Ha ha! That Barack Obama and his stupid tire pressure gauge ... what a maroon!
Obama's Deflating Campaign
... Obama's solution is to tell people to inflate their tires. "Making sure your tires are properly inflated, simple thing, but we could save all the oil that they're talking about getting off drilling, if everybody was just inflating their tires and getting regular tuneups," Obama said. "You could actually save just as much."
But how many people are driving around on flat tires anyway? He thinks this will increase efficiency by 3%, but there's no guarantee that even 3% of cars need tires inflated. Obama goes on and on about alternative energy, but there are no foreseeable alternatives to oil at all in the next 50 or even 100 years.
Um ... whoops (emphasis tail-waggingly added):
According to the Department of Energy, underinflated tires alone cost the country more than 1.25 billion gal. of gasoline annually—roughly 1 percent of the total consumption of 142 billion gal. According to the Annual Energy Outlook 2007, published by the Energy Information Administration, offshore drilling would increase domestic production of crude oil by only about 1 percent.
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