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Reduce the work week to 4 days, 32 hours and save 15 million barrels of imported oil per week

There is no energy crisis

There is no need for politicians to trot out elaborate and unintelligible energy policy papers.

There is no need for the country to hand over money to pork barrel projects to “develop” exotic energy technologies.

There is no need to embark on a crash program to bring nuclear power plants online.

There is no need to begin drilling in some of the most ecologically sensitive areas of our nation.

There are just two gangs in Washington, as usual, hoping to keep the most people miserable for the longest time in order to make all the above look reasonable.

From the New York Times:

Even as politicians heatedly debate opening new regions to drilling, corralling energy speculators, or starting an Apollo-like effort to find renewable energy supplies, analysts say the real source of the problem is closer to home. In fact, it’s parked in our driveways.

Nearly 70 percent of the 21 million barrels of oil the United States consumes every day goes for transportation, with the bulk of that burned by individual drivers, according to the National Commission on Energy Policy, a bipartisan research group that advises Congress.

All Washington has to do is reduce the work week to four days, 32 hours, and high gasoline prices will disappear.

If the guy you are supporting for president isn’t supporting a four day work week, he cannot be trusted with your vote.

It is that simple.

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