduce our intake of gasoline, why shouldn't we do that instead of increasing our consumption to meet our needs?

6:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's something literal: I'm not an idiot, I normally keep the tires on my car properly inflated ... in fact, the vehicle does it for me. My car doesn't need to be tuned up because it has a sophisticated computerized ignition that adapts to my driving habits.

So, I guess either I am already saving gas mileage or Democrats and liberals have just said I'm an idiot.

That's the problem, most people already drive on tires that aren't flat and most vehicles don't need to be tuned up.

I don't need the government to tell me what to do. I don't need to conserve energy.


7:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Obama was so damn smart about reducing energy costs, he would support a federal mandate to reduce the workweek to four days. That would result in a net energy savings of 20% for folks who normally commute to work five days a week.

This air-in-the-tires foolishness shows that Obama may be a thinker but he sure isn't a leader.

Question: what do Osama and Obama have in common?

Answer: they both have friends who bombed the Pentagon.

4:01 PM  

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