Kristen (galactose) wrote,
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Gas Prices and America

Today we received simultaneous news that oil had fallen to under $100 a barrel for the first time in months, and at the same time in Knoxville gas prices were driven up to over $4.75 at many local pumps.


With Hurricane Ike looming over the entire Gulf Coast and soon the Midwest, instead of giving a price break/putting a ceiling on prices to help the people are downtrodden, displaced and will soon be suffering from huge expenditures at the loss of their homes and lives, gas companies use this as an opportunity to gouge us, the customers and citizens of America, to reap excess profit during a time of disaster. The gasoline in the Gulf of Mexico will still be there, they will still make money off it. But the combined fear of having no gas and the willingness of people to fill up at any cost gives them the opportunity to take advantage of us. A morally just system would oppose this, but instead our government stands by and watches Americans hurt financially, physically, materially and emotionally. Meanwhile they get in bed with lobbyists from those same big oil companies so they can retain their electoral power.


WAKE UP, PEOPLE.


YOUR HAVE A VOTE IN NOVEMBER. MAKE IT COUNT.
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