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Fuel Protest Complaint - Brits in Fuel Protest

Review by Harrycichy on 2008-05-26
LONDON -- British truckers in fuel protest today. Truckers will protest at the price of fuel today in London. A group of truckers are ready to go to the capital London & to lobby Prime Minister Gordon Brown at Downing Street. A 'Trucker' said enough is enough. Truckers are expected to arrive at Downing Street at 1:30PM.
Comments:19 Replies - Latest reply on 2008-05-27
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-05-27:
Not at all sure what the protest will accomplish. The current fuel prices are stoked by an increasingly worthless dollar. Wait until September when gas in the USA hits $8/gal.
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-05-27:
In the US last week the truckers protested in DC. Didn't do much good. The French truckers protest all the time. Government can do little towards pricing. All they offer is to eliminate certain tax 'benefits' to the oil companies. The oil companies would simply turn around and charge consumers more to make up for profit losses. Either way we lose.
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-05-27:
Quite right, PassingBy. I think folks need to wake up to the fact that oil is a commodity with finite supplies. A US dollar, because it is backed by nothing, simply buys less of a valuable commodity.
Posted by cherpep on 2008-05-27:
Meanwhile, almost everything will be impacted by the increasing gas prices. If at any point it needs to be transported by a truck - the cost of that item will rise. Watch your grocery bill!
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-05-27:
At this time next year 3 dollars a gallon will seem a bargin.
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-05-27:
I just read that groceries are up 27% from last year. Wallyworld is correct. A year from now, today's gas prices will be referred to as 'in the good old days' when gas was cheap. Hang onto your wallets folks, it's gonna be a bumpy ride.
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-05-27:
The roosters are coming home to roost. We've about exported all the jobs we can.. we're importing about all we can and the Fed can only go as low as zero on the rates. Doc is right... it's gonna be a bumpy ride. I can't wait till our Asian trade brothers grow tired and weary of the US currency. That should be interesting.
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-05-27:
It is only through a campaign of well-produced media, that people are not dumping their usless dollars in exchange for gold or silver. The dollar is not worth anything, becuase it's not backed by anything. In essence, dollars are like 'magic beans'...only having magic if you believe they have magic.
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-05-27:
I,m for state runed oil . Look at venezuela they pay pennies for gas. The oil revenue could help pay for healthcare and other goverment programs as well.
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-05-27:
Darn...wallyworld...I was just starting to like you. Logically, how would we pay for healthcare if revenues were calculated in pennies. ;-)
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-05-27:
We have legislation that proposes to cut the principal on some distressed loans. Our government is no longer pretending that our currency is real... Can you imagine.. today you owe 500K but by a magic wand wave of the fed tomorrow you owe 250K. Why you ask? To save people from foreclosure you say --WRONG.. To save banks? -- WRONG... it's simply being done in order to create more equity which in turns creates more equity loans which in turns generates more consumer spending in order to keep the illusion of the US economy going for a bit longer. Just like those 'stimulus ' checks. Coo-Coo.
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-05-27:
I don’t mean pennies litterly they could probably make gas more affordable then the oil companies. I Love free market but when you rely on a product that fuels most of the country then I’d be for it. Just scrap what I said before I suck at anything economics
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-05-27:
@$%@#$...I was TRYING to get some work done! "Legislation proposing to cut the principle..."

It is a good thing few Americans have any understanding of currency or economics, beyond what the 5pm Hair Spray Testers spew. The drooling masses will cheer if their $500K mortgage principle drops to $250K, never making the connection that doing so cut the 'value' of their valueless currency by 50%. Gotta love the Federal Reserve, like the Queen of Hearts "A dollar is worth exactly what we say it's worth." Nice work if you can get it.
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-05-27:
Wally...And I mean this very respectfully...name ONE government enterprise which is more efficient than the free market...except for the creation of more government. As for the 'stimulus checks'...how do you say 'thank you' in Chinese. Good news, though. Due to our ongoing wars, there are lots (LOTS!) of MREs to be distributed at government feeding points when a loaf of bread costs $10 in the supermarket. They're YUMMIE!
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-05-27:
I Love free Market. I didn’t mean to offend anyone with my previous comment.
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-05-27:
Okay...now I gotta run. Keep this interesting thread hot! If I don't make working noises...I'll have to fire myself and sign up for gubmint cheese. MMmmmmmmmm...gubmint cheese!
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-05-27:
No offense taken by me wallyworld...this is a forum. Gotta go, my friend!
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-05-27:
I believe in the free market but I don't believe in the "collateralized debt obligation" which is the result of an unregulated (free) market. What's a boy to do?
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2008-05-27:
CindyLu...please don't tell that Lois character that he is very smart and makes sense...geesh...we've been trying to deflate his big head as it is already! LOL!

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