High gas prices prompted by greed, nothing more

2013-07-15T00:00:00Z High gas prices prompted by greed, nothing more nwitimes.com
July 15, 2013 12:00 am

What are these oil companies doing? Their greed is stifling our recovery. With all the oil we are producing here in the United States, why are we held hostage to ever-increasing prices at the pumps?

Listening to the explanations as to why we have to pay for higher-priced gasoline is like blowing smoke up to where the sun doesn't shine. What do these companies think when they bring out these fabricated innuendos and lies.

One time they tell us the refineries are down for repair. Next time it's a storm. Then it's the Suez Canal impending closing or a non-related event in which an Arab dictator has diarrhea.

They must think the public is so gullible that they can't look past their nose. If our politicians had courage and guts, they would look into what is going on and hold hearings and investigations.

There are only three reason why gasoline prices have been increasing at this time:

1.) Wall Street speculations

2.) Oil companies' manipulations

3. ) Greed

The rest of all explanations is bunk. It is these oil companies which are hindering our country's recovery, nothing else. The tragedy is that our politicians and government is sitting idle, letting these people ruin our country.

Just think what the extra $40 to $60 a month could buy for the lower-income people. That would amount to a real pay increase.

- Rolf Theurich, Dyer

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