Welcome to Bush's Republican America! Don't ya just love it?
How about establishing a coalition of Democrats and Republicans and writing,
calling and in some other creative ways TELLING them that they either need to
get with it or they are OUT ! ! We have an election coming up where at least
half of the congressional representatives are up for re-election. Let's tell
them what WE THE PEOPLE are going to do if they don't get their act together.
And let's work together. This is really not a political thing - don't worry
about if each other is Democrat or Republican. If we don't do anything NOW,
they, the BIG GUYS, will sink us whether we are Republicans or Democrats. Let's
DO IT ! !
You all missed your chance to vote for Ron Paul. Neither Obama nor McCain is
going to change anything. The forces are in place. When are you going to figure
out that whether there is some big conspiracy to hold oil off the market or Peak
Oil is real, there is effectively a SHORTAGE and you are gonna have to deal with
This problem goes back a heck of a lot further than George Bush (1 or 2). The
folks running the oil industry world-wide are the modern day Gadianton
robbers--conspiracy is their middle name. They have heavily contributed to the
political campaigns of both republican and democratic candidates for president
for a hundred years--probably longer if you go back to the old Standard Oil.
They are heavily connected with international banking interests and it is quite
an eyeopener to see how interlocked the directorites of various national and
multi-national corporations are with the oil interests. These people are not
patriotic members of their various nations--they intend to control the economies
of the world, and they're well on their way.
The ONLY good thing about having Obama elected will be that oil won't drop in
price, and you will have to find some other republican to blame. Too bad your
Democratic Congress can't reduce the price of oil either!!!
"Oil was 25.00 dollars a barrel pre-invasion today it is 138.00 a barrel" -Capt.
SmashI am no fan of GWB, but the world oil production curve was
destined to go flat more or less now regardless of who was in the White House.
Oil is simply following the often repeated, easily predictable production
profile of any finite natural resource. World oil production is doing exactly
what it was predicted it would do in 1956 When GWB was 10 years old. Google "M
"Just think all you Utah GOP Rethuglicans; Oil was 25.00 dollars a barrel
pre-invasion today it is 138.00 a barrel."The Democrats promised
before they took Congress that they would lower gas prices. And what have they
accomplished lately? Well every quarter they publicly abuse oil company CEOs,
who, every quarter, try to explain the economics of oil to elected
representatives that know nothing about it and aren't interested in learning.These are the same people that passed an energy bill with an ethanol
mandate...and are now scratching their heads wondering why food prices went up.
They've also passed laws that will keep oil produced from the Alberta tar sands
out of the U.S., on account that it produces too much CO2. They won the battle
to keep drillers out of ANWR, and they keep drillers off the U.S. coast. Yeah, they sound like exactly the party we should choose to lower oil
To: "Anonymous | 12:41 p.m." I couldn't have said it better myself.
Just think all you Utah GOP Rethuglicans; Oil was 25.00 dollars a barrel
pre-invasion today it is 138.00 a barrel. We had a budget surplus before Mr.
Bush was sworn in to office. Now we have a deficit. He has hurt this country in
so many ways by not listening and by not thinking. So lets go Utah
lets all vote for McCain! Obama 08/12
I guess we should just all park our cars for good and go and purchase a bike and
a helmet. Either that or we just go back to the good old days of horse and
buggy. Then you save money. You won't have to spend money on car ins. or gas. So
whoever says updating everything is for good isn't always right.
"I know that we are generally against big government intervention in free-market
systems, but is this free, no-holds barred capitalism all that it's cracked up
to be?"Yes.Supply of oil is showing signs of responding
to increase in cost. The cost of exploration (geophysicists, engineers, sonar
ships, etc.) has doubled in the last year because now oil producers are putting
in wells as quickly as they can and producers are competing for exploratory
services. That means more oil is coming down the pike in a few
years.If the price rise lagged demand more, this increased emphasis
on exploration would be slower, causing shortages, rationing, and even more
expensive gas. By the way, futures trading is an effect, and not a
cause, of the mismatch between supply and demand. If supply could cover demand,
traders would not make any money off of oil. If you want to pin
blame for oil prices, pin it on India, China, and the other countries that
subsidize their oil. In effect, their citizens pay an artificially low price in
exchange for their governments going into debt to pay for it. This makes demand
When you stop and think about it, how else do our CEO's make gazillions today?
The auto industry? No.Manufacturing? No.Oil and war are the only
ways to make it big.Any idea how much $$$$ Dick and Lynn Cheney's
Halliburton and Lockheed Martin are generating.Off the (blanking) charts!
Thank you George Bush, your secret energy task force has been a big success for
the oil companies. The American consumers are the ones getting ripped off.
This problem is the result of increased demand in Asia and little or no increase
in supplies or production. This is accompanied by unscrupulous traders who know
how to drive up the price for their own profit. Those of you who
keep blaming Bush are just looking for something to blame on Bush. This has
little if anything to do with him.
To "American Fork | 12:22 p.m." you should look up on Wikipedia to see who is
the worst president ever. Bush only is listed as the worst by liberals. Bush
usually was listed higher than Carter.
Supply&Demand accounts for 1/2 of crude oil's high price, the other 1/2 of the
high price is because of the futures trading of crude. Knock that factor out
and get oil's per barrel price back down to the OPEC benchmark, currently at
around $70, and watch prices at the pump plummet.That of course
would mean the government taking the move to not allow oil, a national security
item, to be speculated with in the 'free markets,' which actually is a code term
for 'free wheeling!.'By the way, if supply&demand is supposed to be
the reason for high oil prices, even with the Chinese factored in, why has it
continued rising, when here in America alone oil consumption has not risen but
fallen substantially compared to a year ago? Even with the Chinese taking up
that lack they have not matched the downturn in overall consumption by
America.So much for free wheeling supply&demand economics, that
really are excuses for continuing the Corporate Socialism and Rich Pigs Greed
that is making war on working middle-class Americans (and the rest of the
world).Time to regulate oil/fuel like a public utility. Our
national security may well depend on it!
No matter how many posters state matter of factly that "There is no shortage",
there is definitely a shortage.There are hundreds of oil companies.
The 13 biggest are national oil companies that manage the resources of their
respective nations. Number 14 is Exxon. The remaining several hundred aspire to
become the next Exxon by finding, producing, and selling as much oil at a profit
as they can. If the oil was there to find and produce, it would be.From EIA website:"Total proved reserves of crude oil in the United
States, as of year-end 2006, are 20.97 billion barrels, a 3.6 percent decrease
from those of 2005." This represents about 1000 days of US oil
consumption. No wonder we import so much.I invite anyone, as always,
to verify what I say at the US Energy Information Administration website. I
challenge anyone who asserts that there is no shortage of oil to provide some
reputable authority to back up that claim.
Bush is the worst president ever.
"The sky is falling! That is the next excuse the "speculators" will use to price
us to oblivion. Or, they will speculate that armagedon is approaching."If oil & gas prices keep going up, there will be "Armageddon" and people in
the U.S. will still be singing that tired old hippy song, "all we are saying, is
give peace a chance!"!This BS has got to stop---it will bankrupt the
U.S. economy. What is going on is wholesale manipulation of the market. This is
what happens when political correcness, environmentalism run amok and phony
political leaders are elected over and over again by a dumbed down populace.When will the public say "enough is enough?" Probably when we're all
standing in soup lines!How about a stanza of "Kumbaya" everybody?
Wake up America, the "bells are tolling" for you!
Oil is one greedy, manipulated industry. The oil companies are buying off the
speculators. The oil companies back and buyoff everyone on Capital Hill, they
turn there heads and laugh. Pres and Vice Pres are both oil men from oil
industry, dont you think they want to pad there portfolio. Why does'nt a large
investment firm get investigated for fraud and manipulation, because our elected
officials want a bigger payout on there stock! Elect new officials, clean house
on Captial Hill. We need to get involved politcally and quit trusting Capital
The sky is falling! That is the next excuse the "speculators" will use to price
us to oblivion. Or, they will speculate that armagedon is approaching. Or, the
boogy man is coming. There is no oil shortage, PERIOD! What the oil companies
have done is created a demand for alternative fuel powered vehicles by ripping
us off everytime we go to the pump. I say lets use nuclear power to generate
hydrogen in vast quantities to power our cars. We would benefit from less
polution. Oh yeah, hydrogen is too dangerous, afterall, it did explode on the
Hindenberg. Whatever. Oh yeah, Jane Fonda did prove that nuclear is bad in her
scientific movie, The China Syndrome. I really don't see much more that we can
withstand. BTW, your precious republicans are not protecting your interests.
They do put on a good show by having the oil execs answer questions. The oil
execs are the ones representing you.
The interesting thing is will such prices bring forth alternatives? It should. Oil shale, tar sands, coal gasification, and a host of other
technologies are now potentially profitable.But, any alternatives
will take years to have much impact.We need to drill more oil now in
Alaska, off the coast and elsewhere. It is time for the environmentalists to
back off and work towards figuring out ways to generate U.S. oil safely.Barring oil development for political reasons is shameful. Focus on
avoiding environmental harm, not blocking development.
The United States has more oil reserves in Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, the
Dakota's, the midwest, the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska than Saudi Arabia and other
Gulf counties combined. We use no foriegn oil here in Utah period! Why then
are we paying this outragous amount? The answer is simple, because it takes a
lot of money to keep corrupt people corrupt! Your President is one of them and
you will vote to keep the same ol' the same ol'. Why? Because they are backed
by the big "R" behind their names. The time is approaching where We The People
will have to stand up and take action to say enough. Right now, vote for
change, not for party. Put in term limits. Get rid of the corporate backed
politicians. Get rid of special interest lobbying. Get rid of political gift
giving. Enforce conflict of interest laws. And yes, do what other countries
have done, throw out the private oil companies and let the people take them
over. I am getting to the breaking point as are MANY other Americans. DOWN
WITH THE OIL COMPANIES!!!!
When you read about rising oil prices, learn to disregard whatever excuse of the
moment they are citing.The real underlying reason is the same as it has
been for 5+ years now. The oil industry is struggling unsuccessfully to increase
production to satisfy demand from a heavily depleted finite resource base. It's
called "Peak Oil"
Wow, this is becoming a joke. This has to be criminal, but the thing is the
only people who can help us (Congressmen and Legislatures) are all backed by
these guys. They are smart and know who to back and support. So we won't see a
thing happen for a long, long time.Why haven't we spent more money
on alternate fuel options? Why aren't cars that get 50 mpg standard? I know
that will be the case here soon, but wow it's a little late.When our
President called us "... addicted to oil", how come we weren't presented with
alternate options? Are we addicted or are there just no other options?This oil thing has to stop and soon. The oil companies keep breaking record
profits, while the rest of us keep breaking our wallets. Wonder why the economy
is in shambles right now?Congress needs to step up and take action.
Actually earn your keep and represent the people!
Speculators who neither produce nor consume oil are responsible for adding at
least $50 to the current price of a barrel of oil. They do nothing more than
swap paper and force up the price. Congress must step in and set limits on
traders and their antics or the country will see the price of consumer goods
ballon out of sight. Gasoline for the family vehicle is just part of it. Think
of transportation of goods, essential chemicals and all other oil derivatives.
Congress absolutely must put limits on the speculators.
It's interesting that the average person and the economy in general are subject
to the whims of these oil traders and these analysts. I know that we are
generally against big government intervention in free-market systems, but is
this free, no-holds barred capitalism all that it's cracked up to be? How far
will this go before we realize that enough is enough?
One analyst makes a prediction and the price goes up that much - this is a
problem and my paraniod thinking suggests they do this for the thrill of
watching it go up. I would love to see his or hers portfolio of stocks I would
bet they a chuck full or oil stocks - If so I would say it boarders on
criminal.I will make a prediction - $5.00 gas by the end of summer