posted on Jun, 2 2008 @ 03:36 AM
Originally posted by laiguana
Congress recently proposed to continue the hike in oil prices to force corporate markets into action. I actually support this move by congress.
(google it) When it starts to take a toll on people's wallets it is bound to cause a reaction.
It does seem as if the only way to get through to corporate america is to force their hand, but i wouldn't want to give into such an absolute method
of solving the problem.
This method seems like a botch-job solution, the kind which people will eventually recover from and start taking advantage again.
The sad fact is that this problem cannot be solved solely by going after the corporations (as much as i'd like it to be), and treating it as such is
only going to make things worse.
You really think that laying the problem at the feet of a bunch of corporate hoo-hahs is going to make do anything
other than protect their own
It's nice to think that would be enough, but there is still other points to make;
The most prominent being the possibility that the war in Iraq is the cause of this recent rise in oil prices, despite the fact that we're bringing
more oil in.
It's like the best thing ever for the oil producers - not only has America, a state which many are not particularly bothered about being nice to,
decided to take care of matters with it's own hands, but by doing so has driven up oil prices because of the perceived nessecity to have more oil.
An increase in supply ensures an increase in demand...
My point here is that perhaps Bush has turned you all into victims of your own desire to stay as top-dog...