Skip to comments.CBS News Portrays $7 Gas as Positive
Posted on 06/27/2008 11:15:43 AM PDT by Rufus2007
Expensive gas isn't so bad to the "CBS Evening News," as long as it promotes an agenda that caters to left-of-center sensibilities and makes Americans behave more like Europeans.
Economists from Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) (NYSE:CM) forecasted $7-a-gallon gas prices by 2010, which according to some analysts would force 10 million vehicles off U.S. roads over four years. CIBC based its prediction on $200-per-barrel oil by 2010.
"In fact, by 2012, higher prices could send an additional 10 million vehicles off the road," CBS correspondent Priya David said June 26. Although $7 gas would do the most harm to low-income Americans, David praised the effects it would have in easing congestion.
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CBS News is also under the impression that they are a News organization.
It think $7.00 a gallon gas is part of that “new direction” that “americans” have been telling the pollsters that they want to go in. That and adding a hammer and sickle to the stars and stripes. Old Glory decked out in red and yellow instead of red, white and blue after January 2009 is really going to be an eye opener.
...and he is an abject marxist.
Of course it’s positive.
The people this will force out of their cars aren’t enlightened newsroom people. It’s something that’ll happen to those bitter religious folks in small towns that you see on TV.. why they’re barely people at all, what’s a little want and inconvenience for them when carbon footprints are at stake?
Pass the beaujolais!
I hate it when these people pat us on the head...
...especially at the grocery store, where there would be far fewer people in line, because they'd spent all their money on gas. These upscale liberal weasels just have no clue of the pain some people are in. Anyone who can up their charitable giving at all, please do so. These are our neighbors. I just found out the people three doors down from us walked away and let the bank take their house.
PELOSI-REID CONGRESS PUTS MOTORING PUBLIC AT HIGHER RISK!
— NEW MPG STANDARDS REDUCE SAFETY OF VEHICLES TO UNACCEPTABLE
LEVELS FOR CRASHWORTHINESS!
— designers of cars have reached a Point of Diminished Safety as they are forced
to use more and more light materials that expose driver and passengers to
greater physical harm in a crash! Slower speeds would help but they are not
enforceable in the American Culture! Problem? Lack of Personal Discipline in our
— putting POLITICS above the SAFETY OF THE CITIZEN IS NOT ACCEPTABLE!
— should POLITICIANS who cannot pass an 8th grade science test decide what
kind of cars and products you should buy?
— WHERE DO THEY FIND THEIR EXPERTS WHO TESTIFY REGARDING SCIENCE &
TECHNOLOGY? ANSWER: UNIVERSITIES, GREEN THINK TANKS &
PROFESSORS WHO WANT MULT-MILLION DOLLAR GOVNMT RESEARCH
I think this will really boomerang on them, though. The American people are getting more and more fed up with the Pelosi-Reid run-up in gas prices.
Yea, and they are all Socialist creeps that want America to go down so they can take over and run our country their way. They were shaking in their boots when The Supreme Court ruled the Washington D. C. gun ban was unconstitutional.
"This is Brian Jones. The carbon footprint of this city just got a little smaller. Air pollution, water pollution, and greenhouse gases are all expected to diminish in the wake of this afternoon's brutal killing of a family of six ..."
Behave like Europeans? Did the idiots who wrote this piece actually have a clue about how bad traffic is in any major European city? Apparently $10 a gallon gas isn’t causing people there to abandon their cars.
I Know! I know! Let’s raise food prices until we cure Obesity in America!
Obviously I need to live in a city, close to a bus, where i can grow my own vegetables and have a chicken and a goat at least. Maybe then I could afford to live in this new world.
....our local food bank is T-A-P-P-E-D O-U-T....they’ve never seen such an onslaught....we’re taking down one pound bags of rice, beans, ect.
(It would certainly ease congestion.)
He’s actually right. I already can see a difference on the roads. This will mean that only the rich will be able to drive, and they will enjoy less congestion. So much for liberals caring for the poor! We now know that between their socialist agenda and the poor which one is more important!
Exactly. They want us to look like China.
IF they so badly want us to behave like Europeans, lets by all means do so.
Let’s start by upping the amount of our electricity produced by nuclear (Europe has far more than the US), and lets start importing their European diesel vehicles too (some of which get 75 mpg)!
But when? Apparently it's not at $4 a gallon. $5? $6? $10? What is it going to take to get people to wake up? Tell you what, if I were a RAT politician, I'd be doing the same thing because it sure doesn't look like it's going to be any time soon. They could actually get serious majorities in both houses of Congress and grab the White House while they're advocating policies directly contributing to $4 and higher gas. That's astounding! It's also absolutely terrifying for what it says about the voting public.
The way they're going to care for the poor is to hire extra gardeners, so the ones they have won't have to work so hard.
Bitter religious folk
Here in the People's Republic of New York, the Politburo put an additional $1.75 tax on cigarettes at the beginning of this month. $5 one day, $6.75 the next. You would think that would make enough of an impression on people to do something. You would think. So here's my wife who makes her own with an injector (thanks to a great post that appeared in these parts a few years back) talking to coworkers last week about the high prices and telling them how she makes her own and it's lot less money plus they don't have all the garbage in them that premade cigarettes have. Do I need to finish the story? Yup, they all said, "Oh, that's too much work. I can't be bothered doing all that!"
So despite an enormous tax increase that upset these people and the offer of a solution to counteract it, they don't want do anything about it. Complain? Sure. Do anything? No. Pathetic. Utterly, utterly pathetic. And you know it's the same pathetic attitude they have about oil prices.
I read the article, but couldn’t find where anyone was portraying $7.00 gas as positive.
How will they ever make up all that lost revenue. Hmm.
Everything the left does and wants to do seems to screw the poor.
Sending 20+ million illegals back home will get 10 million vehicles off the road as well. That would also go a long way toward fighting the dreaded urban sprawl.
This is what I can't begin to figure out.