reply to post by sos37
I believe this whole gas crap is being severely manipulated in some fashion. I'm in CA and the whole energy crisis that fleeced early 2000's us
smells of the same stench. G.W -Dick - Condi -Wolfy and the rest are all oil/energy folk. If I recall correctly Gov Davis called off the energy crisis
at the very beginnings of 2004 election season nov 2003.About the time that prices came back to pre "crisis" levels. I have been proven that there
was market manipulation during my states "crisis".This was achieved by
organized, timed, premeditated action on behalf of our energy friends. Plays made in reaction to market movement/ supply and demand. Thusly one step
ahead of the
What I am trying to suggest is that it is not to much of a stretch to assume that big oil does not have to fear heavy "windfall" profit taxation.
Non industrial interference by the government is a very GOP thing to do. The pres, v.p
and cabinet are on a first name friendly basis with the folks in the same positions in big oil... This White house and Big Oil have shared similar
interests for decades past.
The current energy commission is composed of folks who have strong and long ties to the industry they are tasked to oversee. In order for pro
citizen/consumer action to be taken, the commission I just mentioned needs verify and determine officiously that there is market manipulation taking
place. However without this determination by this commission there is no crime, no investigation, no foul. It is very much like not being able to
examine a murder weapon in murder case. This political device brings about pure speculation from that moment forth. This creates the potential for
spin which has the effect of muddling the cause and and effect.
THE CAUSE IS THAT- THE OVERSEER'"S OF THIS INDUSTRY CHOOSE NOT TO RECOGNIZE ANY MISDEEDS ON BEHALF OF BIG OIL-
THE EFFECT IS THAT -AN INVESTIGATION INTO GAS GOUGING IS NOT POSSIBLE
WITHOUT A DETERMINATION OF FOUL PLAY BY THOSE OVERSEER'S (COMMISSION/ERS) Of THAT INDUSTRY.
So in conclusion I think to say that Obama cannot effect oil prices is grossly wrong.
The way any president can change this is by hiring people who DO NOT have interest in the market they are policing. The way to quell the soring prices
is achievable with the threat of taxation,investigation,etc... G.W feels that it is fair and smart to build his commissions with people from the
industries they are tasks to "observe"...
The main thing to take from this is that this stance on behalf of this PRESIDENT represent some of the very core beliefs of his great party.
Republicans want to let markets "act" freely without any obstruction from the feds. While Democrats
tend to be on the side of consumers and the public wallet. I am not making any judgments on right and wrong, but I really feel people do not
understand the their partys
.Bush or Mccain for that matter feel it is not the governments job to over regulate/penalize any industry.These men are conservatives people, if you
vote this way you are essentially agreeing to let business run a natural course - NON INTERFERENCE.
Obama being a liberal Democrat will side with the consumer and the regular folk, this a very liberal thing to do. As I said before he can effect the
current gas prices by changing the regulatory members. It is likely that a liberal leaning FTC or the like would take strong federal action. This
action would most likely be followed by lower gas prices, all induced by financial/political fear coming from big OIL.
If you think that oil companies have a right regulate their own market and set their own prices, then you should vote for Mccain.
If you feel the FEDS should investigate, regulate vote Obama.
A good link and he's mad
[edit on 11-6-2008 by just great]
[edit on 11-6-2008 by just great]