[FONT="Times New Roman"]I believe in the free market, but corporate bailouts, organized by the GOP, have no place n the free market.
I'm not going to look at the roll call votes. But I'm pretty positive most, if not all, corporate bailouts have been pretty bipartisan.
I thought that was fairly obvious.
Sorry, your Clinton reference didn't make sense to me since the SPR was started in the mid-70's if I remember correctly. Tapping the SPR would do hardly nothing to help gas prices. The point of the SPR is in an emergency. Like a war or another OPEC oil stoppage. I'm fine with tapping it during a hurricane or some other major catastrophe, but there are only about 30 days of oil in it, how much could it really help gas prices? It's purely a political appeasing move, the same type of move you disagreed with earlier.
It isn't a matter of dictating prices (though the federal government has, historically, done that), it's a matter of confronting OPEC by dropping the market price of oil, which would force speculators to decrease the price.
You act like that would be easy to do?
You're absolutely right that we need to utilize alternative fuels, but we need something to ease the price of oil to make a transition viable.
As we use less oil and more alternative energy sources, oil prices begin to decline. Right now oil is down some 35% right now from all-time highs. That's the only way we are going to make the prices come down, through competing alternatives.
Obama will, as a result of ending the war
And so will McCain according to the new troop plan agreed to by the Iraqi and American governments. There is no way Obama pulls out troops a moment sooner. It's just like when Pelosi promised to do the same in 06' when she was campaigning to be Speaker.
As far as overall spending, McCain is no stranger to going after earmarks, I have much more confidence in his ability to live up to controlling spending than Obama. Especially with Obama's Healthcare plans.