Don’t Tax The Energy Companies?
Are you kidding? The petroleum industry is one of the few that has had record breaking profits soar on the backs of the vanishing American middle class. We have paid and are paying more for this dirty means of powering our life styles and necessities in the destruction of our once pristine treasures, our once beautiful coastline and wetlands in the Gulf of Mexico. We are paying through artificial manipulation of fuel costs. Have you noticed how prices spike whenever there is a perceived spike in consumption? Have you gone to fill up your vehicles during the work week and the minute a holiday approaches the price per gallon leaps up 25 cents, 50 cents, 75 cents up to a dollar more? Have you noticed that during the colder months the prices remain at humane levels but as soon as the warm weather beckons us to travel to see loved ones or just get away from it all, again, you see the spikes?
The petroleum industry has trotted out a new piece of propaganda showing people who are supposed to represent the real America. They are the common man saying that we should not raise taxes on the industry that has abused us, destroyed our resources and sent us into unjust wars, all in the quest for more of this disgusting fuel. Here is the commercial. Try to suppress your natural gag reflexes as the lie continues:
I don’t fault the people in the commercial for as the Lord once said, “…forgive them for they know not what they do”
There is a huge population that allows themselves to be informed by corporate owned propaganda machines. It is an intellectual laziness that will prove to be the undoing of our cherished union. These “news” and “grass roots” organizations spew the lies and talking points through the megaphone of Fox News. Fox News no longer holds the pretense of a journalistic organization. By donating 1 million dollars brazenly to the Republican party, they have exposed themselves as a propaganda wing of that party. And still our neighbors like the ones in the commercial say what they say.
The polls say that the party we as a nation put into a tenuous majority to save our middle class are getting beaten down. I, for one don’t trust the polls that are cited by both Fox and my beloved MSNBC. How are these questions asked such that they yield a result that the party that has said NO to anything that would help the middle class. That would demonize people who have been unemployed for more than 99 weeks as hobos, bums, as people who would rather sit home and collect a meager check than to slave away at below minimum wage job for their 40 hours a week.
This is not the America we once were. The Congress will appropriate millions of dollars to help any country that has suffered a natural disaster when if the same dollars were applied at home to help its own citizens they will say NO. The charity of our nation is the stuff of legend except when it comes tour own citizens. The people of this country will cry their eyes out over an abused dog or cat but a family that has lost their home, can not feed themselves, they are dead beats who deserve nothing. “Whatsoever you do to these the least of my brothers, that you do unto me” . The big companies do not care about you and spend millions of dollars to pay for politicians to lie to you.
Have WE not had enough of “business” taking a dump on us. We were once customers. We became consumers. The word customer had a certain reverence as someone whose trust must be won. Now we are just consumers who give potential upsides to their bottom line. Service has gone down and we are treated as those who should feel blessed that they would deign to offer their services to us. Well, when they are the only game in town, the deck is already stacked in their favor. They have discovered that they don’t need to take care of their customers. All they need to do is cut a check to your local congressman through “lobbying” spelled BRIBERY.
Don’t tax the energy companies indeed. We need to tax the crap out of these, the enemy from within. They owe US, THE FRIGGIN CUSTOMER a rebate!!!
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Originally posted 2010-08-31 21:07:46.
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