McCain Economic Plan: More Gas Guzzlers

If the situation were not so serious, one would have to laugh. Sierra Club blogger Josh Doerner calls McSame’s ideas for fixing the economy his most ridiculous plan yet:

First, McCain trumpets his support for loans to help the auto industry. What he doesn’t tell you is that he was opposed to helping the automakers until just last month when he looked at his standing in the polls start to slide.

The Sierra Club knows times are tough in Michigan and supports helping the automakers, so long as they are serious about using the loans to retool in order to make real improvements in fleet-wide fuel economy.

McCain also trumpets his $5,000 tax credit for hybrid cars. Too bad Obama’s is $7,000.

Barack Obama’s plan: $150 billion investment in clean energy technologies, including giving automakers the help they need to double fuel economy and build the next generation of fuel-efficient vehicles right here in the U.S.

McCain’s plan: run the economy like a game show, offering gimmicks like a $300 million prize for car batteries and a gas tax holiday ridiculed by over 230 leading economists.

Which brings us to his latest gambit: more gas guzzlers. The ad says “more offshore drilling to lower gas prices to spur truck sales.” Too bad his plan won’t do a thing to lower gas prices or solve Detroit’s long-term problems.

This is the second McCain ad just this week to repeat the completely discredited claim that offshore drilling will lower gas prices. Even McCain himself has admitted that his drilling plan would merely offer “psychological relief.”

Read, read, read:

New McCain Economic Plan: More Gas Guzzlers


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