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Yup, there they go controlling and manipulating prices again.
How dare they lower gas prices?
The country was just beginning to move toward alternative, green fuels, and suddenly they cheapen oil again. They cruelly squeezed us for a while, got rich on our poor backs, and now they give us a break, just when we all sold our Suburbans and bought these lame Priussies, sold our furnaces and replaced them with wood-burning stoves, and quit eating corn so they could make ethanol out of it.
But did they really give us a break? Naw. Now they will get rich on volume, instead of high prices. Crafty SOBs, aren't they? Almost like capitalists.
Who gave them the right to control prices? The government should make sure we have cheap expensiveno lots of oil...oh heck, I don't know what. But the government should do it. Surely they know what is best, but it had better be cheap gas for my F150 - I need something to show for the taxes I pay.
Al Gore and the Dems, and the Greenies, have been arguing for higher gas prices, and higher gas taxes, for twenty years. They do not like oil. I do not know what they do like, but it isn't oil - unless it is in their own SUVs and their own furnaces.
Lowering oil prices is a crime against the environment and a crime against humanity. Big Oil needs to be investigated for this senseless, evil, greedy act of lowering oil prices.