New emissions standards also proposed by EPA
Published: Friday, March 29 2013 6:05 p.m. MDT
Since it is fashionable in some circles to blame Obama every time prices go up,
shouldn't we be hearing some praise and thanks now?
Didn't the right tell us gas would be well over five dollies a gallon by
Yes, Phrane, I believe they did. But believing much of anything that comes from
that side of the fence is simply not worth the effort.
Why should we be thanking anybody for $3.50 a gallon gas? $3.50 is not cheap.
Back in the days of hurricane Katrina gas went from $1.90 to $2.65 overnight and
everybody had a heart attack about it. But now so many of you think $3.50 is
fine. The problem is our government and the oil companies have conditioned us
to believe that $3.50 is a good price. It's not!
Well, Brave Sir, whatcha gonna do about it? I remember well when it was 25
cents a gallon. Of course I was earning $55 for a six night weekly shift. My
first teaching job back in 1961 paid $3000 a year. Bread was 15 cents a loaf
and college tuition was something like $120 per quarter.And now the
GOP is trying to condition everyone to think that raising the minimum wage would
be a bad thing and that Social Security is evil.We subsidize oil
companies. Can you imagine gas prices without subsidy? But hey, we gotta keep
those investment hedge futures oil brokers and their Congressional flunkies
rolling in dough, don't we?
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