Originally Posted by MrSlacker
here in NYC, its already about $2.60 per gallon. which is crazy high, but people still buy gas.
People here in the US have sadly become a mass of lemmings that are so pathetically apethetic that they do indeed continue to buy gas at these insane prices, as if nothing had changed. And the fact that they will is what feeds the greed of the oil companies and OPEC to rob us blind. Has anyone noted the record profits that big oil is making these days, and also, every other time they have been able to artificially inflate gas prices?
The Boston Tea Party that spawned our nation was based on far less inflated prices. Add the fact that our current president was an oilman, seems willing to do nothing to control the problem, and we have the current disaster. Through most of modern history, the US president could dictate oil prices when they got out of hand due to either OPEC or big oil playing their games. Only Carter, Clinton and George JR. have failed to even attempt that.
Add in the fact that Mexico has been continuously pushing for higher gas prices ever since they were able to join OPEC, and its literally a joke. Mexico? A country we could BUY, in its entirety, for about a months worth of national debt? We allow THEM to push this economy damaging agenda for all of north and south america?
People who cared would already be preparing for a revolt, by whatever means necessary to see this ended and to assure it never happens again!