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Originally posted by getreadyalready
Another $2B to another country while our unemployment rate steadily rises? Why not give it to an American company for exploration? Oh ya, they are posting record profits, they don't need it! So why give it away at all? Why not give $1M to 20 alternative energy companies and let the rest of the world fight over oil?
Bad decision making in government is the sadly the best-case explanation! The worst-case and more likely explanations can be found in 100's of threads here on ATS.
Originally posted by DYepes
That was a colorful outburst. Frankly however, the driving force in petrol prices is the increased demand from a developing world of over two billion seeking to sustain a standard of living westterners have enjoyed since the end of world war two.