Re: BOYCOTT EXXONMOBIL AND SAVE GAS AND DIESEL
- From: "tscottme" <blahblah@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 3 Oct 2005 04:18:46 -0500
Truck driver: one who knows about 10% more than when they turned age 16 yet
knows the solution to every problem with zero research.
Tell me yak yak, what happened the last time a bunch of ignorant consumers
and politicians tried to solve an energy shortage by taking the profit out
of providing that energy to consumers? If you don't know the answer to this
question and yet you support this really stupid idea, aren't you just
proving why you aren't making important economic decisions for a living?
"I don't care if it helps, just do something!" That's about as much
thinking as some people do in their entire life.
By pretending that all cultures are equal, multiculturalism doesn't
'preserve' traditional cultures so much as sustain them in an artificial
state that ensures they'll develop bizarre pathologies and mutate into some
freakish hybrid of the worst of both worlds.
"Yik Yak" <jim154@xxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> On Sun, 02 Oct 2005 18:48:42 GMT, "Rocky Roads" <wookiee@xxxxxxx>
> Senator Byron Dorgan, D-ND, has called for the Federal Trade
> Commission to begin a formal investigation of oil and gas prices. Not
> only that, but he wants oil companies to pay back some of the money
> they've made in recent years.
> Sen. Dorgan called for the investigation before Hurricane Katrina
> drove fuel prices into the stratosphere, but he told Land Line that
> there is an even greater need now for something to be done.
> "I know that there's not a free market with respect to the price of
> oil," he said. "The price of oil is controlled by the OPEC countries
> and there is rampant speculation."
> Dorgan said those factors have led to "dramatic windfall profits" for
> all of the major oil companies.
> "In the last 18 months, the price of oil has gone up over $30 a
> barrel," he said. "That means the major oil companies, not having one
> additional penny of additional costs, have experienced $7 billion a
> month in additional profits. That's $80 billion a year that comes at
> the expense of consumers."
> Dorgan is proposing a windfall profit tax that would recapture some of
> that money and return it to the consumers.
> "I believe it's unfair and it ought to be recaptured and rebated to
> consumers," he said.
> Better yet, why doesn't everyone who reads this post write their
> congressman, and senator and demand that they impose a "windfall tax"
> on these oil companies such as Exxon, BP, Texaco, Chevron and Shell.
> They're draining life's economic blood out this country and something
> must be done! I was never one much for organized boycotts because they
> worked in the past.
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