Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Today, If You Vote For A Democrat...

1) You want Nancy Pelosi to be speaker of the House.

2) You want Harry Reid to be Senate Majority Leader.

3) You think its okay for Senators in your party to bash the troops.

4) You love paying high taxes!

5) You want to Cut and Run in Iraq!

6) You don't want drilling in Alaska or anywhere else in the U.S. but you like to whine about how we shouldn't be dependant on the Middle East for our oil.

7) You love activist judges and how they erode our religious freedoms and re-write laws to fit their belief system.

8) You say you're concerned about national security but you're against every plan that has been implemented to prevent future terrorist attacks.

9) You want to sock it to big oil and tax them to death so our gas prices can go up even further even though they already pay an astounding tax rate.

10) You believe in abortion on demand and experimentation on human life.
[The above, reposted from Sunday, shamelessly appropriated from The Chatterbox Chronicles, which has graphics, videos, and links for the list]

Please scroll down to read "Beyond The Congressional Majority."

65 Comments:

At 11/05/2006 10:04 PM, Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

exactly!

 
At 11/05/2006 10:30 PM, Blogger Little Miss Chatterbox said...

Thanks so much for spreading the word and for the link :-). I sent you an email about fixing the problem with you being able to leave comments on my site.

 
At 11/05/2006 11:16 PM, Blogger Obob said...

http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6078/755/1600/sheehan.0.gif
my reason not to vote democrat

 
At 11/06/2006 2:53 AM, Blogger Denny said...

Democrats are such losers. Heck, some of the Democrat's best plans were non-plans. The Democrats offered no plans for needed social security reform. Nancy Pelosi said their plan was to "stop" any social security reform.

The first official non-plan party in US history now wants control of power in Congress after offering Americans plenty of critism, but not many ideas or workable solutions to America's pressing challenges. Maybe we will just get years of partisan investigations and hearings against President Bush and no real vision for solving America's pressing needs.

 
At 11/06/2006 8:09 AM, Anonymous Seth said...

Great list, AOW.

This post is now my 11th hour link.

:-)

 
At 11/06/2006 8:28 AM, Blogger Jason_Pappas said...

The New York Post editorial notes: "The woman who will become Speaker of the House, should Democrats pick up sufficient seats on Tuesday, believes passionately that the War on Terror is only the war in Afghanistan." The Post adds a map with all the attacks since 9/11 all over the world. The map was much more striking the in print edition but that full page editorial (unusual for the Post) got to the core about what's wrong with the Democrats. As much as I complain that Bush isn't tough enough and Condi doesn't have a clue, the Dems are brain dead. Where's Truman when you need him?

 
At 11/06/2006 10:10 AM, Blogger Mr. Ducky said...

Oil companies are paying too much in taxes?

That's an astounding statement. I bet we've got some Randoids here who think that if only Exxon Mobil increased its profits they would build more refining capacity to bring down the price at the pump and decrease their refining profits.
...but think of the shareholders !!!!

 
At 11/06/2006 10:13 AM, Blogger Mr. Ducky said...

I'm not a Democrat (they're too conservative for my liking) and I don't think much would happen if they got the Senate but...I've felt for a long time that winning the House was the thing - I want Conyers to be able to get any Team Thug member he wants including the Chucklenuts and Crash Cart - under oath.

I think that having both houses under Dem control would actually make it harder to win the presidential in '08 - it would be just too easy to blame Bush's complete lack of an agenda on the 'Obstructionist Democrat Congress.'

So I'll take having control of the House. The Senate always seemed like a harder nut to crack, anyway.

 
At 11/06/2006 1:01 PM, Blogger Brooke said...

I'm not surprised that a socialist would fail to understand that the lion's share of profit being made through oil is by the government, on the state and federal taxes which are collected on each gallon!

Much of what the oil companies costs are per gallon go toward research, maintenance, wages, ect... Leaving them with about a four percent profit per gallon.

What the gov't takes away... Pure profit.

If the government wanted to ease the load on the poor working man who has to fuel his vehicle to get back and forth to work everyday, they could repeal the gas taxes (at least temporarily), but hey... Think of those pork projects.

Or, if they wanted to eliminate our energy dependance on foreign oil, they could put in a plan to drill ANWAR while we develop the technology to move to coal to oil and hydrogen power, say, a 10-15 year goal. Hell, I'd even let 'em put funding aside to do a little environmental restoration up there when we finish. That would release this country from the grip of the Middle East and empower us to care for ourselves.

But hey... Think of the tundra and caribou.

 
At 11/06/2006 1:06 PM, Blogger Mr. Ducky said...

The lions share is made by government. Prove it.

meanwhile also prove there is a supply problem that ANWAR drilling would solve.

The U.S. federal gasoline tax as of 2005 was 18.4¢/gal , and the gasoline taxes in the various states range from 10 cents to 33 cents, with an average about 22 cents per U.S. gallon .

So when you pay $2.20 per gallon, the lions share is $.40. Do rightards even try to think?

 
At 11/06/2006 1:10 PM, Blogger Farmer John said...

The new Progressive motto:

When the going get's tough... re-deploy home.

 
At 11/06/2006 1:59 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Jason,
As much as I complain that Bush isn't tough enough and Condi doesn't have a clue, the Dems are brain dead.

Most of the time, for whom I cast my ballot is based on voting for the less abhorrent candidate.

Duck,
I'm not a Democrat (they're too conservative for my liking)

Then you don't have a candidate to vote for?

 
At 11/06/2006 2:17 PM, Blogger Mr. Ducky said...

Not a problem, AOW. I'm registered Green.

 
At 11/06/2006 7:43 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Duck,
A Green Party candidate appeared at a neighborhood festival here last month. I don't have a clue as to what his platform was, but he did hand out packets of herb seeds.

 
At 11/06/2006 7:51 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Farmer,
The new Progressive motto:

When the going get's tough... re-deploy home.


The generation of instant gratification.

 
At 11/06/2006 7:52 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Little Miss Chatterbox,
Your work on this list saved ne a lot of work. Thank you! My schedule is full to the brim right now, as it is.

 
At 11/06/2006 8:00 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Brooke,
Our nation's reliance on Middle Eastern oil is causing no end of grief. Neither political party has taken the proper steps to see to it that we get out from under OPEC.

Right now, gasoline prices are down, and the sheeple think that everything is fine. It's not! We're just getting a respite. Now, I admit that I'm grateful for that respite, but the problem with dependence on a foreign source of energy is going to come back to bite us--HARD.

 
At 11/06/2006 8:03 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

WHT,
I wish that I could take credit for making this list, but I can't.

Bright and early to the polls tomorrow. My husband and I will be there when the polls open--as we usually are.

I imagine that I'll be voting exactly the opposite of what Duck would, were he in Virginia. Heh.

 
At 11/06/2006 9:55 PM, Blogger nanc said...

this has to be THE funniest post i've seen today, by impertinent at fpm:

"Democratic National Convention 2008 Agenda 7:00 P.M. Opening flag burning.7:15 P.M. Pledge of allegiance to U.N.7:30 P.M. Ted Kennedy proposes a toast 7:30 till 8:00 P.M. Nonreligious prayer and worship. Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton. 8:00 P.M. Ted Kennedy proposes a toast.8:05 P.M. Ceremonial tree hugging.8:15- 8:30 P.M. Gay Wedding Barney Frank Presiding. 8:30 P.M. Ted Kennedy proposes a toast.8:35 P.M. Free Sadam Rally Cindy Sheehan , Susan Sarandon.9:00 P.M. Keynote speech. The proper etiquette for surrender French President Jacques Chirac. 9:15 P.M. Ted Kennedy proposes a toast.9:20 P.M. Collection to benefit Osama Bin Laden kidney transplant fund 9:30 P.M. Unveiling of plan to free freedom fighters from Guantanamo Bay. Sean Penn. 9:40 P.M. Why I hate the Military, A short talk by William Jefferson Clinton9:45 P.M. Ted Kennedy proposes a toast 9:50 P.M. Dan Rather presented Truth in Broadcasting award, presented by Michael Moore. 9:55 P.M., Ted Kennedy proposes a toast10:00 P.M. How George bush and Donald Rumsfeld brought down the World Trade Center Towers, Howard Dean. 10:30 P.M. Nomination of Hillary Rodham Clinton by Mahmud Ahnadinejad. 11:00 P.M. Ted Kennedy proposes a toast11:05 P.M. Al Gore reinvents Internet11:15 P.M. Our Troops are War criminals , John Kerry 11:30 P.M. Coronation Of Mrs. Rodham Clinton12:00 A.M. Ted Kennedy proposes a toast12:05 A.M. Bill asks Ted to drive Hillary home"

i'm still rolling!

 
At 11/06/2006 11:56 PM, Blogger Gayle said...

I posted that thing Nanc refers to on MRB's Fractured Friday a couple of weeks ago. It's hilarious!

Excellent post, even if you did shamelessly appropriate it! :)

Now we watch... and pray, and pray and watch. Tomorrow night I won't be getting much sleep, so I'm going to go to bed now.

Blessings, AOW. Keep up the good work!

 
At 11/07/2006 3:27 AM, Blogger David Schantz said...

One Rep. candidate for the Missouri House wants to make it eaiser for Third Party candidates to get on the ballot. Guess who'll be getting my vote. If you have a neighbor that doesn't have transportation you might stop by and offer them a ride so they can cast their vote. You might even be able to do a little voter education along the way.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

 
At 11/07/2006 9:15 AM, Anonymous Debbie said...

It's a chilling thought. I pray this doesn't happen. I still have hope the Republicans can hold their own in this election

 
At 11/07/2006 9:18 AM, Blogger Steve Harkonnen said...

That's bizarre. I just posted the same thing, but without knowing YOU did too!

I had to add points 11 and 12 to mine, however, so it slightly differs.

 
At 11/07/2006 12:54 PM, Blogger kev said...

daffy and people like him are the main reasons I vote straight Republican. I never want them to get into power in this country. Pelosi and her gang are way too far left for me, and he confesses he's to their left.

 
At 11/07/2006 1:14 PM, Blogger Farmer John said...

Well, it promises to be an interesting night!

 
At 11/07/2006 2:24 PM, Blogger cube said...

I did my part. All I can do now is pray, blog, and wait.

 
At 11/07/2006 2:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember in 08 to Vote for Mr Beamish.

Make this country safer, sendy Ducky to Gitmo. The menu in Gitmo is pretty good and far better than the average Cuban fare.

Maybe Ducky can defect to Cuba and get his meals in Gitmo.

 
At 11/07/2006 3:27 PM, Blogger Brooke said...

Ducky:

Check the sticker on your gas pump that says exactly how much money of each gallon goes to Fed/State tax. Every pump is supposed to have one.

THAT is all PURE PROFIT for the government. They don't do ANY work to provide the oil, research, provide equipment, pay people to pump it, refine it, bring it to the pump, ect.

They sure as hell can take money on it though, can't they?

 
At 11/07/2006 3:30 PM, Blogger Brooke said...

Oh, and the oil companies pay taxes before we pay taxes on that gasoline.

Tell me who's raking it in! LOL!

 
At 11/07/2006 3:35 PM, Blogger Brooke said...

Oh, and here's that proof.

Excerpted:

A multitude of factors can affect an individual oil company's profit on gasoline sales. However, in general, if gasoline is selling at about $3 a gallon, major companies make a profit of about 10 cents a gallon on their U.S. refining and marketing operations based on data gathered by the Energy Information Administration (EIA).

 
At 11/07/2006 3:40 PM, Blogger Brooke said...

Here in Ohio, tax per gallon is at 26 cents per gallon (One of the highest in the Union). Couple that with Federal tax of 18.4 cent p/g, and you wind up with 44.4 cents made per gallon. Compare that with the est. 10 cents per gallon profit of most oil companies, and you can plainly see who's making more money.

Sorry for going on so, AOW!

 
At 11/07/2006 3:42 PM, Blogger Brooke said...

Ducky, drilling ANWAR wouldn't give us MORE supply, but would REDUCE the amount we spend on foreign oil until we could become energy self-reliant.

 
At 11/07/2006 4:21 PM, Blogger Mr. Ducky said...

Brooke, first you have to demonstrate that there is a supply problem. Seen any gas lines?

Now go do your homework.

 
At 11/07/2006 4:55 PM, Blogger Brooke said...

Ducky:

I AM NOT SAYING THERE IS A CURRENT SUPPLY PROBLEM. I AM SAYING THAT WE SHOULD STOP BUYING FOREIGN OIL AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. WE SHOULD REPLACE SOME FOREIGN SUPPLY WITH OUR OWN OIL.

Are you even reading my comments?

 
At 11/07/2006 5:31 PM, Blogger Brooke said...

Besides, pumping and refining more of our own supply would create jobs here for American workers. Wouldn't you agree that's a good thing?

Also, if we move to, say, hydro power and nuclear energy, we could then use our refineries to sell supply to other countries, bringing in more revenue for us.

 
At 11/07/2006 8:23 PM, Blogger kuhnkat said...

Little Che Sucky exhibits his enormous understanding of actual ECONOMICS of business.

He claims that if a gallon of gas costs $2.20 the gubmint gets .40 cents and the oil company gets the rest as profit.

Is that your contention oh plucked one?? Huh, is it really??

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Maybe you would like to tell us how the oil company gets away with NO PAYROLL, Real Estate, and other miscellaneous taxes (providing they have somehow skated out of FEDERAL taxes). How they have convinced everyone to buy stock and never get any dividends. How they have somehow convinced all the employees to work for nothing and not contribute tio any kind of benefits...

Come on Little Che Sucky, you can clue us into how the Eastern Elite manage to do this???

It definitely helps me understand how Teddy Kennedy and family have decided to hold onto the 2 oil companies they own by changing their ownership into a tax exempt structure!!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

You still QUACK ME UP!!!!! You MORON!!!

 
At 11/07/2006 9:21 PM, Blogger Mr. Ducky said...

"He claims that if a gallon of gas costs $2.20 the gubmint gets .40 cents and the oil company gets the rest as profit."

Huh?

Are you completely off your gourd?

What I am saying is that majors who control the flow of oil from extraction to the pump do not have any profit incentive to increase refining capacity, fund new exploration or do anything to increase supply. They are extracting maximum profits at with the tax paying American sucker footing the bill for security and extortion the majors are doing fine.

The only reason they are hot to drill in Alaska is that a law states that when oil goes over $50 a barrel they don't have to pay royalties.

Now I know that's a little obscure for you folks who can say "supply and demand" and that constitutes your economics but do some research.

You ain't going to find American legislation and case law in Leviticus. Remember, I'm here to help. I don't like seeing you folk get suckered by this administration. Basically you're good people but very poorly educated.

 
At 11/07/2006 11:20 PM, Blogger nanc said...

according to michelle malkin, the cair izzie won in minnesota - scratch them for any future hopes.

 
At 11/08/2006 12:04 AM, Blogger Elmer's Brother said...

When the going get's tough... re-deploy home.


The left will define it as a strategic withdrawal.

Beamish Gitmo is too good for Ducky...he's liable to find his mate there.

 
At 11/08/2006 2:37 AM, Blogger Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

Last I heard, only profitable companies stay in business, but I'm sure Ducky has an economic model to dispute that.

 
At 11/08/2006 5:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Duck proves that Communists have no idea how markets work. Listen up Comwad, this educational announcement is brought to you by reality.

Gas is a comodity and all comodities fluctuate in price due to supply nd demand. Increasing the supply of a commodity reduces the price of the comodity. Thus with more oil on the market there is less room for hurricanes and Commie and Jihadi thugs
to disrupt the market.

Improve our country today send the Duck to GITMO. Ducky waterboarding is in one hour be on time and leave your copies of Fanon and Chomsky in your cell.

Is the Duck ware that prisoners in Gitmo eat a better diet than Cubans.

 
At 11/08/2006 10:17 AM, Blogger Elmer's Brother said...

The left will define it as a strategic withdrawal.

I think it's what the French have always called it.

 
At 11/08/2006 12:03 PM, Blogger Brooke said...

"What I am saying is that majors who control the flow of oil from extraction to the pump do not have any profit incentive to increase refining capacity, fund new exploration or do anything to increase supply. They are extracting maximum profits at with the tax paying American sucker footing the bill for security and extortion the majors are doing fine."

'The majors' of course won't increase production when they are profiting well enough as it is. That, Ducky, (coupled with the geopolitical strain in that area of the world) is why we should get self-reliant.

As Beak pointed out, oil is a commodity and the price of what is actually being pumped out of the ground fluctuates in response to demand. That is not extortion. The only way the American taxpayer is being made a sucker is by our own government, who taxes us per gallon after they tax the profit on oil companies.

"The only reason they are hot to drill in Alaska is that a law states that when oil goes over $50 a barrel they don't have to pay royalties."

If you mean the people of the State of Alaska when you say "they", I would submit that in a state with oil, they have a large indignant population that is forced to pay $5 or more per gallon of oil to heat their homes, and it gets pretty darn cold in Alaska. I would think they would love the revenue that drilling would bring, and the jobs it would create.

"Now I know that's a little obscure for you folks who can say "supply and demand" and that constitutes your economics but do some research."

I did. In fact, I even linked to it. You were right about one thing: Your comment was obscure.

You ain't going to find American legislation and case law in Leviticus."

What are you talking about? YOU'RE the first one to bring up anything biblical in this discussion.

 
At 11/08/2006 1:33 PM, Blogger nanc said...

rumsfeld has resigned!

 
At 11/08/2006 2:38 PM, Blogger Mr. Ducky said...

How y'all doing today?

Conyers is firing up the impeachment hearings as we speak.

Charlie Wrangle heading Ways and Means.

Payback's a b***ch in heat.

 
At 11/08/2006 3:29 PM, Blogger Brooke said...

I'm quite well, thank you for asking.

What's your point, Ducky? Did you think that any of us expected anything but spoiled-brat behavior and revenge tactics from the Democrats?

They got the power back, and now they'll be the ones busy totally ignoring the country's wants and needs.

 
At 11/08/2006 4:27 PM, Blogger Mr. Ducky said...

been doing that for six years, Brooke.
If you can delineate progress under The Dauphin's leadership I would be interested in reading it.

There is a job to do. Bury the neocon bulls**t that has been a cancer in this country for a few decades now. It's hit the wall, proven it can't deliver anything of value. Time to kick it to the curb.

Then maybe the national dialogue can become more civilized but not till thiscrew has been imprisoned. Then we can move on.

 
At 11/08/2006 6:03 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Nanc,
rumsfeld has resigned!

Of course, I was at work at out of touch with the news for most of the day.

A bit of a surprise, huh?

 
At 11/08/2006 7:23 PM, Blogger Storm said...

Howdy you all

I thought there might be a rancorous debate going on after yesterday.

As usually Ducky is off his medication. Only a Communist would declare the government seizure of nearly 1/5 of the cost ofan item just and clearing 11 cents (5% FOR ROUND NUMBERS)unjust. And that 5% comes after paying all the taxes associated with hiring people not to mention all the workers comp programs. Let's see government does what to contribute getting the product to market--that's right nothing--ere go pure profit for the government. If anything government needs big oil otherwise who the heck would provide the homes, food, clothing, and other items for all those employees--oh that's right in the Ducky universe it's the government. News flash Communism fails every time it is tried.

As for impeachment hearing, I know as a Duck you hold your breath a long time but not that long. They will hold their little hearings and in the end they will embarass themselves. The most correct thing you said it that '08 will go Republican. Nancy and the rest will show America what Demons are really all about and 2 years from now you will be eating crow---it that cannibalism?

Look at the numbers coming in folks, Dems did not win Republicans stayed home and let the Rhinos lose. The Lieberman race says it all. Too bad he is suffers from spousal abuse--maybe we can get him a program so he can leave his abusive partner.

Love your site AOW sorry I have been busy. I got a new post at my employer working different cases now. I just finished my 2nd marathon.

 
At 11/08/2006 8:57 PM, Blogger Brooke said...

Ducky, once again, I see you aren't reading carefully. I didn't claim that the GOP Congress had gotten a lot done during GWB's presidency. Quite the opposite, and now they'll simply be handing off the baton of uselessness to the Dems, who will cary it faithfully.

Sure, they did a few things at the beginning, such as tax rollbacks, but they got complacent and started acting like Democrats: Hemorrhaging money and doing basically nothing that their base wants. They got spanked and they deserved it... But this has nothing to do with Bush, whom I assume you are referring to when you say "the Dauphin." (Did you hear the speech McCain gave? He must've suddenly remembered he was a Republican. LOL!)

Every other commercial on referred to Bush... When the Dems that turned out figure out that they weren't voting against him, they're going to be upset! LOL!

BTW, Ducky, Bush isn't a NeoCon. He isn't NEARLY hawkish enough to hack that title.

 
At 11/08/2006 9:21 PM, Blogger Brooke said...

Hey, Ducky, I here there's oil in the hills. Since there are no caribou to upset there, don't you think we could start pumping there?

 
At 11/09/2006 12:04 AM, Blogger Steve Harkonnen said...

Who's this guy, Ducky, and what's he all about? He really is talented at rattling people up.

Beak, have you interviewed Ducky yet?

Ducky, if you haven't done so, participate? It's a blast.

Oh, congrats on the communist party takeover.

 
At 11/09/2006 1:38 AM, Blogger Freedomnow said...

Ducky voted for Daniel Ortega...

 
At 11/09/2006 12:44 PM, Blogger Mr. Ducky said...

With a Dem majority doesn't that make Teddy Kennedy the head of the judiciary committee?

Too bad !!!!!!!

 
At 11/09/2006 12:46 PM, Blogger Mr. Ducky said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

 
At 11/09/2006 1:00 PM, Blogger Mr. Ducky said...

Steve I did an interview at Beak's site.

Several were surprised that it was fairly moderate which doesn't surprise me since the regulars here are about as far right as you can reasonably go.

 
At 11/09/2006 2:56 PM, Blogger Farmer John said...

I'll take that as a compliment, mr. ducky...

as far right as you can reasonably go

 
At 11/09/2006 9:41 PM, Blogger kuhnkat said...

Little Che Sucky the Greenie Fascist Moron likes to rant about international corporations. How about the Kennedies oil holding? Why don't they build more refineries? Why doesn't Kerry build a couple with the backing of the Tomato fortune? Why doesn't Gore talk to his holdings in Occidental Oil, which IS an International formed by the Commie Armand Hammer (you can't make shit like that up!!!!) who gave Senator Gore the stock!!!

Little Che Sucky, you keep ranting about the same squat and the Dhimmicrats are in bed with the people you are ranting about. Tell me about all the Oil Companies that papa Bush and family OWN???

While you are at it you can explain why you MORONS continue to block offshore drilling in California, Florida, and other areas where they could have been drilling 20 years ago making a real difference NOW!!! Notice there have been NO major oil spills from ANY of our offshore drilling platforms. Something that can't be said about oil tankers flagged in 3rd world holes!!!!

You are supposed to be so green, do you support biodiesel and ethanol?? You look into how much growing area would be required to replace even a quarter of our fuel requirements?? How much extra fertilizer and other environmentally deadly sidelights it would cause???

I guess eventually you will tell us how you plan to reduce our power needs by simply legislating caps on our usage huh?????

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

You MORON!!!!!

 
At 11/10/2006 4:45 PM, Blogger Mr. Ducky said...

Why don't they build more fefineries? Why should they cumcat? Would it increase their profits.

Remember they wish to increase revenues and profits. You seem to be under some haze thinking they want to reduce your costs?

Now please explain why you think there is a supply problem and also explain why the majors would pump more oil and lower their profits when you dopes will pay whatever you get gouged?

 
At 11/11/2006 5:14 PM, Blogger Brooke said...

Resulting to ad hominem attacks, Ducky?

You must be getting mad.

For what seems like the hundredth time, Ducky: We wouldn't be increasing supply. We would be REPLACING some of the foreign supply until we could gain independence through alternate fuels.

We have acknowledged that the oil companies don't want to reduce our cost. The price fluctuates on a commodity due to supply, demand, and other factors.

The government is making (in my state, and with Federal taxes) about 44 cents per gallon of pure profit. The oil companies take home about 10 cents of pure profit.

Since the government is clearly making FAR more than the oil companies, why don't they help the working man out by taking LESS, say, about what the oil companies do? Those greedy pigs in suits seem to be doing well enough on 10 cents per gallon... HAHAHAHAHA!

 
At 11/12/2006 6:58 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Brooke,
Since the government is clearly making FAR more than the oil companies, why don't they help the working man out by taking LESS, say, about what the oil companies do? Those greedy pigs in suits seem to be doing well enough on 10 cents per gallon...

The government always "needs" more money than private industry. Gotta fund those entitlements.

As I see it, the combination of the government and the oil companies has created a new form of oligarchy, which rides on the backs of the consumers of petroleum. Further, our dependence on oil has interfered with the laws of supply and demand.

We are being held hostage at the pumps and elsewhere when it comes to petrolelum. And the larger part of that ransom consists of federal and state taxes on a commoditiy upon which our economy is largely dependent.

Recently, we've seen a market correction with real estate. Do we have that same capability with petroleum? Not at this point.

KuhnKat,
legislating caps on our usage

EEEEEEEEEK! Rationing? Somebody will get the rake-off! I well remember my parents talking about the idiocy of certain rationed commodities during World War II.

 
At 11/13/2006 4:12 PM, Blogger Mr. Ducky said...

AOW, the price of gasoline came down nearly 35% without any change in taxes.

Explain.

 
At 11/13/2006 5:03 PM, Blogger Brooke said...

Once again, Ducky, supply and demand. OPEC agreed to raise pumping output for the present. Also, the end of the restrictive and expensive "summer blends" has arrived. Thank the EPA for part of those hight summer prices.

Geez.

 
At 11/13/2006 7:51 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Duck,
Manipulation up, followed by manipulation down.

 
At 11/14/2006 5:47 PM, Blogger Storm said...

Ducky Cnn also did a bit on speculation driving up the prices during the Summer months due to predictions that this would be a horrible year for Hurricanes due to my favorite myth Global warming. The combination of no major hurricanes and the EPA regulations falling off lowered the price not any tin foil hat wearing conspriracy. The fact the some OPEC nations agree to pump more is also irrevelant because we had reduced output from Alaska. Did nt you notice the Saudis lowered their production when the Alska line started coming back online. Oh yeah that's right you do not need the benefit of news coverage to form your opinion.

 

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