First presidential contender to suggest price controls on gas

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by TGregg, Mar 12, 2008.

Who'll be the first presidential contender to suggest price controls on gas?

  1. Clinton

    3 vote(s)
    33.3%
  2. McCain

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Obama

    6 vote(s)
    66.7%
  1. TGregg

    TGregg

    You make the call.
     
  2. will have my vote
    :D
     
  3. This isn't possible unless the government is willing to eat the losses. Crude price is set by the global market. The US gov can eliminate gas taxes, but nada mas, unless it pays. I don't think this will ever happen cause Yanks drive too much anyway.

    A good deep recession will bring prices down quick enough.
     
  4. TGregg

    TGregg

    It already happened once, with predictable results (shortages).

    But that was a generation ago. If I were a cynical power mad contender like our current three are, I'd already have my speech written. When gas peaks this summer, I'd launch an assault on corporate greed, demand price controls on gasoline and scream for more ethanol. That'd cause shortages of food and gas of course, but I'd get votes.

    There's no problem so big that government and idjut voters can't come along and make it even worse.