From Joe's post dated November 10 in the year of our Lord 2008:
Get ready for $4.00/gallon or more gas again next summer, people ... Let us see, gas lines, runaway inflation and high unemployment. ...The only bright side is I can gloat and say "I told you so" to all of you economically ignorant mofos voting for hope and change.
This is the point at which a good little writer would round up a whole bunch of solid numbers and links touting low gas prices, a soaring stock market, booming economic growth and job creation, but I'm not going to do that. Michael Grunwald did it in this piece for Politico:
Mitt Romney promised to bring unemployment down to 6 percent in his first term; it’s already down to 5.8 percent, half the struggling eurozone’s rate. Newt Gingrich promised $2.50 gas; it’s down to $2.38. Crime, abortion, teen pregnancy and oil imports are also way down, while renewable power is way up and the American auto industry is booming again.
As for poor ol' Joe and the rest of the silly righties, if you want to feel better about your disastrous predictions, scoot on over to the gas station and fill 'er up. Then calculate what that four-dollar-a-gallon tank would have cost and how much you "saved."
Now then, run along back home and write a check in that amount and send it along to your favorite charity.
Can't decide? I'll make it easy for you. Just send the check to me:
P. O. Box 470167
Broadview Heights, OH 44147
Thanks in advance and enjoy a (very economically) Happy New Year!
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