A car guy who wants you to drive less.
NEW YORK - Mike Jackson has a prescription for reining in energy usage that is simple, straightforward and guaranteed to be effective. The CEO of AutoNation, the largest chain of auto dealers in the United States, suggests that the government raise the tax on gasoline by another $1 per gallon. If that sounds like suicide for someone who makes his living selling new cars, well, that's Jackson. Talking straight is his MO and he's using his bully pulpit to make a uniquely personal campaign against dependence on imported oil.