Originally Posted by Ridgerunner
Thanks for the input Chris
-and your testimonial goes right to my point on fuel costs-they are rising at a rate that only blows a budget and its all about GREED. Period. I DO NOT 'expect' cheap fuel as an "entitlement". I always worked for what I have-and hard too. Just keep checking the profit margin the oil guys enjoy as related to those prices. Then tell me it's a good balance for the greater good.
I think the number is 3BILLION dollars in PROFT A MONTH is what the major oil companies are pulling in!!!! How do they make record profits and say the price of petrol is not their fault! The Saudi's are correct, there is enough oil on the market! Oil companies like Shell, Chevron, Connoco/Phillips are gouging americans and manipulating oil futures in an attempt to force the public to allow more drilling in the US. They took note during the California energy crisis when energy companies slowed output to create a false shortage and now look, the PUC is planning to permit new power plants in Nor Cal.
IMO the oil companies are strong arming americans into permitting new oil drilling on the contenental US (and off shore) so they have the ability to control it, not like the volitile middle east or central america where their intrests could be confiscated by governments, remember IRAN? Where is the best place to drill, well your back yard silly!
How was that for a rant! Keep in mind Im a red blooded, meat eating, gun tote'in, Republican, not some enviromentalist or tree hugger or some sissy who thinks smokin pot and free hugs will create world peace. And this is all JMO!