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I seem to be the only one with an answer to oil prices

Avila Beach

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I find it insulting how Middle America, who least can afford it, is being tortured by greedy U.S. oil companies, aloof politicians, and ignorant primitive Middle East conglomerate assemblies of tyrant-orientated tribes over the cost of oil.

The answer is elementary, yet it appears I am the only one who understands and comprehends the solution to this dilemma affecting our everyday life:

We learned the supply-and-demand theory in economics 101, yet nobody has the foresight, initiative, or guts to apply it to this oil disaster. The United States has, in the north slopes of Alaska, the coast of California, the Gulf Coast, and the previously untapped gigantic reserves in the Dakotas, almost more oil than the rest of the world combined. Yet we have to make concessions to and kiss the butts of “oil-rich nations.”

To lower the price of oil, simply announce these areas available for drilling to anybody. This immense supply would drive the oil-rich Arab gluttons to their knees, offering us Green Stamps while our oil companies would return the name of our “mini-marts” to “service stations” and the price of gas competitive again to something more respectable. Utilize our tons of oil!

Brazil has become independent of oil from the rest of the world by growing synthetic oil and for drilling offshore. Paradoxically, Obama is currently offering them assistance drilling off shore, rather than doing the same to us.

Amen.

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