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Old March 10th, 2008, 11:33 PM   #21
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The problem is the price is now adjusted by the futures market that reacts to fear of supply, and no longer the actual demand.
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Old March 10th, 2008, 11:35 PM   #22
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You should start an e-mail telling people not to fill up on a certain day to screw the oil companies.
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Indeed. They don't give a shit. The government would intervene long before the oil companies even felt a bit of pain over this.
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Old March 10th, 2008, 11:55 PM   #23
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You're right it will never make it out of the Senate.

Still let's look at the truth here......

profit margins:

Oil industry: 7.6 %
All U.S. manufacturing 5.8 %
All U.S. manufacturing - Auto Industry 9.2 %

Not what I'd say is a "whopping" profit.

The current "tax breaks" that they want to repeal, don't help to the oil companies, they help the people. That money comes out of your pocket.

Repealing a tax break is just another way of saying "raising your taxes", only it's much more P.C.

All the taxes levied on the oil companies are really a tax on the people, the consumer-YOU. It true of all taxes.

The House Democrats want you to use less oil so they raise the tax on it and you pay it, it's control. They want to control how much oil you are consuming. You have no option whether to pay the tax or not. If you can't afford the higher tax bill you will change your behavior, until then the government will be happy to take more of your money and spend it as they see fit.

This isn't Freedom.

VETO! See, Bush is still good for something.


All of this is just another reason to support the Fairtax bill.
This is honestly the smartest thing I've read all day.
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Old March 11th, 2008, 04:40 PM   #24
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You should start an e-mail telling people not to fill up on a certain day to screw the oil companies.

I'm in.
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Old March 20th, 2008, 12:18 PM   #25
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Can you think for yourself for a couple minutes and form your copy/paste into your own words that explain your thoughts, then I will dissect them.
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