UndertakerLives said: ONE MORE TIME:
WHAT DO YOU EXPECT WITH TWO... COUNT 'EM... TWO OIL MEN IN THE WHITE HOUSE?
Come on man this argument is so tired, you don't really believe that do you? Gas prices are rising so quickly because demand is increasing. Worldwide demand for oil is 87 million barrels a day, Worldwide production is at 85 million barrels a day, do the math. You really want to solve the problem, start building refineries HERE, NOW, and allow more domestic drilling. Come on the Chinese have just signed a 100 year lease to drill off the coast of Cuba, 50 MILES OFF OUR OWN COAST! We need to invest in multiple forms of energy to be independent, that includes Nuclear, Solar, Wind, Ethanol (not corn based thats a scam). The problem is all these damn politicians are beholden to the damn "Green" lobby. Anyone who comes up with a common sense solution gets demagouged or laughed out of commitee. You couple all this with the fact that energy traders are speculating up the price, and everyone is worried that the middle east is headed for real trouble(Iran vs Israel anyone) and there is your high gas price. Vote these bums out of office, Congress has done more to raise gas prices than anyone else. Its so much easier to blame the oil companies, but has no basis in fact. The major US oil companies control only 5% of the world oil market share, you really think that they have that much say in oil prices! Their profit margin is 9% thats it folks, the make about 9 cents on a gallon, how much does the Federal Government make on a gallon of gas 18 cents(for doing nothing), there's your "obscene profits" right there. I'm a republican but I switched to independent and voted for a democrat in our congressional distrct because he had a good energy plan and a background in the energy industry, he didn't even make it past the primaries, it just goes to show you we keep voting the same bums in!