For now, let's ignore the oil companies and their alleged big profits. Their hands are tied as far as lowering oil/fuel prices are concerned. They do what they have to in order to survive. We all do.
Let's turn our attention where Congress and the Senate are desperately trying to divert our attention away from.
Why won't they let us drill our own oil? It's not like we don't have enough to be self sufficient for at least a hundred years or more. Wouldn't that give us more time to figure out a better way to harness other forms of energy? Wouldn't that begin to lower oil prices over time? There would be less transportation costs, less tariffs the companies have to pay, less production costs, more jobs for people willing to learn how to drill and refine oil, more construction jobs, more work for OTR drivers,and marketing people, and more money in state coffers. Why don't they see this? Or, if they do see it, why are they ignoring it? Is our government deliberately trying to crash the economy to get a Democrat in office? It makes as much sense as all those strange conspiracy theories out there put out by the BDS people.
Why are they scraping and bowing to the environmentalists? Money. Pure and simple. Power, even more simple. Take their power away by taking them out of office. Hand them their pink slip. They work for us.
You see, they don't have to buy their own fuel. We, as tax payers, buy their gas for them. We also pay their car payments which is how they can afford those big fancy gas guzzlers. We pay their mortgages. We pay their heating bills. We pay for their food. We pay for those nice vacations. The nice clothes.
Yet they are the ones holding our very way of life over our heads, telling us we have to learn to do without. Talk about upside down, ass back wards ways of doing things.
Excuse me, Mr.President, Mr. Vice President, Mr. Obama, Mrs. Clinton, Mr. Barr, Mr. Paul, Mr. McCain, senators and congressmen, we the people of the United States would like to take this opportunity to remind you we elected you to represent us, not special interest groups. We gave you your nice cushy jobs. We are ready to take them away from you. Understand? You listen to us. We are YOUR employers not the other way around. The pink slips with your names on them are ready. We'll be handing them out in the coming elections.