Who’s greedy – oil companies or government?
Our politicians never cease to amaze me. Here is a group of the most inept people in all of society when it comes to solving every day problems, especially the ones that we elected them to solve. They can squander, mismanage and misappropriate huge amounts of public money and bring our economy to its knees in the process. Then they stand around with looks of incredulity as they point fingers at each other trying to place the blame for problems that they all caused by their own deeds and misdeeds.
These same lame fools, however, can be amazingly inventive when it comes to taking more and more money from the taxpaying public. They have us, the public, believing that big industry and especially the “Evil, Greedy Oil Companies” are out to get us.
The oil companies that explore for oil, remove it from the ground, refine it to make gas and oil to run our cars, planes and trucks get about 10 cents a gallon in “exorbitant profits.”
Meanwhile the government contributes absolutely nothing to this process but takes about 45 cents a gallon from the consumer, and they present themselves as “the good guys”.
This gas tax was sold to us with the promise that it would be used solely to repair and build roads. Even the dumbest taxpayer can’t believe that story anymore. Now the politicians want to put a big tax on these “Evil oil companies” to be used for “improving education”. They’re pretty sure the public can’t figure out that this tax will all be paid, as usual by consumers, in higher gas prices and higher prices from any business that uses fuel or petroleum products for manufacture, transport or delivery of their products or services. While we are taxed more and more the politicians have us laughing with glee under the misconception that we are getting back at those “Evil Oil Companies”.
On second thought, if they can sell this one, maybe the politicians aren’t the biggest fools of all.
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