Gas Price Gouging

This post was written by marc on April 22, 2006
Posted Under: Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

“I’m concerned about higher gasoline prices,” Bush says. “The government has the responsibility to make sure that we watch very carefully and investigate possible price-gouging, and we will do just that,” Do I believe that? I still remember how he said he was going to investigate the leaks related to the outing of the CIA agent. Bush called for a criminal investigation to “get to the bottom” of it just to find out that he was the one behind it.

They can pretend that the high price of gas is because of “world demand” and “political uncertainty” and “converting to ethanol”, but when I see the president of Exxon getting a retirement bonus of close to half a BILLION dollars it’s pretty clear that it’s greedy oil companies raping the public again. These are the guys who met in secret with vice president Cheney to create the energy policies that make them rich and us poor. When the oil companies are showing record profits it doesn’t take a genius to figure out that if they made a little less then we would be paying less at the pumps. The quickest way to bring down gas prices is to impeach Bush and Cheney.

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It’s also pretty clear that the oil companies aren’t that concerned about their public obligations either – they still haven’t paid for the Exxon Valdez cleanup from the oil spill over tweny-five years ago. Isn’t it amazing that they supposedly can’t afford to pay for that cleanup, but can still generate record profits?

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Written By (: Tom :) on April 24th, 2006 @ 6:59 am

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