The Price of Gas - Buddy Can You Spare a Dime?
(Credit: AP/Butch Dill)
Republican candidates, faced with improving economics news in employment figures and on Wall Street (although with the latest Goldman Sachs press, we'll have to see how good that news remains) started looking for another issue... One that isn't as controversial as their recent debates on social values. Everyone can agree on gas prices, right? Well, not exactly.
Wouldn't have been Harvard, and not Wharton, or they'd know
Shale oil down from Canada won't make the prices low.
Not the kind - not fast enough - to show up at the pump.
Nope, that's not the reason that the prices seemed to jump.
Prices have been climbing due to tensions with Iran
And because the speculators figure they should plan
Just in case Israelis try and bomb nuclear plants;
Finally sick and tired of the Ayatollah's rants.
Plus, there's the refineries; we do not have enough.
People blame the President when lots of other stuff
Is the reason for the pain we've all begun to feel;
But, $2 bucks a gallon Speaker Gingrich? Please. Get real.
Okay, okay... I know that Newt is only promising $2.50 a gallon, but fifty is hard to rhyme. Nifty? Shifty? Hmmm... Shifty. That might have worked.