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Tue Mar 13, 2012, 04:59 AM

 

65% of Americans want Obama to take control of American Oil

In a WP Poll, 65% of Americans are dissatified with Obama because of high gasoline prices, so obviously they want him to take control of Big Oil like he did GM. However, the best solution is to take back our own oil, and go to national oil and start selling it to ourselves for $1.00 a gallon like hundreds of other countrys do. And now is the time to act when 65% of Americans want lower gasoline prices and an end to big oil gouging. Yes, you can use your own oil, and yes you can have $1.00 a gallon gasoline in a totally government run operation, free of the private sector. Or you could be scared and end up paying $10. a gallon from big oil. Your choice folks!!


65% of Americans disapprove of Obamas handling of gasoline prices, signaling they want him to do something to correct the gouging.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/gas-prices-sink-obamas-ratings-on-economy-bring-parity-to-race-for-white-house/2012/03/11/gIQAuhYO6R_story.html#weighIn

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Response to shintao (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 05:19 AM

1. I think we import about 60% of the oil we use.

We can't produce enough oil here to make this idea work by any stretch of the imagination.

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Response to Morning Dew (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 05:48 AM

2. Let me educate you on the OOOIILL bidness.

1. Light sweet crude is more cheaper to refine than our oil. Therefore we buy a lot of that from other countries.

2. We export 42% or so of our refined products to OTHER COUNTRIES. Makes more money.

3. ANWAR! ANWAR???? There are no refineries on the west coast that can refine that crap oil. It has to go to Japan or China. Where they have invested in modern technology to handle that stuff.

Now tell me how does that benefit the American people?

And its not because of the environmentalits: Why would you build a new refinery if you can just raise the price of you commodity? Therefore making more money without investing in infrastructure.

I love arguing in threes.

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Response to Loudmxr (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 07:46 AM

5. The entire ANWR reserve wouldn't power California.

It might keep the lights on for 16 years, according to the last lie Gale Norton's DOI told, but it would take 30 years to extract. Our oil supplies peaked forty years ago and what remains is our most important strategic asset.

Most of the oil we have left needs to hit a specific price per barrel to be worth extracting, which means that to rely on domestic oil, the price of oil has to GO UP and STAY THERE.

Every time we tap into our in-the-ground reserves, we'll have less for the day we actually need it. That's one of the most important strategic problems we have, and as usual, the Republicans are on the greedy, dangerous side.

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Response to Loudmxr (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 10:40 AM

9. We "export" refined products brought here SPECIFICALLY for refining.

Oil is brought from overseas to US refineries, converted into usable products, and then shipped back. Those are the "exports" you're referring to. Your attitude aside, the person you replied to is correct: there is no way of producing enough oil in the US to meet US demand. Particularly at $1 a gallon levels.

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Response to shintao (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 05:50 AM

3. Sounds more like

65% of Americans neither understand the oil market nor the cost of getting it out of the ground and refining it.

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Response to shintao (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 05:50 AM

4. Thank you for the humor this morning

 

This is a joke, yes?

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Response to LARED (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 09:09 AM

6. "This is a joke, yes?"

We can only hope. There are a lot of people who actually think this is a good idea.

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Response to shintao (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 10:11 AM

7. 65% of Americans are ignorant of what the rest of the world pays.

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Response to shintao (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 10:37 AM

8. Are they asking that the President break at least 3 cardinal rules of the GOP?

1. Here we have the 'free market' at work. World wide demand for crude is up, so prices are up.
How could they want government to 'interfere with the free market'?

2. Some claim it's the crisis in the Middle East causing oil prices to rise. But the GOP believes the
USA should attack Iran, a leading oil producer, and are amazed at any threat to shuting off the
oil. How could they want the government to pull 'military force' as an option?

3. Some say speculation causes gasoline prices to be $.60 more per gallon. There are Democrats
in the House that have proposd sharp regulation of speculators. Doesn't the GOP believe there
shouldn't be any regulation?

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Response to shintao (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 11:00 AM

10. I am all for more Government control over Oil Companies, but not to lower the price at the pump


The price of fossil fuel needs to go up, not down. The people who burn oil for transportation are not paying anywhere near the cost their carbon pollution is having on the Earth’s climate. The drivers of SUVs and people jetting around the world are exacerbating CO2 caused global warming, and it is about time they paid their fair share to fix the problem.

The internal combustion engine is killing our world, and lower gasoline prices are not helping the problem one bit.

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Response to PuffedMica (Reply #10)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 11:03 AM

11. Exactly, but the people who want it nationalized do not want it to go up. nt

 

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Response to PuffedMica (Reply #10)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 05:17 PM

12. and with this current administration we'd end up being required to buy no less than

1 gal. a week

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