From the post, quote:
The only policies I can think of that would surely accomplish the $2.00 a gallon target are:Yes, you are missing something.
1) The seizure by force and nationalized exploitation of a large proportion of the world’s oil supply.Am I missing something?
2) The massive federal subsidization of fuel costs.
3) The fomenting of a second global recession as bad as or worse than the last one, complete with negative global GDP growth.
4) Allow a Level 4 outbreak to occur worldwide. Zombies don't drive cars, so demand will fall significantly if 5 billion people are infected.
That would do the trick. Zombies don't destroy drilling and refining facilities, either. Just keep a cadre of skilled workers to operate the plants from getting killed or infected and we're set in the gas price department.
Alternatively, Bachman may be promising '$2 gas' and not '$2 a gallon gas' and is intending to go full Carter on us and make us use the vastly inferior Metric System and sell us $2 a liter gas. Which may be cheaper, I don't know. It's the damn Metric System!
I don't know which is more monstrous, the Zombie outbreak, or "Carter's Folly," the Metric System. The gram, weighs as much as a simple raisin. About as much as a paper clip, now isn't that amazin'! PAH!