I think there’s a real lack of progressive engagement with the most pressing issue to most people – gas prices.
For people working 40 to 60 hours a week, looking for jobs, feeding their families, the latest EPA MACT rule isn’t even on their radar. They care about gas prices, which are really cutting into their budgets.
What needs to be said on the left, especially by Obama, is –
“Look, gas prices are going up, and there’s nothing we can do in the short term. The price of oil isn’t going down, that’s for sure. But we can do things to make sure that five years from now, ten years from now, we don’t go broke when gas prices spike.
The answer is clean energy. And we need to invest in it for the sake of our economy and our health. It’s not going to be there tomorrow if we dont work for it today.”