Dan Quayle was ridiculed out of the Presidential race because he spelled potato wrong... yet Obama continually makes foolish statements and he's still in the race for the Presidency.
Obama believes that if everyone inflated their tires and had regular tuneups, they would "save" as much gas as could be drilled out of American deposits.
Here's the problem with gas.
China has 6 billion people, and they're gradually getting cars. They're going to buy gas for those cars, and where are they going to get it? From countries that hate us. Once China's gas purchasing goes up, the Arabs and Venezuela won't need to sell oil to us to make money.
And once they don't need to sell it to us, they won't.
So our entire economy will grind to a halt.
Then, we'll start drilling on our own resources, you may be sure. And when we start drilling, we'll have to wait 10 years for those benefits, and at the end of those 10 years, we'll be the third world country and China will be in economic charge of the world...