Thursday, April 07, 2011

 

Obama: Expect little short-term relief on gas prices


Obama needled one questioner who asked about gas prices, now averaging close to $3.70 a gallon nationwide, and suggested that the gentleman consider getting rid of his gas-guzzling vehicle.

“If you’re complaining about the price of gas and you’re only getting 8 miles a gallon, you know,” Obama said laughingly. “You might want to think about a trade-in.”




Surprise, surprise, the Associated Press has wiped the quote from their coverage.

Via Instapundit: Reader Jennifer Townsend writes: “One point in the video that is not being commented on is Obama seems stunned that someone might actually *need* a larger vehicle rather than using it as a status symbol. ‘You may have a big family, but it probably isn’t that big.’ When children are in car seats, you can fit two children in a sedan. You might be able to squeeze three car seats into a smaller SUV but not comfortably. More than three children and a van or large SUV are the only options. And children are being required to stay in car seats for longer and longer periods of time, upwards to age 12.”


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