Riiiiiight. Sniff……….Sniff…………Anyone smell something fishy here besides me? If there is a legitimate reason for the outrageous price we’re paying for gasoline at the pump right now, why in the world are the oil companies making unprecedented profits???
I can save the government alot of trouble. The last time this happened and we had a FAKE gasoline shortage, this was back in the seventies, and the oil companies made out like bandits by raping us all, the government got their cut by passing the “Windfall Profits Tax.”
All they have to do is dust that old thing off and make a few minor adjustments and it will serve for this fake bunch of crap too. Because the fact of the matter is, there is absolutely NO reason for the price of gasoline to be rising. There is no less oil coming out of the ground now than there was five years ago. The only person psychotic enough to cut off his nose to spite his face and stop producing oil in his country was pulled out of a hole in the ground and hung quite some time ago.
But just like the war in Iraq and Afghanistan (remember Afghanistan? We’re still fighting over there! Does anyone know WHY?), the oil companies are in the habit now and they just can’t seem to stop raising prices. Plus, we as a nation are rolling over like beta dogs and pissing all over ourselves while the oil companies and our government growl and show us their teeth so they have no reason to do any different.
I find it very interesting that our government will take a cut of the unprecedented profits, but they won’t bother to wonder WHY there were unprecedented profits to begin with. It’s hard for me to teach my kids to be honest in their lives, to teach them that playing fair is the best way to go, when the government of our country encourages large corporations to lie and cheat just to that they themselves can take a cut of the loot produced by that immoral activity.
Wait! I just figured it out! I bet they will use those “unprecedented profits” to fund “Homeland Security!” Damn. Now I feel all unpatriotic and shit. My bad.