The Federal government makes more in taxes, which both "big oil" and the consumer pay, per gallon of fuel (diesel, gas, kerosene) than "big oil" makes in profits, yet assumes none of the risks, pays none of the overhead and does none of the legwork to create the product. So any animosity you have toward "big oil" should be directed with more gusto against the government.
If you want to reduce consumer cost, build more refineries and drill for more crude here in North America. Right now, we are at the mercy of other countries for our fuel.
(Side note: for the first time in history, we will be importing wheat to feed people because our genius government has promised subsidies to farmers who plant corn (rather than wheat) to make ethanol.
Suggestion: GET THE GODDAMN GOVERNMENT OUT OF OUR FRIGGIN' LIVES BEFORE WE'RE COMPLETELY SCREWED (AND BROKE AND HUNGRY)!
Thank you for your time.)
Last edited by bkt; 02-13-2008 at 08:45 PM.