This must be a troll? You really think we are going to see lower oil prices
when the energy companies have friends in the White House like George W, slick
Dick and Mrs Rice (Chevron has named a super tanker after her). Well at least
Dick Cheney puts that million dollars a year he receives from Halliburton as a
consulting fee into a blind trust.
I don't have to guess because in my State the amount of State and Federal tax
is posted on the pump. However, those taxes don't account for current increases
in fuel prices. Despite the State and Federal taxes on fuel, we still have
some of the lowest fuel prices in the world. I'm sure fuel prices are lower in
a place like Saudi Arabia. Perhaps you would like to live there? That's not
to say they would not have lower fuel prices if we had an administration
without energy industry people in it.
Just an observation about "oil men" and left-wing vs. right-wing:
Al Gore's family fortune is in Occidental Petroleum. (Don't believe
me? Do some homework.) I don't think he would have been any better or
worse than the current prez, BUT he probably would've manipulated things
to his advantage too (and we'd still be having this conversation).
Perhaps instead of Iraq, we'd be invading Columbia today (ostentsibly for
the "war on drugs", but actually to save Occidental's pipeline down
there)..... something like that.
I'd love to see some sweeping legislative changes and better quality
representation (I'm speaking of the Federal level in particular, in this
The problem: Repulicans and Democrats are essentially the same party now.
The Solution: Vote another party.
Two points on this and I'm done:
- I'm not going to suggest which one to vote-- look at your ideals;
consider what kind of world you'd like to live in, examine the other
political parties --and choose one yourself.
- Don't give me that "throw your vote away" baloney. There are a
LOT of non Repub/Demo officeholders at local levels of gov't (a few in
state legislatures and at the national level). Your vote does matter!
P.S. -- My swipe at an energy policy designed to protect corporate financial
interests (entangled with incredibly poorly handled foreign policy) is to
get an MB diesel (had it less than a year!) so that I can run locally
produced biodiesel. I'd like to make some myself one of these days.
I agree there really is only one party. Those who believe that the
parties are truely different are mistaken. There can be little doubt
when you have the same corporations contributing to "both" parties.
When you have a republican administration deficit spending at a pace
greater than any democrat, it is ever amusing to read postings about
liberals vs. conservatives. Yes, we have the finest polticians that
money can buy.
But you really want to run your mercedes on biodiesel? Are you going
to put a preheater in your secondary biodiesel fuel tank? I've read
that you have to run diesel #2 thru the engine before shut down or you
end up with solid biodiesel in your fuel lines after cool down. No
easy way to restart those diesels.
Chas Hurst didn't write the first line or an other line above.
Having said that; there's no reason why "biodiesel" need be used in a car.
We can save just as much money by using it in stationary situations like
heating or generating electricity.
And let us not forget the first countries to run out of domestic oil loose
and loose big time. We should pump out Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran and send
them back to what ever they were doing before they sold oil for a living.
You might as well blame Carter for the opec policy of the time. Although, his
policy was likely a reaction to opec policy. Now there is one less vote on
opec since we "liberated" Iraq. Oh well, they wanted to sell their oil for
euros instead of american dollars anyway. Perhaps, oil prices will drop if we
liberate another oil producer?
I propose that we "liberate" Texas. Destroy their police forces, open the
prisons, eliminate whatever semblance of civil order they have; close the
hospitals; and encourage the citizens to turn to piracy, random violence, and
anarchy. In the end, I;m sure they will thank us for it. While we are at it, we
can pay Halliburton to being them gasoline from Louisiana for, say, $4.00 a
425 White Horse Pike
wing socialists impose an energy policy on us while Dubya is president?<<
Dubya has a policy all right. The Genral Accounting Office is suing Vice
President Cheney to get information regarding Chenety's "Energy Task Force"
meetings which according to a CNN report on the GAO lawsuit, claims...
"Cheney has shared limited information, but only as it relates to Enron Corp.,
the now-bankrupt energy trader. He told lawmakers that he met with Enron
officials, including former CEO Ken Lay, six times last year. "
W has a policy alright. We just aren't allowed to know what it is.
425 White Horse Pike
Wake up and smell the Deisel #2. Goerge W has an energy policy. It exists but
we have to guess what it is. Not that it takes much imagination to know that
it's not a good thing for the open market or for taxpayers in general.
Left wing socialists? Would those be the people in both major parties
providing corporate sweet heart deals and subsidies to their friends in
exchange for contributions to their re-election campaigns?
Say what? You end nearly every one of your posts with your whining about left
wing socialists who will raise your fuel prices. I'm still trying to determine
who they might be. Do you have multiple personalities? No doubt you write
your postings from a computer in your padded room at the hospital.
Well it's my turn to apologise. Stan de SD is the whiner, not you. These
threads get stacked up and make attribution difficult.
But my multiple personalities are really none of your concern.
Since when is pointing out facts "whining", especially when many
left-wingers openly advocate raising fuel taxes in the US to bring our
prices more in-line with Europe? Sorry you can't deal with reality...
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