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Response To The President's Speech Regarding Gasoline Prices
                           SPEECH  FROM:  MARYLAND THIS AM  3/15/2012
 
(1)  The President emphasized that he gave almost everyone (Besides our Poor Senior Citizens} at least $40.00 per month in the form of payroll tax cuts that would help pay for these present higher gasoline prices approximately three months ago. The President also contends that this will help our American Citizens pay for their present higher gasoline costs at the pump today. But if I remember correctly, this additional $40.00 income was to have been utilized to have assisted Americans to pay their mortgage bills and too also spend their money at the LOCAL RETAIL SECTOR in order to boost this Nation's economy and produce jobs here at home contrary to subsidizing the oil firms who are the 1% in this Nation. 
 
(2)  The President also contradicted himself when he told the American Public today: That he had upended up the gulf and other places for drilling that would produce more energy here at home. However, he did not mention that we already have ample energy in this Nation and that the oil companies are now shipping or exporting this oil and gasoline to other Nations of the world. We the public have also been told in this Nation that the more oil production or alternative energy sources we produce in this Nation today--would result in "lower" gasoline prices which is not the case today. The oil firms have clearly demonstrated today that they will raise the price of gasoline no matter how many oil wells are drilled or how many alternative energy sources are now developed in this Nation today or in the distant future.  They (the oil firms) have clearly demonstrated that they are in charge of their products and also this Nation like it or not.    
 
(3)  The President emphasized that the developments in Iran have caused the speculators on the World Wall Street Markets to increase their prices just on speculation alone. However, he did not tell the American People that part of his embargo plans against Iran was in relation to higher than usual gasoline prices that  Iran  now pays in the form of gasoline imports from other Nations in the form of a sanction. If this Nation is now in an emergency situation with Iran, then the President via "executive order" could or should place a temporary moratorium order against the "oil speculator" racketeers that would prohibit them from increasing the gasoline retail prices here in this Nation. Why should U. S. Motorist subsidize any form of a U.S. foreign policy in this Nation that would place any form of a financial hardship on themselves is beyond my present imagination.  It also looks as though that the oil and gasoline prices are now being manipulated so that the world gasoline prices "will be the same" throughout the world which in my humble opinion means world price fixing if this should be the case.
 
(4) The President also sighted the facts that China and India are both buying new automobiles that means more gasoline consumption within those Nations as an excuse for the rising oil and gasoline prices. However, we have been told by this identical U. S. Government that present and previous automobiles manufactured in this Nation that is now being sold to China and India have been manufactured with fuel efficiency standards that would or should  reduce oil and gasoline consumption. It is also inconceivable that if China, India, or any other Nation is consuming more energy within their perspective Nations do to there billions in population numbers, they should pay the higher price for gasoline and not the U. S. motorist in this Nation who are being utilized to "subsidize" these  Nations at the pump today in the form of higher gasoline prices.  In essence, if other Nations use more they should pay more regardless of their present circumstances. 
 
(5)  The President also emphasized that he feels our pain at the gasoline pump, but gave no indication that he would provide a gasoline "rebate payment" to any of our low income Senior Citizens whose present income is less than the Present Poverty Level of $20,000 per year. The President also did not indicate that he would  increase the present minimum wage or to provide a "gasoline rebate payment" for those who would be effected the most by higher gasoline prices.  In essence, the President is only worried what happens to the oil and gasoline business firms and not the people at large.

 

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Leon is, and always has been, a yellow dog Democrat. He is also a Korea War Veteran and is a retired 76 year old Senior Citizen. He has also been active within his State campaigning for various Democrat candidates during his younger years and has (more...)
 

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