Saturday, April 29, 2006

SURPRISE!

Oh, now here's a big surprise.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Bush said Friday that taxing enormous oil industry profits is not the way to calm Americans' anxieties about pain at the gas pump, and that his "inclination and instincts" are that major oil companies are not intentionally overcharging drivers.

The rest is here: Bush rejects calls for tax on oil profits .

8 Comments:

At Saturday, April 29, 2006 2:17:00 PM, Blogger ffleur said...

*sputter* *gasp*

That just makes me so furious! He is such an incredible idiot. Protecting his oil-business owning friends.

You know that when he is finished destroying America (i.e. when his term is finished) he will be named a memeber of the board on EVERY ONE of these oil companies he has protected.

 
At Saturday, April 29, 2006 3:24:00 PM, Blogger Mike V. said...

Yea, his instincts are always right one target. Particularly for an oil man..

As for my take are part of it, here is the text of a letter I wrote to the editor of the paper this weekend.
Let's see if it get's published:

With all the histrionics about the price of fuel, I sure don't hear that much about conservation.
I know countless people that drive into work from the suburbs in giant 4 wheel drive vehicles.
You should hear the noise they make about the gas.

You know what, that's what you get.

I was taught when I was a kid not to waste resources.
Recycling is not an option, and driving some gas guzzler when something else does just fine isn't either.
I understand that families need cars to haul the kids around.
Do what people have been doing for decades: get a Volvo wagon.
We waste too much in this country. On purpose.

Companies should be doing more to encourage conservation by helping defer the cost of using public transportation and offering telecommuting options for those that can complete their jobs from home via their computer. The day my boss offered that to our team, I took it and work from home one day a week.

I want someone to tell me why we're not collectively doing easy things like subsidizing solar tiles for new construction of homes and condos. It could even be made part of the final cost.
In the days of 500k houses, the cost for that is negligible, would pay for itself over time and help save resources.
In a city like San Diego, solar panels like this would put electricity back into the grid.

 
At Saturday, April 29, 2006 5:09:00 PM, Blogger NaughtyVoyeur said...

That is a very funny sign :) Is that per gallon? Cuz I'll be outta gas by the end of the week. Can I give them my First Born's arms and legs.. then the first born?? :)

 
At Saturday, April 29, 2006 7:45:00 PM, Blogger LA said...

ffleur - I suspect you have very accurately predicted the future.

Mike - I totally agree with you on conservation and curbing consumerism. You'll get published, depending on which paper you wrote to. ;) Hey, don't forget, I've got pull at the City Beat!

NV - At this rate, you might have to have more children to get through the summer! ;)

 
At Saturday, April 29, 2006 9:50:00 PM, Blogger PixieGaf said...

From what I have heard Bush's instincts aren't to bright. I mean come he almost choked to death on a pretzel!

 
At Sunday, April 30, 2006 6:02:00 AM, Blogger prunella jones said...

It's the idiots who voted for him who are whining the loudest as they fill up their giant SUVs. Bush is such an embarrasment.

 
At Sunday, April 30, 2006 11:24:00 AM, Blogger prettykitty said...

mike that was brilliant. especially about building homes geared toward conservation efforts.

mike v for president!

 
At Monday, May 01, 2006 8:06:00 AM, Blogger Softball Slut said...

I sure as hell did not vote for him. If there were a public transit system to get to my work, I sure would take it. I am moving closer to work because I cant afford gas. This sucks

 

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