Ok, it is time to fire them all. I mean it. ALL of them have to go. Republican, Democrat, Independent, Socialist, Commie and Obama. They all have to be fired. Some in Congress want to nationalize oil companies. Others want to nationalize health care (we are half way there already).
Now some in Congress believe that you are too stupid to know how to drive and pay for the gas yourself. They do not believe that you are capable of knowing when and how to limit yourself.
WASHINGTON - An influential Republican senator suggested Thursday that Congress might want to consider reimposing a national speed limit to save gasoline and, in turn possibly ease fuel prices.
Sen. John Warner, R-Va., asked Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman to look into what speed limit would provide optimum gasoline efficiency given current technology. He said he wants to know if the administration might support efforts in Congress to require a lower speed limit.
Warner cited studies that showed the 55 mph speed limit saved 167,000 barrels of oil a day, or 2 percent of the country's highway fuel consumption, while avoiding up to 4,000 traffic deaths a year.
"Given the significant increase in the number of vehicles on America's highway system from 1974 to 2008, one could assume that the amount of fuel that could be conserved today is far greater," Warner wrote ...