From Joe Dulin's blog
Candidate for Utah State Senate District 25
Like everyone else I have been thinking a lot about energy lately.
How do we reduce the cost of a barrel of oil?
I guess we could emulate the ice cream vendors and reduce the size of the barrel. Just imagine the savings per barrel if we made the barrel say, ¼ its current size! We would be back to $35 p/bbl overnight.
Or perhaps we could convert to the metric system and post prices per liter instead of per gallon. Heck, with that plan we would once again see $1.00 posted at our favorite filling station. That would alleviate some of the sticker shock and make filling her up a tad easier on the psyche not to mention your blood pressure.
To save money on gas I have been looking into mailing my car to wherever I want go. I think the postage might be cheaper than driving. However, I am not sure I want to spend my summer standing in the postal service line and dealing with the uncertainty that my car will ever arrive at its destination in my lifetime.
There is a certain appeal to think that we can just drill more holes in the ground right here in our own backyard and find some more oil. In the 10 to 20 years it will take for that oil to get to market, Alzheimer’s might set in and I won’t even remember that gas used to cost me a buck a gallon.
We could invade a foreign country that has lots of oil, be welcomed as liberators and cut ourselves a sweetheart deal on cheap crude. I wonder if that has ever been thought of before. Do you think it could work?
Seriously folks: Fuel Costs us over $4 gallon today and grocery costs are skyrocketing due the undeniable truth that our Republican leadership’s energy policies have failed us. We need to stay ahead of the Global competition. We need leadership that will make Geothermal Power, Wind Power and Solar power economic realities. America has always led the way in technological innovation and entrepreneurial spirit. We can’t afford 4 more years of the same old outdated energy policies. We need change. It is time to give Democrats a chance this fall.