not as simple as you think
Not starting a fight..just a discussion. Call me names..that's a fight :lol:
Yes, we are dependant on oil..thus why unrest in other countries causes our prices to rise (oil is not just used in fuel but also in the manufacturing of many products like plastics, etc). Why not use our supply while researching new fuel types, and let it benefit the US like drilling benefits other countries?
The devaluation of the dollar by the Fed is really going to hurt. Countries like Russia, Turkey and China are pushing to have the dollar removed as the accepted world wide currency and change it to the Euro. Which would be tragic to the US. ....the Euro has its problems. Strong countries', like Germany and England, currency is now placed in the same bucket as Ireland, Spain and Greece (ahem..bailout?) that has weekend the Euro.
Arizona DQ..exactly what I'm getting at..why aren't people/the media outraged? I also drive, I'm in sales and self employed . I do try to do as much over internet/phone, but sometimes that is not enough..and I cover 6 states!
Midge..so we should just accept it and go on as "life as usual"
War Admiral..I agree and I do believe that it was the speculators that affected the prices the last time. And Yes, If I saw a benefit, I'd pay it....
mercedespony..BP was a tragedy, and keeping the rigs closed is also a tragedy from all the jobs that were dependant on those rigs (and not just oil companies). I think the US is much better about safety standards than other countries, and they are drilling away..in our waters...
SNL... I have a better understanding than what you think...but what I was asking was why we don't hear the media say the same things now as when it first happened? What I was getting at was it WASN't the president's fault, but the media was so outraged that they made it sound like it was! Back then, it was obvious that it was due to speculation.
SO WHERE IS THE OUTRAGE NOW? and things are more dire than what most people understand...