Thursday, April 27, 2006

Greasy Speculation Spurring Slick Politicos?

Has anyone considered how easy it would be, even if unorganized, for speculators to prompt the ridiculous debate among our elected finest concerning the price of gasoline? To me, it appears obvious, especially considering the governments addiction to gasoline taxes. If we really saw how much we had to pay in tax every time we tanked up, the population would be infuriated. But, those costs are safely insulated in the price, leaving our finest idiots to attack Big Oil with impunity. This in turn, keeps the market jittery, which is especially beneficial to speculators. Maybe its just my crackpot conspiracy theory, however, I read something supporting this claim from the Qatar Oil Minister about oil dropping fifteen dollars a barrel, if politicians would just shut up. Now that is interesting...

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