gas prices

driving into work this morning (yeah lil brother, my 7 minute commute to work) I was listening to the radio as I typically do…

they were discussing the hot topics of the day…

and as with any other day, they were talking about the record gas prices we have been seeing for quite some time now…

they were then pointing out the given reasons for the cost of the high gas prices…

back in the late 2001 and early 2002, the oil companies blamed low gas prices and lower profits as the reasons they were not expanding the refineries in the US to meet what would eventually be high demand in the coming years…

now after many quarters or record profits you think they could now expand and enhance those refineries, right??

nope…now the oil companies are blaming high demand and low supplies for not allowing them the ability to build more refineries or enhance those already in existence…

um, ok…you can't have it both ways folks….

at what point do we say enough is enough?

i am adamantly against ANY type of government oversight into limiting the profits of these companies…
that is a socialist society and not a capitalistic society…
i am however for the advancement of alternative fuels and the lowered dependence on fossil fuels…
some day we hopefully will get there and then the oil companies won't have these record profits…

they won't be able to talk out of both sides of their mouths….
then the cycle will be in full effect…

oh, and also, the whole Democratic Party pledge to do something about outrageous gas prices was just a farce as expected…
actually, they can't even get their priorities straight to get a full grasp of the issue…
they want to LOWER gas prices but RAISE standards on how much is done to protect the environment..
don't they understand it is about supply and demand here folks??
if you want LOWER gas prices, then you need to have MORE supply..
by RAISING the standards for gasoline emissions to protect the environment you are essentially reducing the supply, thus pushing UP the price of gas…

i mean honestly….

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