Rigar wrote: samhill wrote:
We need to give big oil a larger tax break & subsidies, that will fix them. Don't you find it odd how if you don't drive enough we pay more, if we drive too much we pay more, summer blend we pay more, winter blend we pay more, planned maintenance we pay more, unplanned maintenance we pay more so lets get this straight one last time, the common factor is we pay more. Oh! almost forgot the pipeline is still full of the higher priced gas, we pay more but the pipe & storage never ever has the lower priced gas so we still pay.
It sounds like (dare I say it) you all would like Gov. controlled gas & oil then you could I don't know maybe blame big oil.
...it aready is govt. controlled.
Really, How's that? The only control they have is putting heat on Saudi's or maybe decisions on where and when NEW drilling can happen but that isn't all that much control and isn't really going to effect prices much. They (the market) have had the taste and know that those prices can be paid (because the markets says they can and are!)
The sad truth is that we use more per capita than any other nation on the planet and we do that because we can. We are affluent and many of the people moaning about it that have 2-3 cars, trucks and SUV's, a boat, some snow sleds and ATV's and motorcycle too!
It's hard for me to feel sympathetic in those circumstances. Do I like it? Absolutely not. When I was a kid I could'nt get $2 to fit in the tank of my bikes and I could ride around all friday night for a Finner in my GTO. Just being realistic here. I was lucky enough to have been born in an era and seen those days, but they are long gone and nothing and no one is going to bring that back.
PS: Smitty, I'm still only that same tank from when I put the steam boiler in 3 years ago. Prolly more then half left too! I wince when I hear that bugger fire up and usually (thankfully) I'm not here and traveling when it does.