Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Do the simple things

Courtesy of Michael Gruwnwald at Time magazine.

No, properly inflated tires and regularly scheduled tune-ups will not (by themselves) solve our current energy situation. But Obama's point (and yes, he made a number of others) shows that there are many easy changes we can make that have surprisingly large effects. Tire inflation and tune-ups can together improve gas mileage by 7%. That's not huge, but it's something and it comes at a very low cost. The real question is why are Republicans spending their time ridiculing a simple, sensible idea?

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