posted on Apr, 22 2006 @ 11:48 AM
Everyone likes to make oil companies the scapegoat for high gas prices. The fact of the matter is it is simple supply and demand and futures
That being said I submit for your review a link of the price breakdown for gasoline for the last 7 years.
Note the % for profit has in fact gone down for station owners and supplyers. Also note over that time that taxes have not gone down but have gone
So you don't like the high price of gas? Thank your local environmentalists who won't let us get any more domestic production( ie higher supply) and
the spineless politicians who are afraid of the Sierra Club and their leftwing ilk.
Why is it the liberals are always going after oil companies with laughable ideas like windfall taxes and price controls (which would do NOTHING to
help the consumer) yet they never mention easing taxes temporarily? In CA alone you could save nearly $.60 a gallon if there was a temporary tax lift.
Lord knows they would never do that though...
[edit on 22-4-2006 by Apoc]