posted on Dec, 15 2012 @ 11:58 PM
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
reply to post by NinjaKitteh
Ultimately you are right about this being a game of how far they can put it to us before we squeal. Each time, it's a bit more and more and more.
Each time they go too far, they go back down a bit in prices..and the 2nd or 3rd time hitting the same spot, there isn't a squeal. You hit it dead on
At this rate, they'll have their $5 a gallon and without a complaint by 2016. We'll have seen it above that by then and welcome the 'lower' $5.
Ugh... ain't the new reality grand?
By politics on this, I wouldn't see that as a red and blue type of politics for the reference, but the way the decisions from the Oval Office
(regardless of party) filter down through the chain and across the world in a hundred different ways to effect the decisions those directly changing
prices make at a given time.
No, I wouldn't call it right or left. I'd call it old vs. new world order. There was a point under Clinton where I saw $0.79 gasoline here. That was
mid 90's. It wasn't until Bush that SO much changed including the general $20-$30 per barrel prices blowing to God knows what from one month to the
next. Obama has simply been an extension of whatever changed on all levels after 9/11, IMO. Taxing fuel just added to everything to make a bad thing
so much worse..but that's another thread entirely,
(I'll still credit Obama with the prices dropping now though. If that works to make them keep dropping? Yup... All his credit indeed)
I think our views are very similar regardless of any political party leanings we may personally have. You are a pleasure to discuss things with as
You make a very good point in the politics of running things. It's not really what we generally consider politics because we focus on political
parties when doing so, but there is an underlying political system that goes beyond red and blue. They manipulate and control us with their actions.
They condition us to think a certain way over time. There is entirely too much control out there and they keep the red/blue divide going as a way to
continue controlling us.
I think it's high time we have a new party that isn't either of the extremes. I know there are many more libertarians then there used to be. Some
lean left, others lean right, but if all of them could come together and bring the "moderate" from both parties with them, we may be able to see
some big changes. Of course both sides would be working against the middle, but the middle would be very large compared to the extremists on either
side. It could be done and could make a difference.