Samuel Tenenbaum is one of the most ardent members of the Energy Party, and he continues to push, with his characteristic energy, his own favored solution. I got this e-mail this morning:
Time for a national speed limit of 55 mph. Chevron says that it will save us 22
BILLION gallons of gas which would reduce the price of oil by the barrel by 8-10
dollars which would reduce on a per day basis millions of dollars to the
petrodictators and save lives here on our higways. It also reduces trade
deficits , reduces inflationary and interest rate pressures, health care costs
and care insurance with the reduced accident rates and it will be the the only
thing that we as a people have sacrificed for the wars. Can the
American people give up speed to honor those who have died fighting ? Do we have
any leader who will lead ? Where is the American media ? If not now , when ?
Remember, Ch[a]vez, Putin and Ahmadinejab are laughing all the way to the bank .
Are you ?
I confess that, knowing my own impatience as a driver, I balk at this one, too — but Samuel’s right. I push for the higher gas tax, he pushes for this. We should do both. They are indeed the least we could do.