All Oil Companies Complaint - No Gouging? Baloney!
CASA GRANDE, ARIZONA -- Just a couple of years ago, we had a spike in gasoline prices at the pump. Congress claimed to be 'investigating' whether or not the oil companies were engaged in price gouging. The oil companies all conducted an advertising campaign crying about how there was no gouging, that the record profits they were raking in were just figures on paper.
Here it is, 2008, and we are paying over $3.50 per gallon, and the oil companies have been crying and moaning that the prices are high because Light sweet crude is at $115 a barrel, and they share our pain. Horse apples!!!!!
Just now, on the local news program on Phoenix television, came the announcement that oil companies are posting the highest profits ever in history. Can anyone say they don't believe in price gouging? Do the oil companies think we are stupid as well as blind and deaf?
I think it is time for the US government to nationalize the oil companies and run them for the benefit of the consumers and not the shareholders. It seems to have worked for other countries. But the reality is that Congress won't do squat, while the oil companies keep raking in outrageous profits. The days of the robber barons are back, but instead of railroads or steel, it is oil.
Congress will do nothing, and the people will grumble and grouse, and continue paying through the nose. When I came to Arizona, the last tank of gas I bought in Indiana was 19.9 cents a gallon, in December, 1973. Because of the phony 'oil shortage,' gas was at $1.49.9 by the time I arrived in Coolidge, on January 4, 1974.
I feel like Roddy Piper's character in 'They Live!' and that I am the only one who can see the oil companies for what they are. Criminal enterprises formed ro rob the American public of not only money, but the self-esteem of being human, instead of going along with being sheared like sheep.
We need a rallying cry to form battle lines against the oil companies and take strong action against these crooks. No Price Gouging going on? Who do they think they are fooling?